Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors demonstrates how play, art, and music therapies, as well as sandplay, psychodrama and storytelling, can be used to aid the recovery of trauma victims.
Drawing on detailed case studies and a growing body of evidence of the benefits of non-verbal therapies, the contributors - all leading practitioners in their fields - provide an overview of creative therapies that tap into sensate aspects of the brain not always reached by verbal therapy alone. Methods of exploring traumatic experiences with a view to limiting patients' distress are also explored. The techniques discussed are appropriate for work with children, families and groups and are based on established approaches, including Jungian, Child-centred, Gestalt and Freudian theories.
Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors will be an enlightening read for expressive and specialized arts therapists and for students and academics in these fields.
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Acknowledgements. Foreword by Judith Rubin. Introduction – Lois Carey.
1. Neuroscience and Trauma Treatment: Implications for Creative Arts Therapists – David Crenshaw.
2. Crisis Intervention Play Therapy to Help Traumatized Children – Nancy Boyd Webb.
3. Working Toward Aesthetic Distance: Drama Therapy for Adult Victims of Trauma – Judith Glass.
4. An Expressive Arts Therapy Model with Groups for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Susan Hansen.
5. Peter: A Study of Cumulative Trauma: From “Robot” to “Regular Guy” – Eleanor Irwin.
6. Art Therapy with Traumatized Families – P. Gussie Klorer.
7. Songs of the Self: Vocal Psychotherapy for Adults Traumatized as Children – Diane Austin.
8. Sandplay Therapy with a Traumatized Boy – Lois Carey.
9. Sandplay Therapy and the Body in Trauma Recovery – Dennis McCarthy.
10. Puppetry Interventions for Traumatized Clients – Diane Frey.
11. Video Play Therapy – Diane Frey.
12. The Bowl of Light: A Story-Craft for Healing – Joyce Mills.
Conclusion – Lois Carey.
List of contributors.