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Using the Creative Therapies to Cope with Grief and Loss
Brooke, Stephanie L. and Dorothy A. Miraglia
Charles C. Thomas, Publishers / Hardcover / 2015-07-01 / 0398090777
Expressive Arts Therapies / Grief Counseling & Therapy
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Using the Creative Therapies to Cope with Grief and Loss is a comprehensive and exciting work that illustrates the use of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and animals as creative approaches for helping clients cope with grief and loss issues. The editors’ primary purpose is to present an array of creative treatment approaches, which cover the broad spectrum of grief, more than just loss through death. Well renowned, well-credentialed, and professional creative arts therapists in the areas of art, play, music, dance/movement, drama, and animal-assisted therapies have contributed to this work. In addition, some of the chapters are complimented with photographs of client work in these areas. The reader is provided with a snapshot of how these various creative arts therapies are used to treat children and adults diagnosed struggling with loss or complicated grief. This informative book will be of special interest to educators, students, therapists as well as people working with families and children coping with loss.



Part One: Introduction

1. Introduction to the Creative Therapies in Dealing with Grief and Loss Issues
Dorothy A. Miraglia

2. There and Back Again: A Personal Journey of Death, Service, and Healing in Haiti
Charles E. Myers

Part Two: Art

3. “Bye, Bye Little Snow Bird”: Using Art Therapy to Grieve the Suicide of a Father
Stephanie L. Brooke and Elyse Capell

4. The MARI®: A Healing Practice for Grief and Loss
Evie Lindemann

5. The Sum of My Losses: A Case Study of the Use of Art Psychotherapy with an Early Adolescent Girl Experiencing
Disenfranchised Grief
Stephanie Kellington

Part Three: Play

6. Expressive Therapies with Grieving Children
Hilda Ruth Glazer

7. Just Listen! A Request by Irish Children
Judy Sweeney

8. Creating New Worlds in the Sand After Loss
Charles E. Myers and Margo D. Sutorius

Part Four: Music

9. Forever Loss: Processing Unresolved Childhood Traumatic Grief and Loss Through the BMGIM
Annie Heiderscheit

10. These are My Memories of You: The Use of Music Therapy with Children’s Grief Support Groups
Krystal Demaine

11. Singing for Connection After Loss
Yasmine A. Iliya

12. A Content Analysis of Interviews with Music Therapists Who Work with Grieving Adults in Contemporary Hospice Care
Lauren DiMaio

Part Five: Dance/Movement

13. When Birth Meets Death: A Dance/Movement Therapy-based Model of Group Psychotherapy for Women Suffering from Complicated Grief Following Perinatal Loss
Zuzanna Pedzich

14. Dance/Movement Therapy with Institutionalized Older Adults: An Effective, Holistic Intervention for Loss Adaptation
Natasha Jen Goldstein-Levitas

15. Grief Work, Creative Narrative and Yoga Therapy with a Sexually Abused Client
Ellen G. Horovitz

Part Six: Drama

16. Stories that Need to be Told: Using Playback Theatre as a Way to Explore Loss and Grief and Build Resilience
Jennie Kristel

17. A Healing Ritual in Grief Using Drama Therapy
Vincent Dopulos

18. Don’t Look Back - Orpheus and the Complicated Grief of Children and Young People Affected by Drug and Alcohol
Problems in Their Family—A Reflection on the Orphic Patterns in Dramatherapy with this Client Group
Toby Chown

Part Seven: Animal Assisted

19. Animal-Assisted Interactions (AAI): A Creative Modality to Support People Experiencing Grief and Loss
Tanya K. Bailey

20. Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy for Grief and Loss with Children and Adolescents
Ellen Winston

Name Index
Subject Index

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