Arts Therapy in a Changing World: Creative Interdisciplinary Concepts and Methods for Group and Individual Development

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Ronen Berger, Ph.D. (Author) – Nature Therapy Pioneer, Senior Lecturer, Drama Therapist, Head of the Drama Therapy MA Program at Ono College – The School for Arts and Social, Lectures at Tel-Hai College – Israel and Abroad.

Series: Expressive Arts Therapies

BISAC: PSY028000

Target Audience: Arts therapists (drama, dance-movement , psychodrama, music), group counselors and facilitators, psychologists, social workers, educators.

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Arts Therapy in a Changing World presents fresh and practical interdisciplinary arts-based concepts and methods to support and improve therapists’ work assisting individuals and groups to develop coping, expressive, and communicative skills, broaden creativity and increase flexibility. It is written in a hands-on style combining theory, detailed protocols, and examples that the author brings together, offering an array of creative ways to work with different clients for a variety of aims.

The book expands arts therapy practice to additional dimensions, enriching and improving professionals’ work by presenting new knowledge in fields such as “performance-based therapy,” “nature therapy,” supervision and assessment, and mind-body connections. Berger’s creative and pioneering style extends to sharing with readers the thought processes that culminated in developing the methods he presents. This approach inspires and invites practitioners to develop and implement their own creative methods.

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Foreword
(Mooli Lahad)

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Introduction

Unit 1: Performance-Based Therapy

Chapter 2. Performance-Based Therapy: Using Performance as a Central Axis in Therapy

Chapter 3. Living Statue as a Therapy Method: Theoretical Framework and Protocol

Chapter 4. From Aggression to Creation: Using Protest Art, Graffiti, Rap, and Spoken Word to Promote
Expression and Change

Chapter 5. By Covering, We Reveal: Using Representative and Collective Masks for Empowerment
and Transformation

Unit 2: From the Body to the Word

Chapter 6. From the Body to the Word: A New Framework and Protocol for Intermodal Creative Group Work
(Ronen Berger and Dani Yaniv)

Unit 3: Observing the Arts – Seeing the Soul

Chapter 7. The Multi-Dimensional Pyramid Model for Supervision

Chapter 8. Talking in a Variety of Creative Languages

Chapter 9. Shifting Roles: An Arts-Based Supervision Model

Unit 4: Nature Therapy

Chapter 10. Nature Therapy: Theoretical and Conceptual Framework

Chapter 11. Nature Therapy Models

Chapter 12. Nature Therapy: Ethical and Professional Considerations

Unit 5: Virtual Arts Therapy

Chapter 13. Beyond the Screen: Concepts, Methods, and Ethical Guidelines to Improve Arts-Based
Therapy via Zoom
(Ronen Berger and Daphna Liber)

Index


Reviews

“This is a pioneering book which enables us to safely cross several borders. Berger brings together a strong body of knowledge in the field of performance in dramatherapy and integrates nature therapy with a series of working models. It is important that we can take the bigger view of arts therapies through his lens, and not scramble around in a microscopic corner of protective territory. I warmly recommend this book for all therapists and educationalists.” – Professor Sue Jennings, Innovator of Neuro-Dramatic-Play, Dramatherapy Pioneer, Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, England

Arts Therapy in a Changing World: Creative Interdisciplinary Concepts and Methods for Group and Individual Development makes a significant contribution to the arts as therapy model and materializes its rich potential. It presents novel and interdisciplinary approaches for group work intertwined with the arts including arts-based work in nature, arts-based supervision, performance-based therapy and virtual art based therapy.” – Professor Alexander Kopytin, Psychology Department, St. Petersburg Academy of Post-Graduate Pedagogical Education, Chair, Russian Art Therapy Association, Russia

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