1st Edition

Art and Expressive Therapies within the Medical Model Clinical Applications

Edited By Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff, Morgan Gaydos Copyright 2019
    268 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    268 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Art and Expressive Therapies Within the Medical Model explores how to best collaborate across disciplines as art and expressive therapists continue to become increasingly prevalent within the medical community. This collection of diverse chapters from seasoned practitioners in the field introduces readers to art therapy interventions across a variety of artistic approaches, patient demographics, and medical contexts, while paying special attention to new approaches and innovative techniques. This is a cutting-edge resource that illustrates the current work of practitioners on a national and global level while providing a better understating of the integration of biopsychosocial approaches within art and expressive therapies practice.

    Dedication. Editors. Contributing Authors. Acknowledgements. Preface, Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff and Morgan Gaydos 1. Art Therapy in Pediatric Oncology, Tracy Councill 2. The Application of Technology within the Medical Environment: Tablet, Apps, and Stylus, Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff 3. Working with Children Who Encounter Medical Challenges: A Multi-modal Approach, Joan Alpers 4. The Use of Magic Therapy for Children with Hemiplegia, Yvonne Farquharson, Richard McDougall, and Daisy Fancourt 5. Photography as a Natural Therapeutic Process for Medically Ill Patients, Keshet Zur 6. Eating Disorders and the Medical Necessity of Collaborative Care, Michelle L. Dean 7. Visual Narratives as an Art Therapy Treatment in Cancer Care, Jill McNutt 8. Storytelling with Expressive Arts Therapy: Medical Therapeutic Work with Individuals, Vered Zur and Boaz Zur 9. Medical Dance/Movement Therapy for Chronic Conditions: An Overview of Important Outcomes, Sharon W. Goodill and Sabine C. Koch 10. Art Therapy and Tourette Syndrome: Utilizing Guided Imagery and Chakra Exploration, Melanie Biscuiti 11. Engaging those with Parkinson’s Disease in Group Clay Manipulation Art Therapy, Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff and Morgan Gaydos 12. Art Therapy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Juliet L. King and Robert M. Pascuzzi 13. Recovery from Grief and Pain: Results from an Art Therapy Relational Neuroscience Four-Drawing Art Therapy Trauma and Resiliency Protocol, Noah Hass-Cohen and Joanna Clyde Findlay 14. Exploring the Impact of Art Therapy with Stroke Recovery, Morgan Gaydos and Melanie Biscuiti 15. Art Therapy in the Detoxification Phase of Treatment of Substance Use Disorders, Holly Feen-Calligan and Wendy Case 16. Art Therapy Applications and Substance Abuse, Libby Schmanke 17. Material Considerations to Providing Art Therapy within a Medical Model, Morgan Gaydos 18. TTAP Method® Applied to Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, Linda Levine Madori 19. The Use of Clinical Assessments within Medical Art Therapy: Identifying the Level of Emotional and Physical Symptoms, Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff and Morgan Gaydos 20. Culturally Responsive Care for Art Therapists in Medical Settings, Yasmine J. Awais and Mariya Keselman 21. Special Issues for the Art Therapist Working in a Medical Setting, Irene Rosner David


    Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff, PhD, LCAT, ATR-BC, ATCS is director and associate professor in the creative arts therapy counseling program at Hofstra University and an assistant investigator in the Center of Neuroscience at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

    Morgan Gaydos, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC is an art therapist for Nassau University Medical Center and an adjunct instructor at Hofstra University.

    "With its diverse perspectives and wealth of real-world knowledge, Art and Expressive Therapies Within the Medical Model is packed with useful information to spark innovative practice. Readers will discover how experienced therapists creatively work across a full range of medical populations and settings, offering the tools, basic principles, and processes that are helping to restore quality and affirm life in the face of impairment and illness. Chapters written by prominent practitioners put practical, interdisciplinary application back into medical art therapy and encourage reflection on this uniquely rewarding, life-altering work at the borders of human vulnerability."

    —Lynn Kapitan, PhD, HLM, ATR-BC, professor and director of the Professional Doctorate of Art Therapy program at Mount Mary University, past-president of the American Art Therapy Association, author of Introduction to Art Therapy Research, and former executive editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

    "Elkis-Abuhoff and Gaydos’s edited volume covers a broad range of expressive arts therapies that will provide a novice or experienced clinician with something new to think about. This book is a modern approach to psychosocial care in expressive arts therapies. I can't wait to use this in my medical art therapy class!"

    —Megan Robb, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC, director of the art therapy counseling graduate program and associate professor in art therapy counseling at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville