The Creative Arts in Counseling, 4th Edition
In this detailed examination of the expressive therapies, Dr. Gladding demonstrates how music, dance, imagery, visual arts, literature, drama, and humor can be used effectively in counseling. Combining history, theory, and application, he provides a rationale for using each art form with how-to strategies for working with clients of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds to promote positive change and growth. This fourth edition includes Creative Reflection sections that give readers an opportunity to ponder their own creativity and, for greater ease of use, a new chapter that briefly describes each of the 117 exercises found in the book.
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About the Author xiii
Chapter 1 History of, Rationale for, and Benefi ts of Using the Arts in Counseling 1
Chapter 2 Music and Counseling 21
Chapter 3 Dance and Movement in Counseling 43
Chapter 4 Imagery and Counseling 61
Chapter 5 Visual Arts and Counseling 79
Chapter 6 Literature and Counseling 107
Chapter 7 Drama and Counseling 135
Chapter 8 Play and Humor in Counseling 155
Chapter 9 Trends in Counseling and the Creative Arts 181
Chapter 10 Creative Arts Exercises 197
Subject Index 267
Name Index 281
“Inspirational and amazingly comprehensive, The
Creative Arts in Counseling offers a truly exceptional array of
creative interventions and innovative strategies for practicing
counselors working in diverse counseling settings. It is artfully
written, provides myriad vivid examples, and is a genuine treasure.
A pioneer in the field of creativity in counseling, and a noted and
respected professional leader, Dr. Gladding has hit a home
run!”—Thelma Duffey, PhD, Founding
President, Association for Creativity in Counseling, Professor and
Chair, The University of Texas at San Antonio
“This book is a unique and comprehensive resource for counselors and counselor educators alike that illustrates how the arts can be used to enrich the counseling process. This inspiring book will enhance counselors’ skills in integrating the creative arts in counseling and is a basic requirement for students in our expressive arts program.”—Sally S. Atkins, EdD, REAT, REACE, Appalachian State University