Handbook of Expressive Arts Therapy

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2022-11-29
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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This authoritative and comprehensive volume explains how to integrate movement, sound, art, play, imagery, drama, and other multisensory practices into psychotherapy. Cathy A. Malchiodi and other leading experts demonstrate ways to combine a wide range of expressive approaches to help clients explore feelings and thoughts that are often difficult to access verbally. Rich case examples illustrate what these modalities look like in action, providing readers with strategies they can readily apply in work with individuals of all ages. The book interweaves theory and research with practical recommendations for implementing expressive arts therapy to enhance communication and to support regulation, attachment, trauma recovery, and sensory integration.

Author Biography

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 PsychologyToday.com.

Table of Contents

I. Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy
1. What is Expressive Arts Therapy?, Cathy A. Malchiodi
2. Frameworks for Expressive Arts Therapy, Cathy A. Malchiodi
3. Attunement in Expressive Arts: Attachment, Rhythm, Resonance, and Embodied Empathy, Mitchell Kossak
4. Bridging Arts and Science in Expressive Arts Therapy, Patricia Leavy
II. Core Practices and Methodology
5. The Integrative Process of Expressive Arts Therapy, Karen Estrella
6. Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy, Sue Ann Herron
7. Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts Therapy, Laury Rappaport
8. Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy, Cathy A. Malchiodi
9. Playing Through an Expressive Lens, Renee Turner
10. Narrative Expressive Arts Therapy, Shoshana Simons
11. Expressive Arts Therapy and Mindfulness, Karin von Daler
III. Integrating the Expressive Arts in Therapy
12. Sandtray and Expressive Arts in Child Psychotherapy: Using Play as a Neural Exercise, Theresa Kestly
13. Bilateral Body Mapping with Guided Drawing, Cornelia Elbrecht
14. Meeting the Moment: Music Therapy as Part of Arts-Focused Hospice Care, Laura E. Beer
15. Polyvagal Dance/Movement Therapy: Dance and Music on the Creative Continuum with Survivors of Trauma, Amber Elizabeth Gray
16. The Dancing Mindfulness Approach to Expressive Arts Therapy: Trauma-Focused Solutions for Group and Individual Settings, Jamie Marich
17. Integrative Drama Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma: Matching Aesthetic Properties to Patient Needs, Craig Haen
18. Integrating Creative Writing and Expressive Arts, Suzan Lemont

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