Grief and the Expressive Arts : Practices for Creating Meaning
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 180 x 256 x 26mm | 799.99g
- 23 Jan 2014
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Following "Concepts in Composition" (978-0-415-88515-7); 63 Halftones, black and white; 15 Tables, black and white; 63 Illustrations, black and white
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Table of contents
-M. Katherine Shear, MD, Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University School of Social Work
"Thompson and Neimeyer, brilliant therapists and editors-the contemporary shamans of this volume-have furnished us not only with theory and how-to-do methods for using the creative and expressive therapies; they have reminded us that we, too, are wounded healers."
-Sandra L. Bertman, PhD, author of Facing Death: Images, Insights, and Interventions
"From sophisticated theory to empirical studies to clinical vignettes and elaborated techniques, this volume has it all. Grief and the Expressive Arts covers a range of creative practices and artistic modalities that are as rich and variegated as the very artistic foundations that underlie them. For anyone seeking to bring the expressive arts into their clinical practice, this volume will become the standard for the field-the must-have book for your professional collection."
-John R. Jordan, PhD, coeditor of Grief After Suicide
"Warning to readers: You will not "finish" this volume. Drawn by its humanity in recognizing the `person' of the service provider, the pain and complexity of grief, and the humanistic perspective that art, therapy, and loss are unfinished, you will return to reflect and examine this rich resource shaped by contributors from across disciplines, theories, and practice/educational settings. Truly the book is a great companion for your personal and professional journey, which always involves loss and the potential for growth through meaning making."
-Nicholas F. Mazza, PhD, dean and Patricia V. Vance Professor of Social Work at the Florida State University and editor of the Journal of Poetry Therapy
"Grief and the Expressive Arts is a comprehensive volume that offers pragmatic and creative suggestions to assist individuals in recovery from loss. Readers will enjoy user-friendly chapters on a variety of methods that can be applied to work with people of all ages. In particular, the authors encourage all helping professionals to use experiential interventions to assist clients in moving from survivors to thrivers. This book is a valuable resource for graduate students and professionals in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, creative arts and play therapy, thanatology, and family medicine."
-Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute and adjunct professor at Lesley University
About Barbara E. Thompson
Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of Memphis, where he also maintains an active clinical practice. He has published more than two dozen books, is the editor of Death Studies, and has served as president of the Association for Death Education and Counseling as well as chair of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement. A published poet, Neimeyer's most recent book of verse is titled The Art of Longing.