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1st Edition

Expressive Therapies

Edited By

Nicholas Mazza

ISBN 9781138848092
Published June 30, 2017 by Psychology Press
2119 Pages

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Book Description

As serious research in and around expressive therapies flourishes as never before, this four-volume set from Routledge’s new Major Themes in Mental Health series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature. Edited by a leading scholar, the collection assembles foundational and canonical work, together with innovative and cutting-edge applications and interventions.

For novices, the collection will be particularly useful as an essential database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. And, for more advanced scholars and practitioners, it will be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar—and sometimes overlooked—texts. For both, Expressive Therapies will be valued as a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.

Table of Contents

 Volume I Poetry Therapy


      Chronological table


      Editor's acknowledgements


      General introduction

      Introduction to Volume I: poetry therapy

      Part 1 Poetry therapy – theory

      1 Poetry therapy in ancient Greek literature

      Stephen Rojcewicz

      2 Poetry therapy as a tool of cognitively based practice

      Kathryn S. Collins, Rich Furman and Carol L. Langer

      3 The nuances of metaphor theory for constructivist psychotherapy

      Dennis Tay

      4 Effectiveness of poetry therapy as an adjunct to self-psychology in clinical work with older adults: a single case study

      Anjana Deshpande

      Part 2 Poetry therapy – practice

      5 Breaking barriers: using poetry as a tool to enhance diversity understanding with youth and adults

      Norma D. Thomas and Raina J. León

      6 Healing traditions in Black women’s writing: resources for poetry therapy

      Stephanie Y. Evans

      7 Looking out and looking in: journeys to self-awareness and empathy through creative juxtapositions

      Geri Giebel Chavis

      8 Poetry/creative writing for an arts and athletics community outreach program for at-risk youth

      Nicholas Mazza

      9 From destruction to creation, from silence to speech: poetry therapy principles and practices for working with suicide grief

      Shanee Stepakoff

      10 Working with metaphor in narrative therapy

      Teresa Legowski and Keith Brownlee

      11 The metaphors they carry: exploring how veterans use metaphor to describe experiences of PTSD

      Patrick S. Foley

      12 The use of poetry in reconciling unfinished business near end-of-life

      Annemarie Conlon

      13 Potential misuses of poetry therapy: a process for reflecting on practice

      Ted Bowman

      14 The use of poetry therapy in crisis intervention and short-term treatment: two case studies

      Julie A. Schwietert

      15 The healing power of writing: applying the expressive/creative component of poetry therapy

      Kathleen Connolly Baker and Nicholas Mazza

      16 Writing therapy using new technologies—the art of blogging

      D. M. Nagel and K. Anthony

      Part 3 Poetry therapy – research

      17 A content analysis of poems most frequently utilized by poetry therapists

      Leah Olson-McBride

      18 Evaluating the use of poetry to improve well-being and emotional resilience in cancer patients

      Ingrid Tegnér, John Fox, Robin Philipp and Pamela Thorne

      19 Poetry therapy: an investigation of a multidimensional clinical model

      Nicholas F. Mazza and Christopher J. Hayton

      20 "Poem Is What?" Poetic inquiry in qualitative social science research

      Monica Prendergast

      21 The benefits of writing and performing in the spoken word poetry community

      Nadia Alvarez and Jack Mearns

      22 Internet-based expressive writing for kidney transplant recipients: effects on posttraumatic stress and quality of life

      Kyle Possemato, Paige Ouimette and Pamela A. Geller

Volume II Music Therapy


      Introduction to Volume II: music therapy

      Part 4 Music therapy – theory

      23 Analogy and metaphor in music therapy. Theory and practice

      Henk Smeijsters

      24 Concepts of context in music therapy

      Randi Rolvsjord and Brynjulf Stige

      25 A conceptual methodology to define the therapeutic function of music

      Deanna Hanson-Abromeit

      Part 5 Music therapy – practice

      26 From uprooting to replanting: on post-trauma group music therapy for pre-school children

      Rivka Felsenstein

      27 Use of the iso principle as a central method in mood management: a music psychotherapy clinical case study

      Annie Heiderscheit and Amy Madson

      28 Music therapy practices and processes with foster-care youth: formulating an approach to clinical work

      Michael L. Zanders

      29 Playing with sound: the therapeutic use of music in direct work with children

      Michelle Lefevre

      30 Singing for healing and hope: music therapy methods that use the voice with individuals who are homeless and mentally ill

