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Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy : Toward a Therapeutic Aesthetics
Knill, Paolo, Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine
Jessica Kingsley / Softcover / 2004-12-01 / 1843100398
CREATE Institute Texts / Expressive Arts Therapies
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Challenging traditional therapeutic approaches to the arts in which art is often secondary to a psychological model, Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy provides a coherent theoretical framework for an expressive arts therapy practice that places the process of art-making and the art work itself at the center.

This book lays the philosophical foundation for a fresh interpretation of art-making and the therapeutic process by re-examining the concept of poiesis. The authors clarify the methodology and theory of practice with a focus on intermodal therapy, crystallization theory and polyaesthetics, and give guidance on the didactics of acquiring practical skills. Case studies of clinical practice and guidance on supervision and training in intermodal expressive arts therapy complement the theoretical chapters.

Combining philosophy, theory and practice, this book is an essential text for students and academics in the field and for practicing expressive and specialized arts therapists.


Introduction, Stephen K. Levine.
Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Expressive Arts Therapy: Poiesis as a Response to the World, Stephen K. Levine.

Chapter 2: Foundations for a Theory of Practice, Paolo J. Knill.
Part I: Decentering and the Alternative Experience of World: Continuities in the Practice of Change Agents.
Part II: Engaging the Arts and Play Makes a Difference.
Part III: The Theory of Practice.

Chapter 3: The Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy: Training, Therapy and Supervision, Ellen G. Levine.
Part I: Training in the Practice of an Aesthetic Therapy.
Part II: The Practice of an Aesthetic Therapy.
Part III: Supervision of the Practice of an Aesthetic Therapy.

About the Authors.

About the Authors:

Paolo J. Knill is one of the founders of the expressive arts therapy program at Lesley University and is now the Provost of the European Graduate School (EGS), which offers MA and PhD degrees in expressive arts therapy.

Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine are co-founders of the The Create Institute - Centre for Expressive Arts Therapy Education. Ellen is a Professor and Core Faculty member in the Arts, Health and Society Division of the European Graduate School in Switzerland, and Stephen is now the Dean of the Doctoral Programme.

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