A celebration in writing of Paolo Knill, a pioneer in forging the path for the field of expressive arts therapy. Here his colleagues offer their own explorations as inspired by Knill's work ? including Herbert Eberhart, Margo Fuchs Knill, Jürgen Kriz, Ellen Levine, Stephen K. Levine, Elizabeth McKim, Shaun McNiff, Hans-Helmut Decker-Voigt and Wolfgang Schirmacher among others.
From the Back Cover:
Crossing Boundaries: Explorations in Therapy and the Arts is a path-breaking collection of writings honouring the work of Paolo Knill, one of the pioneers of Expressive Arts Therapy in North America and the Founder and Provost of the European Graduate School in Switzerland. The essays in this book cover a broad range of inquiry, from reflections on the practice of expressive arts therapy, supervision and education, to theoretical attempts to grasp the foundations of an artistic therapy in creative expression.
What characterizes all of the contributions is a common sense of the central role of the arts in bringing meaning and value to human life.
Each of the authors explores the territory between psychological and artistic disciplines, daring to travel outside established boundaries in search of common ground. Stimulating intellectual discourse is married to sensitive artistic inquiry in the hope of bringing new life to the practice of a therapy based on the arts. The volume as a whole can be seen as a conversation, in which the authors invite the reader to join.
Drawing on the work of therapists, artists and teachers from both North America and Europe, Crossing Boundaries: Explorations in Therapy and the Arts is essential reading for all those who share the faith that artistic practice can bring healing to the soul.
Contributors: Sally Atkins, Herbert Eberhart, Margo Fuchs-Knill, Majken Jacoby, Jürgen Kriz, Ellen Levine, Stephen K. Levine, Shaun McNiff, Elizabeth McKim, Melinda Meyer, Wolfgang Schirmacher, Peter Wanzenreid, Margareta Wärja, Jack Weller
About the Editor:
Stephen K. Levine is Professor of Social Science at York University (Toronto), Co-Director of The Create Institute - Centre for Expressive Arts Therapy Education and Dean of the Doctoral Program in Expressive Arts: Therapy, Education, Consulting, at the European Graduate School.
Cover Art: Joachim Knill Cover Design: Rob Clarke & Kristin Briggs
Table of Contents:
Stephen K. Levine 1
Shaun McNiff 7
The Discipline of Total Expression: An Abiding Conversation
Hans-Helmut Decker-Voigt 21
The Thorny Path Leading to the Healing Arts in Medicine
Jürgen Kriz 35
Expressive Arts Therapy: Ein "Spiel-Raum" für mehr Spielraum in den
Sinnstrukturen der Lebenswelt ? Ein "intellectual response" auf das Werk
von Paolo J. Knill
(Expressive Arts Therapy: A "Play-Space" in Order to Overcome the
Attracting Forces of Stereotyped Meaning ? An Intellectual Response to
the Work of Paolo J. Knill)
Wolfgang Schirmacher 61
Homo Generator in der Postmodernen Diskussion: Aus einem Gespräch mit
Jean François Lyotard
(Homo Generator in Postmodern Discussion: From a Conversation with
Stephen K. Levine 79
Therapy, Trauma and the Arts: Towards a Dionysian Poiesis
Ellen Levine 109
The Marriage of Art and Therapy: Divorce or Re-Enchantment?
Herbert Eberhart 123
Decentering with the Arts: A New Strategy in a New
Peter Wanzenried 137
School Development, Teacher Training and the Arts
Margo N. Fuchs-Knill 149
Tiefe liegt auf der Hand oder von der Kunst am Obergrund zu bleiben
(Depth at the Surface or The Front of Lyrics)
Majken Jacoby 171
Drawing Writing: Reflections on Trash-Text
Elizabeth Gordon McKim 183
Dua Hati 2002 ? Evening of the Double Heart: Balinese Ceremony and the
Margareta Wärja 193
Homage to Bach ?
Music: A Vertical World of Direct Experience
Jack S. Weller 205
Touching Creativity's Deepest Source
Sally Atkins 215
Contemplating a Bridge
Melinda Meyer 223
Returning Home ? An End to Exile?
The Contributors 229
Paolo Knill ? Publications and Performances 233