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Creative Arts Therapy Careers
Succeeding as a Creative Professional

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Sally Bailey




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ISBN 9780367476533
September 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Creative Arts Therapy Careers is a collection of essays written by and interviews with professors of creative arts therapies and registered drama therapists, dance/movement therapists, music therapists, art therapists, poetry therapists, and expressive arts therapists.

The book sheds light on the fascinating yet little-known field of the creative arts therapies – psychotherapy approaches which allow clients to use creativity and artistic expression to explore their lives, solve their problems, make meaning, and heal from their traumas. Featuring stories of educators in each of the six fields and at different stages of their career, it outlines the steps one needs to take in order to find training in one of the creative arts therapies, exploring the healing aspects of the arts, where creative arts therapists work, who they work with, and how they use the arts in therapy. Contributors to this book provide a wealth of practical information, including ways to find opportunities to work with at-risk populations in order to gain experience with the arts as healing tools; choosing the right graduate school for further study; the difference between registration, certification, and licensure; and the differences between a career in a medical, mental health, educational, correctional, or service institution.

This book illuminates creative arts therapy career possibilities for undergraduate and graduate students studying acting, directing, playwriting, creative writing, visual arts, theatre design, dance, and music. It is also an excellent resource for instructors offering a course to prepare arts students for the professional world.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED

A PREVIEW OF COMING ATTRACTIONS: Discovering the Creative Arts

Therapies

TAPESTRY OF TRANSFORMATION

Pathways in The Arts Professions

by Laura Wood

FINDING MY PATH BY FOLLOWING MY TALENTS AND STRENGTHS

An Interview with Kareen King

DISCOVERING MUSIC THERAPY

by Teri K. Holmberg

FINDING MY PURPOSE IN LIFE

An Interview with Sarah Edwards

MOVEMENT INITIATION:

Beginning a Career in Dance/Movement Therapy

by Mariah Meyer LeFeber

MULTICULTURAL REPRESENTATIONS IN THE CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIES

Art Therapists of Color Matter

by Denise Boston

CHAPTER 2: STICKING IT OUT

INTRODUCTION

DRAMA THERAPY EDUCATION

by Jason Butler

EDUCATION IN DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY

by Susan Imus

SO YOU WANT TO BE A MUSIC THERAPIST

by Ken Aiken

EDUCATION AS AN ART THERAPIST

by Gaelynn Wolf-Bordonaro

WRITE ON!

Poetry Therapy, Journal Therapy and Transformative Language Arts

by Kathleen Adams

ENTERING A CAREER IN EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY

by Danielle Drake

CHAPTER 3: FINDING SUCCESS

INTRODUCTION

LANDING A JOB AS A CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIST

by Nancy Sondag

BUILDING YOUR IDENTITY AS A CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIST

by Lynn Chapman

PERSPECTIVES ON SUPERVISION

by Kelli Rae Powell

FROM EMBER TO FIRE

Igniting your Career

by Alexa Palmer

LEARNING TO WORK WITH A NEW POPULATION IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

by Tim Reagan

CHAPTER 4: GETTING AHEAD

INTRODUCTION

EXPANDING HORIZONS

Creative Arts Therapy Consultation in International Contexts

by Tally Tripp

TEACHING FUTURE THERAPISTS

Lessons in Change and Adaptation

by Philip Weglarz

WHEREVER YOU GO – THERE YOU ARE!

by Barbara McKechnie

WRITING A BOOK TO OPEN DOORS FOR OTHERS

An Interview with Ruthlee Adler

WORKING WITH MULTIPLE CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIES

by Paula Patterson

MAKE LEMONADE OR GO THIRSTY

How I Managed Going Virtual

by Jamie McCoppin

CHAPTER 5: STARTING AGAIN

INTRODUCTION

FOCUS ACADEMY

Creating Connection Equalizing Education through the Arts

by Loretta Gallo-Lopez

CREATING YOUR OWN CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY BUSINESS

by Azizi Marshall

MAGIC AS THERAPY!

by Kevin Spencer

BECOMING ADVOCATES FOR OUR CLIENTS AND OUR FIELDS

A Conversation with Michelle Yadon and Tracena Marie

ONCE UPON A DREAM

by Mizuho Kanazawa and Barbara McKechnie

GOING MENTAL – STOPPING STIGMA ONE STORY AT A TIME

by Randy Mulder

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Biography

Sally Bailey, MFA, MSW, RDT/BCT is a Professor of Theatre and Director of the Drama Therapy Program at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. She also directs the Barrier-Free Theatre for adults with and without disabilities and worked for 13 years in the Washington, DC area as a registered drama therapist with recovering addicts and with people of all ages with disabilities. A past president of the North American Drama Therapy Association, she is a recipient of their 2006 Gertrud Schattner Award for distinguished contribution to the field of drama therapy in education, publication, practice, and service and their 2018 Teaching Excellence Award.