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Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture

Psychotherapy, Literature and the Visual and Performing Arts

Editors: Kirkcaldy, Bruce (Ed.)

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  • Suggests specific interventions that could be implemented in clinical practice
  • Offers academic and practitioner perspectives on psychotherapy and the arts
  • Provides insight into resource-oriented psychotherapies
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About this book

This book explores the relevance of literature and the performing and visual arts for effective clinical psychotherapy. There is a growing interest in the use of the arts in psychotherapy, in part due to an increasing awareness of the limitations in verbal communication and scepticism towards traditional forms of medical treatment. Gathering together perspectives from international practitioners this volume embraces the value of a range of mediums to psychotherapy, from film and photo-therapy to literature and narrative therapy. Based on theoretical studies, clinical expertise and experiential learning, authors offer detailed guidelines on the value of various art forms in practice. 

About the authors

Bruce Kirkcaldy is Director of the International Centre for the Study of Occupational and Mental Health and has published over 230 articles including 11 books.

Reviews

“Each essay is written by professionals in psychology or medicine who are also active participants in the visual or performing arts. Each chapter includes a historical review of the topic as well as a comprehensive review of the research literature. … This is a unique, wide ranging resource that will benefit clinicians wishing to expand their skills, interdisciplinary graduate programs, and researchers. Summing Up: Recommended. Advanced undergraduates through faculty and professionals.” (D. L. Loers, Choice, Vol. 56 (5), January, 2019)​

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Psychotherapy and the Arts—A Practitioner’s Guide

    Pages 1-17

    Kirkcaldy, Bruce

  • Edvard Munch as Psychotherapist: “The Horse Cure”

    Pages 21-42

    Weinstein, Arnold

  • Langerian Mindfulness and Its Psychotherapeutic Implications: Recomposing/Decomposing Mindlessly Constructed Life Stories

    Pages 43-52

    Fatemi, Sayyed Mohsen (et al.)

  • Film, Mental Health and Therapy

    Pages 53-68

    Kalra, Gurvinder (et al.)

  • The Power of the Performing Arts in Healthcare

    Pages 69-91

    Kirkcaldy, Bruce (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75423-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75422-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-09226-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychotherapy, Literature and the Visual and Performing Arts
Editors
  • Bruce Kirkcaldy
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75423-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75423-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75422-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09226-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 243
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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