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Action Therapy with Families and Groups : Using Creative Arts Improvisation in Clinical Practice - Daniel J. Wiener

Action Therapy with Families and Groups

Using Creative Arts Improvisation in Clinical Practice

By: Daniel J. Wiener (Editor), Linda K. Oxford (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2003
ISBN: 9781591470120
Number Of Pages: 304

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This title introduces clinicians to innovative therapeutic options that can be used with families and groups: action methods or therapy approaches involving physical movement and expressive arts techniques. These methods provide clients and therapists with new ways of both looking at problems and discovering solutions to these problems and are thus especially appropriate to skills training, role-development and expansion, relationship enhancement and short-term treatment with groups, couples and familes. Contributors provide a brief overview of featured action methods and illustrate the application of their particular method to specific therapy cases, discussing the rationale behind their clinical choices and how they handled any special challenges or complications. Chapters illustrate family therapy that focuses on dealing with grief and loss, family reorganization and the effects of trauma as well as group therapy approaches to the treatment of addictive and compulsive disorders, self-mutilation, substance abuse, autism, chronic mental illness and career difficulties.

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 3
Action Methods in Family Therapy
Introductionp. 15
Dynamic Family Play With an Adoptive Family Struggling With Issues of Grief, Loss, and Adjustmentp. 19
Rescripting Family Dramas Using Psychodramatic Methodsp. 45
Use of Ceremony in Multiple Family Therapy for Psychological Traumap. 75
Action Methods in Group Therapy
Introductionp. 103
Rehearsals for Growth Applied to Substance Abuse Groupsp. 107
Developmental Transformations in Group Therapy With Homeless People With A Mental Illnessp. 135
Group Art Therapy With Self-Destructive Young Womenp. 163
Using the Nordoff-Robbins Approach to Music Therapy With Adults Diagnosed With Autismp. 197
Narradrama: A Narrative Action Approach With Groupsp. 229
Conclusionp. 267
Appendixp. 275
Author Indexp. 283
Subject Indexp. 287
About the Editorsp. 299
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ISBN: 9781591470120
ISBN-10: 1591470129
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 19.05  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.85