"When I used it, I felt it was a very valuable resource, linking work with the arts to the theoretical foundations of counseling."--Sally S. Atkins, EdD Professor Emerita Founding Director of Expressive Arts, Appalachian State
"They [Students] like the activities since it helps them learn more about the counseling theory which was discussed in the Theories of Counseling class. It provides more application. Some activities are pretty detailed and class time does not allow for much practice. But, we discuss how this could be used in therapy sessions/groups... [The book] is short and very pointed in its information and use. We like it!"--Judy A. Schmidt, EdD, CRC, LPCA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Expanded and revised to reflect a broader understanding of the complementary approach to therapeutic treatment, this is the only text to integrate expressive arts counseling techniques with major theories of counseling and psychology. Substantial changes to the second edition include new chapters that address Neuroscience and Counseling, Trauma-Informed Counseling, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Mindfulness and Counseling, and Family Counseling, along with a greater emphasis on cultural and diversity considerations throughout. The book is updated with over 30 new interventions including animal-assisted and videographic interventions, and new information about the neuroscientific foundations of expressive arts therapies. Updated references in each chapter, and a suite of Instructor's Materials also add to value of the second edition.
The text integrates expressive arts therapies with 12 commonly used treatment modalities. Each chapter reviews a particular theory and describes how expressive and creative techniques can support and be easily integrated within that orientation. Over 90 field-tested, step-by-step interventions-created by leading practitioners-offer students and clinicians techniques that can be put to use immediately.
New to the Second Edition:
New chapters address Neuroscience and Counseling, Trauma-Informed Counseling, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Mindfulness and Counseling, and Family Counseling and the Expressive Arts.
Cultural and diversity considerations in each chapter.
Updated with new references.
Over 30 new interventions including videography.
Integrates expressive arts counseling techniques with 12 major theories of counseling and psychology.
Presents over 90 expressive art interventions in easy, step-by-step format.
Includes art, writing, bibliotherapy, drama, music, movement, dance, puppetry, and sand play.
Discusses appropriate populations, settings, and diagnoses for each intervention.
Includes interventions that can be put to use immediately.
About the Authors:
Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LPC, LMHC, NCC, is Professor and Chair of Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education, Northern Illinois University. She is a licensed counselor whose focus includes working with individuals and families facing transitions. Her academic research explores development over the lifespan with a strong focus on women's relationships and women's developmental transitions. Among her book publications are Integrating the Expressive Arts into Counseling Practice (Springer Publishing, 2009); Friends Forever: How Girls and Women Forge Lasting Relationships (2011) Counseling Boys and Young Men (Springer Publishing, 2012); College Student Mental Health Counseling (Springer Publishing, 2013); Mothers and Daughters: Living, Loving, and Learning over a Lifetime (2014); and Expressive Arts Interventions for School Counselors (Springer Publishing, 2014).
Nancy L. Davis, PhD, LMHC, LSC,is Associate Professor and Program Director, School Counseling, Purdue University . She has served in education for 46 years as teacher, professional school counselor, and professor. She is licensed and has served as an Indiana Professional School Counselor, Indiana Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Indiana English Teacher. Currently, Dr. Davis is actively involved with the American Counseling Association, the American School Counseling Association, the Association for Creativity in Counseling, and the Indiana School Counseling Association. Her activities include frequent presentations at the state and national level. Dr. Davis is also a reviewer for the Journal of Creativity in Counseling, and has also published articles related to spirituality, adult life review, and use of creative writing in counseling. Her interests in Narrative and Expressive Therapies were originally focused on working with elder populations and in hospice settings, but more currently her interests have evolved and focus on specific ways of using narrative and solution-focused techniques in schools.