      Yasmine Afif Iliya

      31 Song discussion as music psychotherapy

      Susan C. Gardstrom and James Hiller

      32 Rap music in social work practice with African-American and Latino youth

      Edgar H. Tyson

      33 Song to self: promoting a therapeutic dialogue with high-risk youths through poetry and popular music

      Leah Olson-McBride and Timothy F. Page

      Part 6 Music therapy – research

      34 Music therapists’ perceptions of the impact of group factors on the therapeutic songwriting process

      Felicity A. Baker

      35 An investigation of the sociocultural factors impacting on the therapeutic songwriting process

      Felicity A. Baker

      36 The appeal of sad music: a brief overview of current directions in research on motivations for listening to sad music

      Annemieke J.M. van den Tol

      37 Song lyrics and the alteration of self-image

      Fereshteh Ahmadi

      38 The meaning of music in the lives of older people: a qualitative study

      Terrence Hays and Victor Minichiello

      39 Developing identities using music technology in therapeutic settings

      Karen Burland and Wendy Magee

Volume III Dance/Movement Therapy and Drama Therapy


      Introduction to Volume III: dance therpay and drama therapy

      Part 7 Dance/movement therapy

      7.1 Theory

      40 In search of a vocabulary of embodiment

      Roz Carroll

      41 Creating dances to transform inner states: a choreographic model in Dance/Movement Therapy

      Himmat Kaur Victoria

      42 Intersensory and intersubjective attunement: philosophical approach to a central element of dance movement psychotherapy

      Katalin Vermes

      43 Grounding: theoretical application and practice in dance movement therapy

      Patricia de Tord and Iris Bräuninger

      7.2 Practice

      44 The use of metaphors in dance movement therapy

      Rosemarie Samaritter

      45 The body and nonverbal expression in dance/movement group therapy and verbal group therapy

      Joan Wittig

      46 Breathwork in body psychotherapy: clinical applications

      Himmat Kaur VIctoria and Christine Caldwell

      47 Movement psychotherapy in a hospice: two case studies

      Cristina Endrizzi, Valeria Ghelleri, Mirella Palella and Gabriella d’Amico

      48 Working with withdrawn adolescents as a moving experience: a community resourced project exploring the usefulness of group dance movement psychotherapy within a school setting

      Linda Eke and Anne Marie Gent

      49 Reflection, reflective practice and embodied reflective practice

      Jennifer Leigh and Richard Bailey

      7.3 Research

      50 Using a dance/movement therapy-based wellness curriculum: an adolescent case study

      Kendall Pauline Hagensen

      51 Languaging the embodied experience

      Heidrun Panhofer and Helen Payne

      52 Dance/Movement Therapy (D/MT) for depression: a scoping review

      Andrea Mala, Vicky Karkou and Bonnie Meekums

      53 Therapeutic dancing for Parkinson’s Disease

      Lorenna Pryscia Carvalho Aguiar, Priscila Alves da Rocha and Meg Morris

      54 Specific dance movement therapy interventions—which are successful? An intervention and correlation study

      Iris Bräuninger

      55 Dance movement therapy group intervention in stress treatment: a randomized controlled trial (RCT)

      Iris Bräuninger

      56 Diversity and dance: exploring the therapeutic implications of world dance

      Shainna Ali, Katelyn Cushey and Alina Siddiqui

      57 The use of movement-based interventions with children diagnosed with autism for psychosocial outcomes—a scoping review

      Keven Lee, Heather Lambert, Walter Wittich, Eva Kehayia and Melissa Park

      Part 8 Drama therapy

      8.1 Theory

      58 Comedic improv therapy for the treatment of social anxiety disorder

      Alison Phillips Sheesley, Mark Pfeffer and Becca Barish

      59 Philosophy of life: J. L. Moreno's revolutionary philosophical underpinnings of psychodrama and group psychotherapy

      Peter C. Howie

      60 Social constructionism and dramatherapy: creating alternative discourses

      Daphne Milioni

      61 The implicated witness: towards a relational aesthetic in dramatherapy

      Nisha Sajnani

      8.2 Practice

      62 Theater of the oppressed in an after-school program: middle school students' perspectives on bullying and prevention

      Foram Nhukhanwala

      63 A dramatherapy case study with a young man who has dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and mental health problems

