This timely volume helps mental health clinicians incorporate different expressive modalities into practice with children, adults, and groups. Expert contributors present in-depth descriptions of their respective therapies, including art, music, dance/movement, drama, poetry, play, sandtray, and integrative approaches. In addition to reviewing the theoretical and empirical bases of each modality, chapters detail the process of assessment and intervention with people experiencing specific clinical problems and life challenges. A wealth of concrete examples and case vignettes are featured throughout to bring key concepts to life. Giving particular attention to strategies for integrating expressive work with other forms of psychotherapy and counseling, this is an eminently practical resource for clinicians of any orientation.
'I would recommend this book for library purchase and as an introductory text for students... it provides a useful overview of a growing field of therapeutic practice' - Jeannie Wright - British Journal of Guidance and Counselling