Dance and Other Expressive Art Therapies

When Words Are Not Enough
Author: Fran J. Levy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131779589X
Category: Psychology
Page: 286
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia of Trauma

Author: Charles R. Figley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412978793
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 873
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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.

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: 1921

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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.

Dance Movement Therapy

A Healing Art
Author: Fran J. Levy
Publisher: Amer Alliance for Health Physical
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 365
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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)

Art Therapy

Journal of the American Art Therapy Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Art therapy
Page: N.A
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The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health

Author: Jacqueline L. Longe
Publisher: Gale Group
ISBN: 9781414403762
Category: Medical
Page: 3093
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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.

My body, my wisdom

a handbook of creative dance therapy
Author: Tripura Kashyap
ISBN: 9780143033547
Category: Medical
Page: 180
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Dance has been integral to human life since prehistoric times. As babies, we use movements to explore the environment and ourselves. It is only as we grow older that we become conscious of our bodies and our movements become task-oriented. Dance therapy, recognized as a distinct therapeutic discipline since the 1940s, attempts to unlock our bodies capacity to communicate through the use of creative movements. By getting people to move freely and allowing them to develop their own body language, it aims to reveal hidden emotions and begins the process of self-expression. My Body, My Wisdom is an easy-to-use guide to this exciting form of therapy. Taking the reader through the history, philosophy and practical aspects of dance, or movement therapy, it attempts to de-mystify the discipline and make it accessible to the lay reader as well as the practitioner. Can dance therapy be used for people of all ages and abilities? How can it be used best with special needs people? Can Indian dance forms be adapted for therapy? How should a therapy session be structured? What kind of music and props can be used? This book answers all these questions and much more. With detailed descriptions of over a hundred movement activities and games accompanied by illustrations, this handbook is for all those who wish to break out of the restrictions imposed by society on our bodies.

Handbook of innovative therapy

Author: Raymond J. Corsini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471348191
Category: Medical
Page: 754
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Dr. Raymond J. Corsini is a recognized authority on new and innovative therapy techniques, and the first edition of the Handbook of Innovative Therapy is the leading manual in the field. Since its publication, many new and compelling techniques have been introduced.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health: D-H

Author: Kristine M. Krapp
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787649364
Category: Medicine
Page: 2762
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Written for students and professionals in the field. Entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Also discusses the roles of all major health professionals.

Creative Transformation

The Healing Power of the Arts
Author: Penny Lewis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780933029668
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 187
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This unique account by an art and dance therapist is the first of its kind successfully to integrate Jungian theory, creative arts therapy, and developmental object relations theory

Waiting at the Gate

Creativity and Hope in the Nursing Home
Author: Susan L. Sandel,David Read Johnson
Publisher: Haworth Press
ISBN: 9780866566315
Category: Medical
Page: 185
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Here is the result of over ten years of hands-on clinical experience by two experts wha have worked with the elderly. The authors explore the contributions of the creative arts therapies, specifically movement and drama therapy, to the individual and communal welfare of residents in nursing homes. Waiting at the Gate: Creativity and Hope in the Nursing Home eloquently demonstrates how movement and drama therapy facilitate the preservation of life, of meaning, and of hope by seeking the beautiful and playful aspects of the self, and valuing humor, flexibility, and spontaneity in relationships with others. The authors show how these values challenge the “waiting to die” phenomenon of the custodial nursing home and offer lively alternatives to the resident in the new institution of the 1990s.

My Life

Author: Isadora Duncan
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9780766143388
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 372
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An account of her life in her own words, Isadora Duncan's life is one containing the most illustrative content and value. She thought the story of her life was "fitted for the pen of a Cervantes, or Casanova." She made the purest attempt at the life of adventure. She states her art as a dancer is just an effort to express the truth of her Being in gesture and movement.

Body Movement

Coping with the Environment
Author: Irmgard Bartenieff,Dori Lewis
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780677055008
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 289
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"The principal objective of this book is to suggest additional modes of perceiving oneself, other people, and relationships in the world around one, using the live body totally - body-mind-feeling - as a key to coping with the environment." -- Preface.