      Rinat Feniger-Schaal

      64 Staging dramatic enactments to resolve conflicts in couples

      Daniel J. Wiener

      65 Developmental transformations: improvisational drama therapy with children in acute inpatient psychiatry

      Adam Reynolds

      66 Performance as art-based research in drama therapy supervision

      Robert Landy, Maria Hodermarska, Dave Mowers and David Perrin

      67 Using the 6-Key Model as an intervention tool in drama therapy

      Susana Pendzik

      68 Voices of pride: drama therapy with incarcerated women

      Abigail Leeder and Colleen Wimmer

      69 Playback theatre and narrative therapy: introducing a new model

      Adi Barak

      70 The place of psychodramatic methods and concepts in conventional group and individual therapy

      Adam Blatner

      71 Kindergarten Truck: participatory play in public

      Andrew M. Gaines

      8.3 Research

      72 Evaluating the efficacy of drama therapy in teaching social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

      Miranda d’Amico, Corinne Lalonde and Stephen Snow

      73 Piloting PlayWrite: feasibility and efficacy of a playwriting intervention for at-risk adolescents

      Rosemary E. Bernstein, Jennifer C. Ablow, Kelly C. Maloney and Joel T. Nigg

      74 A step toward empirical evidence: operationalizing and uncovering drama therapy change processes

      Calli Renee Armstrong, Mira Rozenberg, Margaret A. Powell, Jade Honce, Leslie Bronstein, Gabrielle Gingras and Evie Han

      75 Three challenges for drama therapy research: Keynote NADTA conference, Montreal 2013

      Phil Jones

      76 A combined drama-based and CBT approach to working with self-reported anger aggression

      Janine Blacker, Andy Watson and Anthony R. Beech

      77 Participating in a community theatre production: a dramatherapeutic perspective

      Tina Pyman and Sue Rugg

      78 Classroom drama therapy program for immigrant and refugee adolescents: a pilot study

      Cécile Rosseau, Maryse Benoit, Marie-France Gauthier, Louise Lacroix, Néomée Alain, Musuk Viger Rojas, Alejandro Moran and Dominique Bourassa

      79 Life-crossroads on stage: integrating life review and drama therapy for older adults

      Shoshi Keisari and Yuval Palgi

Volume IV Art Therapy and Integrated Arts Therapy


      Introduction to Volume IV: art therapy

      Part 9 Art therapy

      9.1 Theory

      80 Positive art therapy: linking positive psychology to art therapy theory, practice, and research

      Rebecca A. Wilkinson and Gioia Chilton

      81 Art therapy for combat-related PTSD: recommendations for research and practice

      Kate Collie, Amy Backos, Cathy Malchiodi and David Spiegel

      82 Out of our mind. Art therapy and mindfulness with refugees, political violence and trauma

      Debra Kalmanowitz and Rainbow T.H. Ho

      83 Therapeutic qualities of clay-work in art therapy and psychotherapy: a review

      Michal Sholt and Tami Gavron

      84 The Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC): interdisciplinary bases of the ETC

      Vija Bergs Lusebrink, Kristīne Mārtinsone and Ilze Dzilna-Šilova

      85 Coordinating principles of art therapy and DBT

      Jessica I. Heckwolf, M. Christy Bergland and Maria Mouratidis

      86 Art therapy and social action: a transpersonal framework

      Dan Hocoy

      9.2 Practice

      87 A task-oriented approach to art therapy in trauma treatment

      Anita B. Rankin and Lindsey C. Taucher

      88 Creating a framework: art therapy elicits the narrative

      Karen Harber

      89 A case example of art therapy in relation to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

      Karen Huckvale and Malcolm Learmonth

      90 Using artist trading cards as an expressive arts intervention in counseling

      Marta Garrett

      91 Between water and words: reflective self-awareness and symbol formation in art therapy

      Jonathan Isserow

      92 Making art from memories: honoring deceased loved ones through a scrapbooking bereavement group

      Mary Kohut

      93 Social action in practice: shifting the ethnocentric lens in cross-cultural art therapy encounters

      Lynn Kapitan

      94 Stories in the cloth: art therapy and narrative textiles

      Lisa Raye Garlock

      9.3 Research

      95 Establishing a research agenda for art therapy: a Delphi study

      Donna Kaiser and Sarah Deaver

      96 Art therapy for relief of symptoms associated with HIV/AIDS

      Deepa Rao, Nancy Nainis, Lisa Williams, Daughon Langner, Audra Eisin and Judith Paice

