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Title Action therapy with families and groups : using creative arts improvisation in clinical practice / edited by Daniel J. Wiener and Linda K. Oxford
Edition First edition
Published Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2003
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Description 1 online resource ( ix, 299 pages : illustrations)
Summary Introduces clinicians to innovative therapeutic options that can be used with families and groups: action methods or therapy approaches involving physical movement and expressive art techniques. These methods offer clients and therapists new ways of 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 families. 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. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Arts -- Therapeutic use.
Movement therapy.
Improvisation in art -- Therapeutic use.
Group psychotherapy.
Family psychotherapy.
Art Therapy.
Psychotherapy, Group.
Form Electronic book
Author Wiener, Daniel J.
Oxford, Linda K.