1st Edition

Expressive Therapy With Elders and the Disabled Touching the Heart of Life

By Jules C Weiss Copyright 1984
    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    A classic book on the use of expressive therapies with uncommunicative elders and the disabled. This poignant guide explores group and individual therapeutic activities that promote creativity, self-expression, communication, and understanding of one’s life. An experienced art therapist relates his insights into the psychosocial dynamics of elders and the disabled and shares his awareness of the sensitivity and understanding required to reach the “unreachable.” Health care workers will find this illustrated volume rich in therapeutic techniques and processes applicable to the care and growth of psychologically and physically disabled or minimally handicapped adults and elders.

    • Regression of the Hospitalized Elderly and Disabled Patient as Explored Through Art Therapy
    • Creative Arts Therapy for Various Elder Populations: Techniques and Processes
    • The Use of Art and Writing as Therapeutic Tools for Improving Reality Orientation
    • Art Therapy With a Man Who Has an Organic Mental Disorder Due to Korsadoff’s Disease: Developing Self-Expression and Self-Awareness
    • Art Therapy With an Aphasic Patient: Relearning Communication Skills and Expressing Feelings
    • Dying, A Meaningful Experience: Encountering the Process Through Art Therapy
    • Expressive Therapy: A Pictorial Essay
    • The Creative Product: An Expression of Feelings, of Thoughts, and of One’s Soul
    • Touching the Heart of Therapy
    • Whole-Life Growth and Health Program for Residential Care, Long-Term Care, and Day Treatment
    • Conclusion
    • The Song Is Only Heard When It Is Felt
    • Growing Old Versus Old and Growing--Universities for the Second Phase of Life
    • Creative Expression
    • Morning Follows Every Night
    • A Rite of Passage
    • Appendix: Charting the Creative Arts Therapy Experience
    • Index


    Weiss, Jules C