Expressive Therapies

Editor : Cathy Malchiodi

Expressive Therapies

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  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Published : January 2007
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Expressive Arts Therapies
  • Catalogue No : 25124
  • ISBN 13 : 9781593853792
  • ISBN 10 : 1593853793
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Psychotherapists, counselors, and other health care professionals are increasingly turning to expressive therapies - including art, music, dance/movement, drama, poetry, play, sandtray, and integrative approaches - in their work with clients of all ages. This timely volume offers a comprehensive presentation of these innovative and powerful modalities. Expert contributors present in-depth descriptions of their respective approaches to intervention with children, adults, and groups, giving particular attention to strategies for integrating expressive work with other forms of psychotherapy.

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Table of Contents
1. Expressive Therapies: History, Theory, and Practice, Cathy A. Malchiodi
2. Art Therapy, Cathy A. Malchiodi
3. Music Therapy, Michele Forinash
4. Dance/Movement Therapy, Susan T. Loman
5. Drama Therapy and Psychodrama, Robert J. Landy
6. Poetry Therapy, Kenneth Gorelick
7. Play Therapy, Linda E. Homeyer and Emily DeFrance
8. Sandtray Therapy, Linda E. Homeyer and Daniel S. Sweeney
9. Expressive Therapy: An Integrated Arts Approach, Karen Estrella

Cathy A. Malchiodi, ATR, LPCC, CPAT, is a licensed clinical mental health counselor, art therapist, and expressive arts therapist, and is also a faculty member at the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience in working with people of all ages and has worked as an art therapist with survivors of traumatic experiences, including domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, disaster, and serious or life-threatening illnesses. Ms. Malchiodi is a frequent presenter on art and health care throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe, and has given more than 200 invited presentations. She is the only person to have received all three of the American Art Therapy Association's highest honors: Distinguished Service Award (1991), Clinician Award (2000), and Honorary Life Member Award (2002). The author or editor of numerous books, including The Art Therapy Sourcebook, Understanding Children's Drawings, and the Handbook of Art Therapy, she has also published over 70 peer-reviewed papers on the use of art therapy and arts medicine with trauma survivors, survivors of child physical and sexual abuse, people with psychiatric disorders, and those with physical illness.

Emily DeFrance, PhD, RPT-S, Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
Karen Estrella, ATR-BC, MT-BC, LMHC, Division of Expressive Therapies, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Michele Forinash, DA, MT-BC, LMHC, Division of Expressive Therapies, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Kenneth Gorelick, MD, RPT, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, LPC, NCC, RPT-S, Professional Counseling Program, Department of Educational Services and Psychological Services, Texas State University-San Marcos, TX
Robert J. Landy, PhD, RDT/BCT, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions and Drama Therapy, New York University, New York, NY
Susan T. Loman, MA, ADTR, NCC, Dance/Movement Therapy Program and Department of Applied Psychology, Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH
Cathy A. Malchiodi, ATR, LPCC, CPAT, National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Daniel S. Sweeney, PhD, LPC, LMFT, RPT-S, Graduate Department of Counseling, George Fox University, Portland, OR

About the Editor(s)

Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT, is a psychologist, expressive arts therapist, and art therapist specializing in trauma recovery. She is the founder and executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, which trains mental health and health care practitioners in medical, educational, and community settings and assists in disaster relief and humanitarian efforts throughout the world. Dr. Malchiodi has given more than 500 presentations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia, and has published numerous articles, chapters, and books, including Understanding Children’s Drawings and Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children, Second Edition. Dr. Malchiodi has received numerous awards for distinguished service, clinical contributions, and lifetime achievements, including honors from the Kennedy Center and Very Special Arts in Washington, DC. A passionate advocate for the role of the arts in health, she is a contributing writer for

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