Dance and Other Expressive Art Therapies

When Words Are Not Enough

Author: Fran J. Levy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131779589X

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

View: 8794

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Posted in Psychology

Encyclopedia of Trauma

Author: Charles R. Figley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412978793

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 873

View: 7796

This timely and authoritative two-volume set includes hundreds of signed entries by experts in the field of traumatology, exploring traditional subjects as well as emerging ideas, as well as providing further resources for study and exploration.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Dance Movement Therapy

Theory, Research and Practice

Author: Helen Payne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135169039

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 5969

What can dance movement contribute to psychotherapy? This thoroughly updated edition of Dance Movement Therapy echoes the increased world-wide interest in dance movement therapy and makes a strong contribution to the emerging awareness of the nature of embodiment in psychotherapy. Recent research is incorporated, along with developments in theory and practice, to provide a comprehensive overview of this fast-growing field. Helen Payne brings together contributions from experts in the field to offer the reader a valuable insight into the theory and practice of Dance Movement Therapy. The contributions reflect the breadth of developing approaches, covering subjects including: dance movement therapy with people with dementia group work with people with enduring mental health difficulties transcultural competence in dance movement therapy freudian thought applied to authentic movement embodiment in dance movement therapy training and practice personal development through dance movement therapy. Dance Movement Therapy will be a valuable resource for anyone who wishes to learn more about the therapeutic use of creative movement and dance. It will be welcomed by students and practitioners in the arts therapies, psychotherapy, counselling and other health and social care professions.
Posted in Performing Arts

Words And Symbols: Language And Communication In Therapy

Author: Barden, Nicola,Williams, Tina

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335213610

Category: Psychology

Page: 133

View: 4538

The book addresses counsellors and psychotherapists from all major theoretical orientations, from psychodynamic therapies through to humanistic and existential approaches, maintaining an overview that is relevant to an integrative position.
Posted in Psychology

Speaking about the Unspeakable

Non-Verbal Methods and Experiences in Therapy with Children

Author: Dennis McCarthy

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427961

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 5070

Children do not always have the capacity or need to express themselves through words. They often succeed in saying more about their feelings and experiences by communicating non-verbally through play and other expressive, creative activities. The basic premise of Speaking about the Unspeakable is that life's most pivotal experiences, both good and bad, can be truly expressed via the language of the imagination. Through creativity and play, children are free to articulate their emotions indirectly. The contributors, all experienced child therapists, describe a wide variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques, including clay, sand, movement and nature therapy, illustrating their descriptions with moving case studies from their professional experience. Accessible and engaging, this book will inspire child psychologists and therapists, art therapists and anyone with an interest in therapeutic work with children.
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Dance Therapy and Depth Psychology

The Moving Imagination

Author: Joan Chodorow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113585419X

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 4025

Dance/movement as active imagination was originated by Jung in 1916. Developed in the 1960s by dance therapy pioneer Mary Whitehouse, it is today both an approach to dance therapy as well as a form of active imagination in analysis. In her delightful book Joan Chodorow provides an introduction to the origins, theory and practice of dance/movement as active imagination. Beginning with her own story the author shows how dance/ movement is of value to psychotherapy. An historical overview of Jung's basic concepts is given as well as the most recent depth psychological synthesis of affect theory based on the work of Sylvan Tomkins, Louis Stewart, and others. Finally in discussing the use of dance/movement as active imagination in practice, the movement themes that emerge and the non-verbal expressive aspects of the therapaeutic relationship are described.
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Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2011-2012

Author: Ken Siri,Tony Lyons

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616082526

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 508

View: 9533

Collects the latest information on autism research, therapies, evaluations, and treatment centers.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Dance Movement Therapy

A Creative Psychotherapeutic Approach

Author: Bonnie Meekums

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761957676

Category: Psychology

Page: 130

View: 8922

Dance Movement Therapy is a concise, practical introduction to a form of therapy, which has the body-mind relationship at its center.
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Author: Debbie Carroll,Claire Lefebvre

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398088918

Category: Psychology

Page: 118

View: 343

Clinical Improvisation Techniques in Music Therapy: A Guide for Students, Clinicians and Educators provides a clear and systematic approach to understanding and applying improvisational techniques. It is inspired by the taxonomy of clinical improvisation techniques as described by Kenneth Bruscia in his book, Improvisational Models of Music Therapy. Based on years of their own experimenting with the teaching of improvisation, the authors have evolved a particular developmental sequence for introducing basic techniques of improvising and applying them through role-play exercises that have been sensitively designed to bring out one’s innate musicality and one’s empathic regard. Part One provides an introduction to the techniques. Part Two focuses on how to apply the techniques with clinical intent in order to meet the diverse needs of a client, individually or in the context of a group. This section also addresses the need to enrich one’s own musicianship by providing musical resources, relevant references and guidelines for working with client’s playing. This “hands-on” guide fulfills the need for a clear process-oriented approach to mastering clinical improvisation techniques, and in a style that can be understood not only by music therapy students, clinicians and educators but also by health care administrators and providers alike.
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Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy

