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Arts Therapists, Refugees and Migrants : Reaching Across Borders - Ditty Dokter

Arts Therapists, Refugees and Migrants

Reaching Across Borders

By: Ditty Dokter (Editor)

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The legal and humanitarian response to the world's growing population of refugees and migrants has created more awareness of not only the physical but also the psychological needs of displaced peoples. Refugees are often the forgotten victims of war violence and political upheaval, subjected to the traumatic loss of family and home and the consequent deterioration of cultural identity as they seek asylum in other countries.Ditty Dokter is joined by contributors from a number of multicultural backgrounds, in a volume examining the issues surrounding intercultural arts therapies as a means of working with clients who are refugees and migrants. The role of art, music, dance, and drama in healing the effects of trauma and restoring the sense of cultural and personal identity is discussed, emphasising the need for sensitivity to cultural differences in practice. The ultimate aim is to promote more awareness of intercultural issues in an attempt to build a broader framework for arts therapy practice.

If, as an art therapist, you work with refugees or victims of political violence and war, this is a most invaluable book. If you are willing to look at the world from a different point of view, ponder your own assumptions, and enter into an enriching discussion of culture, then this is a fascinating, delightful book. If you feel stirrings to perform radical acts of restoration, connection and creativity in the world around you, then Arts Therapists, Refugees and Migrants: Reaching Across Borders is an inspiring book that will leave you reassured, hope-filled, and looking for places to perform radical acts of art therapy. -- Art Therapy This significant book consists of 15 essays from arts therapists working in various ways with refugees, and as immigrants themselves...I recommend this book without reservation. It has relevance for counsellors, therapists and arts therapists who might need to examine their personal, professional and political attitude towards race and culture. In a society, a world which is ever more multi-cultural, this book is a must. -- Counselling I wholeheartedly recommend this book to those who are students and practitioners of all helping services, particularly the arts therapies and all forms of non-verbal therapy. It enables us to reach beyond the boundaries of our lives and appreciate the many ways we may extend the boundaries of our cultural assumptions. -- R.M. Simon, President NIGAT, Honourary and Founder Member BAAT

Acknowledgementsp. 8
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
In Limbo: Movement Psychotherapy with Refugees and Asylum Seekersp. 25
Art Therapy with Asylum Seekers: Humanitarian Reliefp. 41
Mourning Rituals in Non-Verbal Therapy with Traumatised Refugeesp. 62
One Step Beyond: Music Therapy with Traumatised Refugees in a Psychiatric Clinicp. 80
Between Theatre and Therapy: Experiences of a Dramatherapist in Mozambiquep. 94
A Question of Translation: Transporting Art Therapy to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africap. 111
Library Project 'Step by Step to Recovery': Creative Sessions with Children in War and Post-War Timep. 127
Being a Migrant, Working with Migrants: Issues of Identity and Embodimentp. 145
Inheritance: Jewish Identity, Art Psychotherapy Workshops and the Legacy of the Holocaustp. 155
Dance Movement Therapy with South Asian Women in Britainp. 175
Intercultural Dance, Theatre and Music as Facilitators in Creative Arts Therapy: A Metacognitive Experiencep. 191
Remembering: Intercultural Issues in Integrative Arts Psychotherapyp. 206
The Use of Israeli Folksongs in Dealing with Women's Bereavement and Loss in Music Therapyp. 217
Reaching for the Peak: Art Therapy in Hong Kongp. 236
On Being a Temporary Migrant to Australia: Reflections on Art Therapy Education and Practicep. 262
The Contributorsp. 278
Subject Indexp. 281
Name Indexp. 287
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781853025501
ISBN-10: 185302550X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st July 1998
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.44