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The Creative Arts in Counseling, 4th Edition

The Creative Arts in Counseling, 4th Edition

Samuel T. Gladding

ISBN: 978-1-119-02646-4

Dec 2014

308 pages

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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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Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

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

References 221

Subject Index 267

Name Index 281