A Transpersonal Approach

Author: Jill Hayes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006495

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 6073

Using a contemporary synthesis of Jungian and Post-Jungian imaginal perspectives, animate ecological phenomenology, somatics and recent scholarship in dance movement and progressive spiritualities, this unique book discusses how the promotion of a fluid relationship between imagination and movement can bring the mover back into relationship with soul and spirit. This connection with soul and spirit is considered as an essential and powerful resource in mental health. The book provides a rich digest of theory and produces a clear framework for the application of transpersonal theories to Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) practice, writing and research, illustrating the use and value of transpersonal perspectives through detailed case studies. Providing spiritual, soulful and mythological perspectives on DMP rooted in theory and practice, this book will be essential reading for dance movement psychotherapists, drama psychotherapists, expressive arts therapists, and dance movement psychotherapy students, drama psychotherapy students and arts therapy students.
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My Life

Author: Isadora Duncan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871401588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 9201

My Life, the classic autobiography first published just after Duncan's death, is a frank and engrossing life account of this remarkable visionary and feminist who took on the world, reinvented dance, and led the way for future great American modernists Ruth St. Denis, Agnes de Mille, and Martha Graham.Documenting Duncan's own life as a dancer and as a woman—from her enchantment with classical music and poetry as a child in San Francisco and her intense study of classical Greek art in Athens, through the great strides she made in teaching, founding schools, performing, and collaborating with international artists, to her notorious love affairs and the tragic deaths of her own children—My Life reissued here is still as extraordinary as the woman who wrote it more than sixty years ago.
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Dance Movement Therapy

A Healing Art

Author: Fran J. Levy

Publisher: Amer Alliance for Health Physical


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 365

View: 458

The concern of this text is the need that many individuals have for nonverbal, primarily physical forms of expression, and how this need has fueled the development of a new psychomotor discipline. The book treats the theory and practice of dance therapy, and examines the entire field from its inception through the present. Dance therapy, the use of dance/movement as a healing tool, is rooted in the idea that the body and mind are inseparable. The book is organized into three units. Unit 1, containing three sections and eight chapters, presents a view of the early development of the field of dance/movement therapy, along with an historical and chronological description of the profession as described in the published and privately circulated literature about six major pioneers in the field (Marian Chace, Blanche Evan, Liljan Espenak, Mary Whitehouse, Trudi Schoop, and Alma Hawkins) and their followers and proteges. Unit 2, "Subsequent Development of Dance Therapy," includes three sections: Laban Movement Analysis and Dance Therapy in the United States, Further Expansion of Dance Therapy Theory and Practice (East and West Coast influences, and psychotherapy), and Dance Therapy with Other Patient Groups. Unit 3 contains two sections which present respectively, results of a survey of registered dance/movement therapists and dance therapy heritage trees--the spread of influence of the major pioneers. Three appendices provide: names of survey respondents, a list of American Dance Therapy Association members, and a copy of the dance therapy questionnaire. A bibliography of approximately 800 references completes the volume. (LL)
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The Dancing Dialogue

Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children

Author: Suzi Tortora

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781557668349

Category: Education

Page: 532

View: 3804

Provides information on how to assess the behavior and movement of children and to develop appropriate interventions.
Posted in Education

Attitudes & Arabesques

Author: Leslie Getz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dance

Page: N.A

View: 6475

Posted in Dance

Dance Movement Therapy: Theory and Practice

Author: Helen Payne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134934254

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 3198

The complexity and diversity of dance movement therapy is both clarified and celebrated in the contributions to this book which documents pioneering practice in a variety of settings in the UK. Experienced dance movement therapists from many different theoretical orientations and working with a range of clients, from the very young to the very old, come together to reveal their thinking, working methods and techniques. Dance Movement Therapy: Theory and Practice offers practising dance movement therapists new ideas and approaches, students an insight into their subject's versatility and adaptability, and other mental health workers, allied educators and professionals a clear picture of the nature and importance of dance movement therapy.
Posted in Psychology

Art Therapy

Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art therapy

Page: N.A

View: 6604

Posted in Art therapy

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health

Author: Jacqueline L. Longe

Publisher: Gale Group

ISBN: 9781414403762

Category: Medical

Page: 3093

View: 5383

This encyclopedia will provide overview essays in five major subject areas: body systems and functions, issues and theories, techniques and practices, devices and equipment, and treatments and therapies. A key terms box accompanies all major entries.
Posted in Medical