      97 Art promoting mental health literacy and a positive attitude towards people with experience of mental illness

      Eugen Koh and Bradley Shrimpton

      98 An art therapy exploration of immigration with Latino families

      Debra Linesch, Hilda C. Aceves, Paul Quezada, Melissa Trochez and Elena Zuniga

      99 Art therapy with sexually abused children and adolescents: extended research study

      Terry Pifalo

      100 Approaches to art therapy for cancer inpatients: research and practice considerations

      Nancy A. Nainis

      101 Art therapy in art museums: promoting social connectedness and psychological well-being of older adults

      Rose Bennington, Amy Backos, Jennifer Harrison, Arnell Etherington Reader and Richard Carolan

      Part 10 Integrated arts therapies

      10.1 Theory

      102 Response/ability: imagining a critical race feminist paradigm for the creative arts therapies

      Nisha Sajnani

      103 Expressive artistic therapies as mind–body medicine

      Patricia Sherwood

      104 Positive art: artistic expression and appreciation as an exemplary vehicle for flourishing

      Tim Lomas

      10.2 Practice

      105 Playing in the mud: health psychology, the arts and creative approaches to health care

      Paul M. Camic

      106 The healing power of symbolization in the aftermath of massive war atrocities: examples from Liberian and Sierra Leonean survivors

      Shanee Stepakoff

      107 Meeting the needs of urban students: creative arts therapy in Jersey City public schools

      Cindy Lou Nelson

      108 Using arts activism and poetry to catalyze human rights engagement and reflection

      Jane McPherson and Nicholas Mazza

      109 Using computer technology in expressive arts therapy practice: a proposal for increased use

      Sarah Evans

      110 Voices in flight: integrating movement/dance with poetry therapy

      Nicholas Mazza

      111 The integration of healing rituals in group treatment for women survivors of domestic violence

      Karen Neuman Allen and Danielle F. Wozniak

      112 A story of a healing relationship: the person-centered approach in expressive arts therapy

      Sunhee Kim

      10.3 Research

      113 Creative arts as a public health resource: moving from practice-based research to evidence-based practice

      Stephen Clift

      114 Child-centered expressive arts and play therapy: school groups for at-risk adolescent girls

      Kristi L. Perryman, Rochelle Moss and Katt Cochran

      115 Expressive arts therapy group helps improve mood state in an acute care psychiatric setting

      Grace Chiu, Janine Hancock and Andrea Waddell

      116 Expressive group therapy with at-risk African American adolescent girls

      Karly S. Stuart and Ma. Teresa G. Tuason

      117 Science as art: axiology as a central component in methodology and evaluation of Arts-Based Research (ABR)

      Michael Viega

      118 The effects of an expressive arts therapy group on female counselors-in-training: a qualitative study

      Elizabeth A. Keller-Dupree and Kristi L. Perryman

      119 Impact of integrated arts therapy: an intervention program for young female offenders in correctional institution

      Kristi Kõiv and Lii Kaudne

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Nicholas Mazza, Ph.D., is Dean and Professor Emeritus at the Florida State University, College of Social Work, Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Mazza holds Florida licenses in psychology, clinical social work, and marriage and family therapy. Dr. Mazza is the founding (1987) and current editor of the Journal of Poetry Therapy: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Practice, Theory, Research, and Education. Dr. Mazza received the "Pioneer Award" from the National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT) in 1997. In 2017, he received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from NAPT. Dr. Mazza, a marathon runner, is the founder of the College of Social Work Arts and Athletics Community Outreach Program for At-Risk Youth established at Florida State University (FSU) in 2011. He currently serves on the editorial boards of The Arts in Psychotherapy, the Journal of Family Social Work, and the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare.