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1st Edition

Expressive Therapies

Edited By

Cathy A. Malchiodi

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ISBN 9781593853792
Published August 17, 2006 by Guilford Press
220 Pages

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Book Description

This book is out of print. See Handbook of Expressive Arts Therapy, ISBN 978-1-4625-5052-4.

Table of Contents

1. Expressive Therapies: History, Theory, and Practice, Cathy A. Malchiodi
2. Art Therapy, Cathy A. Malchiodi
3. Music Therapy, Michele Forinash
4. Dance/Movement Therapy, Susan T. Loman
5. Drama Therapy and Psychodrama, Robert J. Landy
6. Poetry Therapy, Kenneth Gorelick
7. Play Therapy, Linda E. Homeyer and Emily DeFrance
8. Sandtray Therapy, Linda E. Homeyer and Daniel S. Sweeney
9. Expressive Therapy: An Integrated Arts Approach, Karen Estrella

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Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT, is a psychologist andexpressive arts therapistspecializing in trauma recovery. She is the founder and executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, which trains mental health and health care practitioners in medical, educational, and community settings and assists in disaster relief and humanitarian efforts throughout the world. Dr. Malchiodi has given more than 500 presentations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia, and has published numerous articles, chapters, and books, including Understanding Children’s Drawings and Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children, Second Edition. Dr. Malchiodi has received numerous awards for distinguished service, clinical contributions, and lifetime achievements, including honors from the Kennedy Center and Very Special Arts in Washington, DC. A passionate advocate for the role of the arts in health, she is a contributing writer for


There is something for everyone in this book. The compilation of authors from different areas of specializations demonstrates the editor's effort to reach out to sister disciplines and appeal to a wide range of health care professionals with a range of clinical experience....An excellent introduction to the field, capturing the essences of each of the topics presented, while sparking the reader to pursue other resources which may be of particular interest. For the more experienced clinician who has a basic foundation on expressive therapies, this book provides sophisticated information including theoretical constructs which will challenge and expand the reader's understanding and ways of applying the arts to their practice. Regardless of the reader's skill level, vignettes in each chapter provide poignant case examples illustrating the truly powerful healing and transformative effect that the arts have in treatment.
--Clinical Social Work Journal, 09/24/2006