Arts Therapies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443072567, 9780702036484

Arts Therapies

1st Edition

A Research-based Map of the Field

Authors: Vassiliki Karkou Patricia Sanderson
Paperback ISBN: 9780443072567
eBook ISBN: 9780702036484
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 6th December 2005
Page Count: 306

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The book explores the disciplines of art therapy, music therapy, dramatherapy and dance movement therapy. It is the first book to offer a comprehensive mapping of the field of arts therapies including common and unique features of practice. It incorporates both qualitative and quantitative results presented in tables, diagrams and clinical vignettes.

Key Features

  • Written in a style which is relevant to readers from a variety of backgrounds
  • Illustrated with clinical vignettes and practical examples to show how the therapies work in practice
  • Tables and diagrams are used to present some simple descriptive statistics about the field
  • Offers research-based descriptions of theory and practice that will be relevant to health professionals, academics and researchers interested in solid evidence about the character of arts therapies
  • Addresses the needs of those studying for general courses in the practice of arts therapies and suitable as an introductory textbook for the specialists courses in specific therapies

Table of Contents

Section 1 – Arts Therapies (AsTs) as One Field

1. Professional Development of Arts Therapies
2. Defining Arts Therapies
3. Important Features of Arts Therapies
4. Therapeutic Trends Across Arts Therapies
Section 2 – Arts Therapies as Separate Disciplines
5. Music Therapy (MT)
6. Art Therapy (AT)
7. Dramatherapy (DT)
8. Dance Movement Therapy
Appendix I Research Methodology
Appendix II Training Courses
Appendix III Useful Addresses


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About the Authors

Vassiliki Karkou

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher and Lecturer in Research Methods, Faculty of health and human sciences, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

Patricia Sanderson

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, School of Education, University of Manchester.