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The Use of the Creative Therapies with Chemical Dependency Issues
Brooke, Stephanie L., Ph.D., NCC (Edt)
Charles C. Thomas, Publishers / Softcover / 2009-05-01 / 0398078629
Expressive Arts Therapies / Addiction
price: $56.50 (may be subject to change)
292 pages
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The Use of the Creative Therapies with Chemical Dependency Issues is a comprehensive work that examines the use of therapies with respect to treatment issues relating to substance abuse. The goal of the book is to examine treatment approaches which cover the broad spectrum of the creative arts therapies. This edited volume contains chapters written by renowned, well-credentialed, and professional creative art therapists in the areas of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and poetry.

Topics covered include: substance abuse issues around the world; combating shame and pathogenic belief systems; open studio art therapy in a harm reduction center; the expressive therapies continuum as a framework for art therapy interventions in substance abuse treatment; multifamily group art therapy for adolescent substance abuse; qualitative study of the benefits of addressing ambivalence through comic/cartoon drawings with clients; play therapy with children exposed to addiction; chemical dependence, play therapy, and filial therapy; songs, music and sobriety; dance/movement therapy as an effective clinical intervention; using expressive arts therapy with young male offenders; a case study of dance/movement therapy with the dually diagnosed in a methadone treatment program; recovering identity and stimulating growth; individual drama therapy and the alcoholic; existential drama therapy and addictive behavior; and poetry therapy in the treatment of addictions.

The strategies and discussions contained in this book will be of special interest to educators, students, and therapists as well as people struggling with substance abuse.


Poem 1: Knowing—D. Desjardins
1. Introduction—Substance Abuse Issues around the World
Stephanie L. Brooke
2. Combating Shame and Pathogenic Belief Systems: Theoretical and Art Therapy Applications for Chemical/Substance Abusive Deaf Clients
Ellen G. Horovitz
3. Extending a Hand: Open Studio Art Therapy in a Harm Reduction Center
Stephanie Wise
4. Order Out of Chaos: The Expressive Therapies Continuum as a Framework for Art Therapy Interventions in Substance Abuse Treatment
Lisa D. Hinz
5. Multifamily Group Art Therapy for Adolescent Substance Abuse: Time for Creative Repair and Relief in Family Relationships and Adolescent Self Care
Shelley A. Perkoulidis
6. Comic Addict: A Qualitative Study of the Benefits of Addressing Ambivalence through Comic/Cartoon Drawing with Clients in In-Patient Treatment for Chemical Dependency
Katherin M. Fernandez
7. All Bottled Up: Play Therapy with Children Exposed to Addiction
Brian L. Bethel
8. Chemical Dependence, Play Therapy, and Filial Therapy: Repairing the Parent-Child Relationship
Stephen Demanchick
9. Songs, Music and Sobriety: An Overview of Music Therapy in Substance Abuse
Annie Heiderscheit
10. Dance/Movement Therapy as an Effective Clinical Intervention to Decrease Anxiety and Support the Recovery Process
Meghan Dempsey
11. Using Expressive Arts Therapy with Young Male Offenders Recovering from Substance Abuse in a De-Addiction Setup in India
Priyadarshini Senroy
12. Moving into Action: A Case Study of Dance/Movement Therapy with the Dually Diagnosed in a Methadone Treatment Program
Corinna Brown
13. Recovering Identity and Stimulating Growth through Drama Therapy
Sally Bailey
14. “I Just Need Four Weeks”—Individual Drama Therapy and the Alcoholic
Linda M. Dunne
15. Surviving the Freedom of Choosing Our Feelings: Existential Drama Therapy and Addictive Behavior
Cosmin Gheorghe
16. The Darkest Abyss: Poetry Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions
Mari Alschuler
Poem 2: Ragdoll—D. Desjardins
Author Index
Subject Index

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