Creative Psychotherapy

The book includes a theoretical rationale for various creative media associated with particular stages of neural development, and examines how creative approaches can be used with all client groups suffering from trauma.

Creative Psychotherapy

Creative Psychotherapy brings together the expertise of leading authors and clinicians from around the world to synthesise what we understand about how the brain develops, the neurological impact of trauma and the development of play. The authors explain how to use this information to plan developmentally appropriate interventions and guide creative counselling across the lifespan. The book includes a theoretical rationale for various creative media associated with particular stages of neural development, and examines how creative approaches can be used with all client groups suffering from trauma. Using case studies and exemplar intervention plans, the book presents ways in which creative activities can be used sequentially to support healing and development in young children, adolescents and adults. Creative Psychotherapy will be of interest to mental health professionals working with children, adolescents and adults, including play and arts therapists, counsellors, family therapists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and teachers. It will also be a valuable resource for clinically oriented postgraduate students, and therapists who work with victims of interpersonal trauma.

Psychotherapy and the Creative Patient

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Psychotherapy and the Creative Patient

A fascinating exploration of using creativity as the key to the healing process. From the earliest moments of the psychotherapeutic relationship, the creative alliance of patient and therapist motivates the process. In this new and enlightening book, experts offer valuable insights into using psychotherapy as a means of developing and stimulating a patient's creativity. They examine a variety of successful strategies for spurring on a patient's creative forces--which provides both respite and insight--thereby awakening excitement in the patient and evoking in him or her a new awareness.

Creative Therapy in Challenging Situations

This collection of provocative, instructive vignettes from well-known practitioners often generates “You said what?!” reactions while encouraging readers to think creatively in the moment in order to reach healthy, innovative outcomes ...

Creative Therapy in Challenging Situations

Creative Therapy in Challenging Situations introduces readers to the innovative approaches that therapists sometimes take when standardized, paint-by-numbers routines don’t work. Each chapter presents the story of one or more difficult psychotherapy situations followed by the therapists’ descriptions of what they did and why, as well as the outcome that resulted. The authors and their stories span a wide variety of theoretical approaches and contexts, showing how clinicians can improvise beyond everyday scenarios and techniques. This collection of provocative, instructive vignettes from well-known practitioners often generates “You said what?!” reactions while encouraging readers to think creatively in the moment in order to reach healthy, innovative outcomes from the trickiest and most unexpected therapeutic scenarios.

Creative Arts Based Group Therapy with Adolescents

In E. Prendiville & J. Howard (Eds.), Creative psychotherapy: Applying the
principles of neurobiology to play and expressive arts-based practice (pp. 21–37)
. New York, NY: Routledge. Moon, B. (1998). The dynamics of art as therapy with
 ...

Creative Arts Based Group Therapy with Adolescents

Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents provides principles for effective use of different arts-based approaches in adolescent group therapy, grounding these principles in neuroscience and group process practice-based evidence. It includes chapters covering each of the main creative arts therapy modalities—art therapy, bibliotherapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, and poetry/expressive writing therapy—written by respected contributors who are expert in the application of these modalities in the context of groups. These methods are uniquely effective for engaging adolescents and addressing many of the developmental, familial, and societal problems that they face. The text offers theory and guiding principle, while also providing a comprehensive resource for group therapists of diverse disciplines who wish to incorporate creative arts-based methods into their practice with teens.

Creative Therapy II

Each volume in this unique series presents 52 innovative, field-tested, and ready-to-use exercises for mental health professionals who work with any type of group in any type of setting.

Creative Therapy II

Each volume in this unique series presents 52 innovative, field-tested, and ready-to-use exercises for mental health professionals who work with any type of group in any type of setting. The exercises are designed to help group members develop interactive skills, motivate individuals with poorer verbal skills to contribute to group discussions, and encourage group cohesiveness. The variety in these exercises makes them relevant for every stage of group development. Complete directions for the group leader are included with each exercise. These techniques have proved effective for all ages, from children over six to adolescents and adults.

Creativity in Psychotherapy

... 146 Humanist theories, and creativity, 14 Humor in couples and family therapy,
35 in creative families, 69 in creative family therapist, 96 and creativity, 33 in
individual counseling, 34-35 and marriage creativity, 66 in therapy, 32-34
Hunches, ...

