Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents provides principles for effective use of different arts-based approaches in adolescent group therapy, grounding these principles in neuroscience and group process practice-based evidence. It includes chapters covering each of the main creative arts therapy modalities-art therapy, bibliotherapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, and poetry/expressive writing therapy-written by respected contributors who are expert in the application of these modalities in the context of groups. These methods are uniquely effective for engaging adolescents and addressing many of the developmental, familial, and societal problems that they face. The text offers theory and guiding principle, while also providing a comprehensive resource for group therapists of diverse disciplines who wish to incorporate creative arts-based methods into their practice with teens.
Craig Haen, Ph.D., RDT, CGP, LCAT, FAGPA treats children, adolescents, and adults in private practice. He is faculty at New York University and Lesley University, and co-founder of the Kint Institute. His books include Handbook of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy and Engaging Boys in Treatment: Creative Approaches to the Therapy Process. Dr. Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, LICSW, RPT-S is a leading authority on play therapy with children and adolescents who have experienced loss and traumatic bereavement. Dr. Webb is a clinical social worker and Distinguished University Professor Emerita at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service where she held an endowed Chair in Child Welfare Studies and where she founded, directed, and taught in the Post-Master's Certificate Program in Child and Adolescent Therapy for 22 years. Dr. Webb has published 15 previous books.
Section One: Overview Foreword Preface: The Stresses and Challenges Facing Adolescents in the Second Decade of the 21st Century 1. Engaging Adolescents in Group Work: Principles for Effective Practice 2. Creative Arts-Based Approaches to Adolescent Group Therapy: The State of the Art 3. A Neuroscience Perspective on Creative Arts Therapies and Adolescent Groups Section Two: Creative Arts Therapies in Action 4. Adolescent Group Art Therapy 5. Bibliotherapy in Adolescent Groups 6. Dance/Movement Therapy with Groups of Teens 7. Adolescent Group Drama Therapy 8. Music Therapy in Adolescent Groups 9. Group Poetry and Writing Therapy with Adolescents Section Three: Clinical Applications Creative Arts-Based Approaches to Working with Adolescent Resistance 11. Arts-Based Approaches to Fostering Adolescent Affect Regulation 12. Who am I to You? Using the Creative Arts to Build Interpersonal Relationships: A South African Perspective 13. Teen Bodies: The Problem of Adolescent Embodiment, and How the Arts Can Help 14. Thinking Critically, Working Creatively: Dancing, Songwriting, and Re-writing Sexualities with Young People `At the Margins' 15. The Benefits and Challenges of Using the Creative Arts in Adolescent Groups