Action Therapy With Families and Groups: Using Creative Arts by Daniel J. Wiener, Linda K. Oxford

By Daniel J. Wiener, Linda K. Oxford

Motion remedy With households and teams introduces clinicians to cutting edge healing techniques that may be used with households and teams: motion equipment or treatment techniques related to actual circulation and expressive arts innovations. those tools supply consumers and therapists new methods of either difficulties and getting to know recommendations to those difficulties and are hence specifically acceptable to talents education, position improvement and enlargement, courting enhancement, and temporary remedy with teams, undefined, and families.

Contributors offer a short evaluate of featured motion tools and illustrate the applying in their specific approach to particular treatment situations, discussing the reason in the back of their medical offerings and the way they dealt with any certain demanding situations or problems. Chapters illustrate kinfolk treatment that makes a speciality of facing grief and loss, family members reorganization, and the consequences of trauma in addition to team treatment methods to the remedy of addictive and compulsive issues, self-mutilation, substance abuse, autism, persistent psychological sickness, and profession difficulties.

This publication will entice scholars, educators, and psychological health and wellbeing execs searching for clean ways to operating with their consumers and how you can extend their healing techniques.

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Family dynamic play. In P. Lewis & D. ), Current approaches in drama therapy (pp. 379–409). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. Harvey, S. A. (2001). Volcano, monster. In H. Kaduson & C. ), More favorite play therapy techniques (pp. 183–192). Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson. Harvey, S. , & Kelly, E. C. (1993). The influence of the quality of early interactions on a three year old’s play narratives. Arts in Psychotherapy, 20, 387–395. , & Soderquist, M. (1995, October). Results of the Malmo project.

Brian reported that he felt abandoned by his parents because of their emotional withdrawal from him after the funeral and their unresponsiveness to him over the following year. He told of how he had been having real conversations with Sandy’s spirit at night for quite some time, talking to her about how lonely he was without her. The Greys were quite moved by their son’s disclosures, stating that they were unaware of his distress and experiences. During the next session, the Greys and Brian reported that they had experienced significant catharsis.

Once all were at the park, Brandy began drawing over the other figures, disrupting the activity. After about 10 minutes, the parents decided to stop the activity, saying they didn’t want another argument to develop. The family was then shown the large pillows and stuffed animals and asked to make a story about a family. Brandy immediately went under the pillows, saying she had found her “home,” while her adoptive mother, her adoptive father, and Brian began using the other materials to make a house and table and to cast several large animals in family roles.

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