Clinicians certified in the expressive art therapies the visual arts, movement, drama, music, writing and other creative processes are typically unfamiliar with some of the interventions and approaches used in play therapy. This book bridges the divide between play therapy and expressive arts therapy, so that therapists in each field can integrate evidence-informed practices from both expressive arts and play therapy into their practice with children and adolescents. Play therapists as well as those who specialize in expressive arts therapies, as well as mental health professionals looking to integrate both into their practice will benefit from this book s exposure to the diverse and innovative approaches within the expressive arts and play therapy literature.
ERIC J. GREEN, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT, RPT-S, is Associate Professor of Counseling at the University of North Texas at Dallas and Faculty Associate at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. For more info visit www.drericgreen.com. ATHENA A. DREWES, PsyD, MA, RPT-S, is a clinician and Director of Clinical Training and the American Psychological Association Doctoral Internship Program at Astor Services for Children & Families. She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and past director of the Association for Play Therapy.
Preface xi Acknowledgments xv About the Editors xvii About the Contributors xix 1 The Expressive Arts Therapy Continuum: History and Theory 1 Sandra L. Graves-Alcorn and Eric J. Green Introduction 1 Media Dimension Variables 3 Discerning Rationale 14 References 15 2 Play Therapy 17 Athena A. Drewes and Sue C. Bratton Introduction 17 Rationale for Play Therapy 18 History and Development 18 Empirical Support 23 Procedures and Application 24 Conclusion 34 Specialized Training and Resources 35 References 36 3 Art Therapy 41 Reina Lombardi Introduction 41 Art Therapy: Theory 42 Research 48 Art Therapy: Process and Procedures 50 Practical Techniques 53 Conclusion 59 Specialized Training and Resources 60 References 61 4 Drama Therapy 67 Eleanor Irwin Introduction 67 Drama Therapy: Process and Procedures 69 Blending Drama/Theatre and Therapy in NADTA 72 Effects of Attachment and a Nurturing Environment on the Ability to Work and Play 75 Drama Therapy Techniques 78 Drama Therapy Techniques With Different Ages 81 Conclusion 89 Specialized Training and Resources 90 References 97 5 Integrating Play Therapy and Sandplay Therapy 101 Rie Rogers Mitchell, Harriet S. Friedman, and Eric J. Green Introduction 101 Therapeutic Play 102 Sandplay in a Play Therapy Setting 104 Conclusion 118 Specialized Training and Resources 119 References 123 6 Working With Children Using Dance/Movement Therapy 125 Mariah Meyer LeFeber Introduction 125 Dance/Movement Therapy: Process and Procedures 126 Case Studies 136 Conclusion 143 Specialized Training and Resources 143 References 146 7 Music Therapy 149 Susan Hadley and Nicole Steele Introduction 149 Music Therapy: Process and Procedures 153 Music Therapy Methods 155 Practical Techniques for Nonspecialists 165 Conclusion 173 Specialized Training and Resources 173 References 178 8 The Therapeutic Uses of Photography in Play Therapy 181 Robert Irwin Wolf Introduction 181 Historical Overview 183 Photography as a Therapeutic Modality: The Power of the Image 184 The Importance of the Unconscious 185 The Range of Processing Visual Metaphors 186 A Note of Caution 186 Technological Update 188 Special Considerations of Confidentiality 190 Suggestions for Creative Project Directives 191 Detailed Digital Editing Directions for More Advanced Projects 195 Case Studies: Clinical and Creative Uses of Photography 198 Conclusion 201 Specialized Training and Resources 201 References 202 9 Poetry Therapy 205 Diane L. Kaufman, Rebecca C. Chalmers, and Wendy Rosenberg Introduction 205 Poetry Therapy: Process and Procedures 207 Practical Techniques and Case Studies 215 Conclusion 222 Specialized Trainings and Resources 223 References 227 10 Integrating Play and Expressive Art Therapy Into Educational Settings: A Pedagogy for Optimistic Therapists 231 Jodi M. Crane and Jennifer N. Baggerly Introduction to Creative Experiential Learning 231 Preparation 233 Process 238 Activities 241 CEL Classroom Scenario 247 Conclusion 248 References 249 11 Integrating Play and Expressive Art Therapy Into Small Group Counseling With Preadolescents: A Humanistic Approach 253 Sue C. Bratton, Dalena Dillman Taylor, and Sinem Akay Introduction 253 Integrating Play and Expressive Art Therapy Into Small Group Counseling with Preadolescents: Process and Procedures 257 Practical Application 264 Conclusion 278 References 278 12 Integrating Play and Expressive Art Therapy Into Communities: A Multimodal Approach 283 Julia Byers Introduction 283 Context 285 School Community Response 288 Shattered Worldview 289 Expressive Therapies Haven 292 References 300 Author Index 303 Subject Index 311