Philosophy of Expressive Arts Therapy
: Poiesis and the Therapeutic Imagination
Most persons who experience trauma respond well to expressive arts therapy
where they make drawings to tell what happened instead of using words.
Liz Pearl, M.Ed., is an educator and therapist with a particular interest in psychogeriatrics and expressive arts therapy
, and a member of OACCPP--an Association of Mental Health Professionals.
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, is the founder, director, and lead faculty member of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy
Institute, and she is the president of Art Therapy Without Borders.
"Attunement in Expressive Arts Therapy
: Toward an Understanding of Embodied Empathy" by Mitchell Kossak (Associate Professor, Expressive Therapies Department, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts) is a 184 page compendium comprised of six major chapters: Contexts of Attunement in the Arts and Therapy; Tuning in the embodied Creative Intelligence; Attunement and Improvisation: Embracing the Unknown, Rehearsals for Life; Rhythm and Resonance: Deep Connections to Self, Other and University Consciousness; Tuning In.
Karina is one of the few organizations in Maryland that practices the multi-disciplinary Expressive Arts Therapy
A ballerina who struggled with an eating disorder, Rea, who is also a therapeutic performance facilitator and has taught dance therapy, dance improvisation, and contact dance, became a psychotherapist and developed a style of expressive arts therapy
that focuses on body awareness as the source of creative inspiration.
For Levine (emeritus, social science, York U., Toronto): "Chaos is the mother of all beings." As a therapist, philosopher, and artist as well as social scientist, he explores the process of poiesis (shaping) as the basis of expressive arts therapy
. Drawing on Greek, modern, and postmodern thought, and the "art of despair" (e.g., Waiting for Godot) in 14 revised papers and interviews, he calls for treating trauma from a creative re-imagining rather than victimization approach.
I have no doubt that there will be discussion of the relative merits of engaging in the singular arts therapy modalities (such as music therapy) and other approaches (such as Expressive Arts Therapy
) where the therapist works across the modalities.
She leads an active life, conducting expressive arts therapy
trainings in Europe, Russia, Latin America, Japan, and the United States.
HALPRIN'S EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY
AT TAMALPA INSTITUTE
After college, she earned a master's degree in expressive arts therapy
at Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.