Creativity in Psychotherapy

Examine the dynamic role of creativity in therapy! Creativity in Psychotherapy: Reaching New Heights with Individuals, Couples, and Families examines the nature, role, and importance of creative thinking in counseling and therapy. Authors David K. Carson and Kent W. Becker combine extensive backgrounds in marriage and family therapy and counseling to give you a unique resource that fills a crucial gap in the therapy literature. The book explores various aspects of creative thinking, personal characteristics of highly creative therapists, creative techniques and interventions, barriers to creative work, and creativity development. Not designed as a “cookbook” for conducting therapy, Creativity in Psychotherapy features practical techniques and interventions for conducting therapy with children, adults, couples, and families. Creativity in Psychotherapy: Reaching New Heights with Individuals, Couples, and Families is a much-needed response to the need for a pragmatic approach that makes sense, using methods, techniques, and applications based in respected, established theoretical principles and empirical research. The book establishes a mind-set the therapist can use to work with clients in discovering creative solutions, instead of viewing creative interventions as a grab bag of techniques. Creativity in Psychotherapy includes: a look at the various dimensions of creativity in counseling and psychotherapy an overview of the relationship between creativity and healthy functioning an examination of the connection between creativity and dysfunction a review of the role of creativity in supervision a survey of 142 therapists in the United States on the use of creativity in their practices in-depth discussions, practical examples, and illustrations “Creative Incubation” and “Break Out of The Box” exercises in each chapter! Creativity in Psychotherapy: Reaching New Heights with Individuals, Couples, and Families is well-suited for use as a primary or supplemental textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses in marriage and family therapy, psychotherapy, and counseling, and can easily be adapted for use in social work, counselor education, and clinical psychology courses. The book is an essential read for practicing psychotherapists, family therapists, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and other human service professionals.

Creative Counseling Techniques

Counseling does not have to be a slow process. Creative techniques can be used to make counseling more active, to dramatize points and heighten awareness, and to enhance learning because people are visual learners.

Creative Counseling Techniques

Counseling does not have to be a slow process. Creative techniques can be used to make counseling more active, to dramatize points and heighten awareness, and to enhance learning because people are visual learners. The therapist/trainer presents a variety of creative techniques with samples of counselor/client dialog. Readers also will learn how to use props, chairs, and movement in working with individuals and groups.

Zen yoga

This fascinating and profound book of ancient, Eastern esoteric wisdom backed by the latest discoveries and experiments of modern science treats of the health of soul by showing the relationship between soul and brain.This book is a ...

Zen yoga

This fascinating and profound book of ancient, Eastern esoteric wisdom backed by the latest discoveries and experiments of modern science treats of the health of soul by showing the relationship between soul and brain.This book is a cybernetic exploration of mind`s inner space leading to expanded cosmoelectronic consciousness. Having shown the differences between Eastern and Western thought-processes, Saher explains how the sages of the East have aquired that source of wisdom and bliss which our misguided youth seeks vainly in hallucinogenic drugs.

Dance Movement Therapy

Creative. Psychotherapy. Theoretical models for understanding and explaining
dance movement therapy (DMT) abound, but many of them simply borrow from
traditional psychotherapy theories normally associated with the 'talking therapies'
 ...

Dance Movement Therapy

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

Psychotherapy with People in the Arts

Learn to free creativity from the shackles of emotional conflicts! This riveting collection of case histories illustrates the dark interplay of neurosis and creativity.

Psychotherapy with People in the Arts

Learn to free creativity from the shackles of emotional conflicts! This riveting collection of case histories illustrates the dark interplay of neurosis and creativity. Psychotherapy with People in the Arts explores the struggles of writers, painters, actors, and composers to reconcile their overwhelming need to create and the self-doubts, frustrations, and neuroses that block their potential. In addition to ten inspiring tales of healing and self-knowledge, Psychotherapy with People in the Arts provides a solid introduction to the primary issues related to emotional disorders and creativity. It begins with a study of the notoriously reclusive and eccentric writer J. D. Salinger. Using both theory and case example, it shows how family history, present relations, and genetics can combine to impede the flow of an artist’s natural gifts-and how a good therapist can help unblock that creative power. It also includes a series of tests to diagnose blocked creativity. Psychotherapy with People in the Arts explores such compelling themes as: dealing with racism and internalized self-hatred the conflict between commercial and high art anger and blocked tears the drive for an impossible perfection emotional alienation and sexual acting out Psychotherapy with People in the Arts is a fascinating look at a complex and controversial subject. Though not everyone is a professional artist, every human being has creative potential that can be blocked by emotional disturbances. And every therapist, mental health educator, and artist will find rich sources of information and inspiration in this book. Visit the author's website at http://www.livingcenter.net

Creative Therapy 2

This book outlines ways of gaining rapport, working with parents and creating useful resource materials.

