Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies: A Person-Centred Approach

Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies: A Person-Centred Approach

By: Caroline Miller (editor), Suzanne C. Purdy (contributor), Robin Barnaby (contributor), Sylvia Leao (contributor), Alison Talmage (contributor), Mulqueen Mulqueen (contributor), Fogg-Rogers Fogg-Rogers (contributor), Mariana Torkington (contributor), Marion Gordon-Flower (contributor), Claire Molyneux (contributor)Paperback

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There is increasing pressure on therapists to provide details of structured assessments and to report therapy outcomes to funders, employers and co-workers. This edited volume provides a series of case studies, with varied client groups, giving arts therapists an accessible introduction to assessment and outcome measures that can be easily incorporated into their regular practice. The book provides demonstrations, within a practice-based evidence framework, of how measures can be tailored to the individual client's needs. The case studies show assessment and outcome models for music therapy, art therapy and dramatherapy used with a range of client groups including people with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease and those suffering from depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or coping with bereavement.

About Author

Caroline Miller is a dramatherapist and psychologist in private practice. She completed her training as a dramatherapist in 1991, from the training programme in York, accredited by the University of Leeds, UK. She then relocated to New Zealand where she worked in a number of roles including school counsellor, manager of mental health services for children and adolescents, and dramatherapist in special needs education. In 2001 she was the inaugural co-director of the only training programme for arts therapists in New Zealand.


Introduction. Caroline Miller, Dramatherapist. 1. Overview. Caroline Miller. Part 1: Working with Adults. 2. Nursing the Wounded Heart. Marion Gordon-Flower, Arts Therapist. 3. Choral Singing Therapy for a Client with Parkinson's Disease. Suzanne Purdy, Head of Speech Science Group, School of Psychology and Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland, Laura Fogg-Rogers, Communications and Liason Manager, Department of Speech Science and Centre of Brain Research, University of Auckland, Sylvia Leao, Speech Language Therapist, and Alison Talmage, Music Therapist, Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, Auckland and the Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland. 4. Phototherapy with an Adult with Grief Issues. Robin Barnaby, Arts Therapist. 5. Who Am I? Depression and Identity. Caroline Miller. 6. The Inner Pilgrimage - Through Heart to Soul. Margaret-Mary Mulqueen, Counsellor. 7. Dancing with the Magic of the Archetypes. Marion Gordon-Flower. Part 2: Working with Children. 8. A Child's Creative Journey Through Trauma. Mariana Torkington, Arts Therapist. 9. Individual Art Therapy on the Spectrum: Opening Lines of Communication through Creative Processes. Abigail Raymond, Arts Therapist, and Caroline Miller. 10. Dramatherapy to Support Social Interactions with Peers. Robin Barnaby. 11. Creating an Emotional Safe House in a Time of Chaos: Supporting a Child Living in a Violent and Unstable Home Environment. Abigail Raymond. 12. Individual Music Therapy for an Adolescent with Cerebral Palsy. Alison Talmage and Claire Molyneux, Music Therapist and Head of Clinical Services at the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, Auckland. 13. Group Art Therapy with Children with Asperger's Syndrome. Abigail Raymond and Caroline Miller. Conclusion. Caroline Miller. The Contributors. Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781849054140
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781849054140
  • weight: 396
  • ISBN10: 1849054142

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