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Arts Therapies and New Challenges in Psychiatry

1st Edition

Edited by Karin Dannecker

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230 pages | 36 B/W Illus.

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Description

Despite their increasing popularity and reported effectiveness, there is a dearth of evidence-based research on the practices that fall under the umbrella of "the arts therapies". The successful treatment of a variety of psychiatric illnesses through the application of the arts therapies has long been recognized in many countries around the world, including psychosis, schizophrenia, depression and borderline symptoms. 

Providing valuable data on the effectiveness of the arts therapies, Arts Therapies and New Challenges in Psychiatry fills an important gap in the literature on psychiatric illnesses. Contributors to this impressive volume have carried out research in psychiatry and mental health with patients diagnosed with a variety of illnesses. The international focus of the book shows the global, cross-cultural relevance of the arts therapies, whilst quantitative and qualitative evidence is used to demonstrate the need for art-, music-, drama- and dance therapy in a wide variety of contexts. This book shows that research in these fields can be carried out convincingly using a broad range of approaches, including each field's own professional matrix.

Providing a much-needed assessment of the arts therapies, this book will appeal to art therapists, music therapists, dance therapists and drama therapists, as well as psychiatrists, psychologists, psychoanalysts and educators of arts therapy training.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Foreword

1. Music Therapy: Differentiation of Emotions in Schizophrenia (Susanne Bauer)

2. From the "inside feeling" to Narration: Symbolization and Aesthetic Emotion in Music Therapy (Christine Falquet-Clin and Edith Lécourt)

3. Dramatherapy Work in the Treatment of Schizophrenic Psychoses (Johannes Junker)

4. Therapeutic Effects of Brief Group Interactive Art Therapy with War Veterans (Alexander Kopytin and Alexey Lebedev)

5. A Neglected Area in Schizophrenia Treatment and Research: The Efficacy of Art Therapy. Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial and Qualitative Study (Christiane Montag and Karin Dannecker)

6. Changes in Well-Being of Schizophrenic Patients after Movement Therapy: Results of a Multicenter RCT Study (Valerie Pohlman, Sabine Koch andThomas Fuchs)

7. Adapting Winnicott's Squiggle Technique in Group Art Therapy to a Psychotic Population Undergoing a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programme (Alice Reid)

8. The Borrowed Image in Art Therapy with Psychiatric Patients: The Internalization Process (Elizabeth Stone-Matho)

9. Longing for Belonging (Zuzana Vasičák Očenášová and Iveta Koblic Zedková)

10. Assessing Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia by the Use of Aristotle’s Poetics during a Dramatherapy Process (Lambros Yotis M.D.)

About the Editor

Karin Dannecker has been the Director of the MA in Art Therapy programme at the Weissensee Art Academy Berlin since 2000. Her research interests include the effectiveness of art therapy, the role of aesthetics in art therapy, and the psychology of the artist. Professor Dannecker has also worked with psychiatric and psychosomatic patients since 1987. Her clinical work includes art therapy with children, adolescents, rheumatology patients and art therapy with adult psychiatric and psychosomatic patients.

About the Series

International Research in the Arts Therapies

Series Editors: Diane Waller and Sarah Scoble

This series consists of high-level monographs identifying areas of importance across all arts therapy modalities and highlighting international developments and concerns. It presents recent research from countries across the world and contributes to the evidence-base of the arts therapies. Papers which discuss and analyse current innovations and approaches in the arts therapies and arts therapy education are also included.

This series is accessible to practitioners of the arts therapies and to colleagues in a broad range of related professions, including those in countries where arts therapies are still emerging. The monographs should also provide a valuable source of reference to government departments and health services.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY010000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health