Creative Therapy 2

This book outlines ways of gaining rapport, working with parents and creating useful resource materials. Some of the themes running through the book are creativity, parental empowerment, positive parenting, using literature and making therapy fun.

The Creative Therapist in Practice

The book demonstrates the principles of creative therapy through numerous transcriptions of sessions conducted by the authors.

The Creative Therapist in Practice

In The Creative Therapist in Practice Hillary and Bradford Keeney present a radically innovative approach to the practice of therapy. Combining improvisational performing arts, action-oriented cybernetics, and ecstatic healing traditions, therapy is re-imagined as a creative transformative art. The book demonstrates the principles of creative therapy through numerous transcriptions of sessions conducted by the authors. It guides practitioners in conducting a three-part therapeutic performance: beginning with therapeutic techniques that broaden the context, igniting a session to creatively "cook," and finally concluding with a creative prescription for change that can be incorporated into the client’s daily living. As well as tracing the historical development of creative therapy, chapters explore what is possible for the future of therapy when practitioners leave behind conventional models and theoretical interpretations. Applying case examples of creative therapy to a wide range of presenting concerns, The Creative Therapist in Practice will be relevant to clinicians working across the field of mental health, including licensed psychotherapists, psychologists, and clinical social workers. Filled with inspiring anecdotes, unique interventions, and fascinating case illustrations, it will benefit anyone looking to become more naturally improvisational and wake up the creative life force in their sessions.

Advanced Techniques for Counseling and Psychotherapy

COUNSELING WITH IMPACT Creative counseling is, as its name implies, a
unique approach to therapy. Since the day Alfred Adler turned his chair to face
his patients, counseling moved from expert-unequipped to one of a relationship.

Advanced Techniques for Counseling and Psychotherapy

"This is a superb book, rich in understanding of human behavior and creative in helping clients grow and change....If you aspire to be great in this profession, you will use up a highlighter on this book." -Kevin Elko, PhD Author of The Pep Talk and True Greatness "It is rare for a book in counseling to enlighten its readers and enable them to see the profession, themselves, and their clients in an original, enhanced, and productive wayÖ. Conte is a master storyteller, a clear communicator, an innovative thinker, and a creative therapist." Samuel T. Gladding, PhD Chair and Professor, Department of Counseling Wake Forest University This book presents advanced techniques, concepts, and models that have proven to be both practical and readily usable for counselors who work with individuals, couples, families, and children. Dr. Conte provides in-depth coverage of a wide array of therapies, including metaphor, creative, projective, and classic. This collection of advanced, creative techniques, each accompanied with detailed case studies, will prove useful for both health professionals and counseling students. Key Features: Provides guidelines for some of the basics, such as active listening, empathizing, self-disclosure, and dealing with resistance Guidelines for using classic techniques include Adler's Push-Button technique, the ABC Model, and eye integration therapy Includes introductions to the author's original models such as the "Five Errors of Communication" and the "Four C's of Parenting" Using lucid, engaging prose, this book contains all the essential, creative, and advanced techniques that every counselor, psychotherapist, and educator should know.

Creative Ethical Practice in Counselling Psychotherapy

About this book This book seeks to address an issue of general concern among
counsellors and psychotherapists: how we ensure that our work with clients is
both ethical and creative. One key aspect of therapeutic ethics is our capacity to ...

Creative Ethical Practice in Counselling   Psychotherapy

This book considers the necessary structures and processes that must inform creative, humanistic practice for it to be a safe, ethical therapeutic framework. Packed with reflective exercises, summaries, case examples and step-by-step guidance, this book takes the reader from establishing the therapeutic relationship to worst-case scenarios like complaints procedures and legal action.

Cognitive Constructivist Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Creative Intervention Applying cognitive - constructivist therapy with children
accentuates the need to facilitate development , empowering children and using
their positive ability for change . This is achieved not only through verbal therapy
but ...

Cognitive Constructivist Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Cognitive-Constructivist Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents describes cognitive-constructivist therapy with children and adolescents as a creative process, combining various techniques. This book presents an integrative view, incorporating cognitive and constructivist orientations in reference to theory and combining clinical psychology with developmental psychology in reference to child therapy. It presents an integration of the designed, goal-directed processes of decision-making in treating children, with flexible, creative modes of intervention. This volume is organized in three parts: - Theory: reviewing the literature and building a theoretical foundation; - Intervention model: offering guidelines for decision-making while designing the intervention process and proposing a self-control intervention model; and, - Clinical illustrations: discussing specific childhood disorders spanning different cognitive stages and encompassing different problem areas, illustrating through case studies.

The Creative Arts in Counseling

The use of poetry in play therapy: A logical integration. Arts in Psychotherapy, 25,
45–49. Abraham, I. L., Neundorfer ... A preliminary study of creative music
therapy in the treatment of children with developmental delay. Arts in
Psychotherapy ...

The Creative Arts in Counseling

In this detailed examination of the expressive therapies, Dr. Gladding demonstrates how music, dance, imagery, visual arts, literature, drama, and humor can be used effectively in counseling. Combining history, theory, and application, he provides a rationale for using each art form with how-to strategies for working with clients of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds to promote positive change and growth. This fourth edition includes Creative Reflection sections that give readers an opportunity to ponder their own creativity and, for greater ease of use, a new chapter that briefly describes each of the 117 exercises found in the book. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy

Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and marriage and family
therapist in Fallbrook, California, is the author of numerous books, book chapters,
and articles on the subjects of hypnosis and the use of strategic psychotherapies
in ...

Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy

An invitation to observe and achieve transformative breakthroughs in the therapeutic experience Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy: Tales of Transformation and Astonishment brings together nineteen of the world's most prominent and creative therapists and researchers, taking professionals inside each contributor's creative innovations in theory and technique. Designed for all therapists who wish to communicate their therapeutic messages creatively and effectively, authors Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson invite you to be inspired from the observations of your peers and consider how these approaches might be applied to your own work. Drawn from real-life cases, contributors share stories of their most creative breakthroughs, demonstrating out-of-the-box thinking that freed them to create alternative ways of meeting their clients? needs. Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy: Tales of Transformation and Astonishment will motivate you to experiment as an agent of change, exploring new, creative ways to make a difference in people's lives, with wisdom from some of the world?s foremost authorities including: Stephen Lankton, Bradford Keeney, Sam Gladding, Steve Madigan, Michael Yapko, Scott Miller, Jeff Zeig, Judy Jordan, Robert Neimeyer, Laura Brown, Bill O'Hanlon, Cloe Madanes, Len Sperry, Fred Bemak, Nancy McWilliams, Nick Cummings and Alfonso Montuori The stories in this book represent seminal cases in which eminent practitioners in therapy and related fields express their own unique voices as clinicians. The book focuses on what led each clinician to a creative breakthrough and identifies the common variables—across all the stories—that might promote innovation in the future. Their experiences will inspire every therapist to discover their own creative path.

Creativity as Co Therapist

Along the way workbook assignments, case studies, personal stories, and hands-on art directives will inspire the reader to think outside the box and build the creative muscles that hold the key to enlivening their work.

Creativity as Co Therapist

In Creativity as Co-Therapist, experienced psychotherapist and creativity expert, Lisa Mitchell, bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and therapeutic application by teaching psychotherapists of all backgrounds to see therapy as their art form. Readers are guided through the five stages of the creative process to help them understand the complexities of approaching their work creatively and to effectively identify areas in which they tend to get stuck when working with clients. Along the way workbook assignments, case studies, personal stories, and hands-on art directives will inspire the reader to think outside the box and build the creative muscles that hold the key to enlivening their work.

Creative Therapy

Containing over 50 activities (exercises, worksheets and games) which can be used in working with children, adolescents or families, this text aims to encourage creativity in therapy and assist in talking with children to facilitate change.

Creative Therapy

Containing over 50 activities (exercises, worksheets and games) which can be used in working with children, adolescents or families, this text aims to encourage creativity in therapy and assist in talking with children to facilitate change.