The effectiveness of detached mindfulness techniques - oriented poetry therapy on cognitive attentional syndrome
This study explored the preliminary efficacy of detached mindfulness techniques (DM) and poetry therapy in improving the cognitive attentional syndrome (CAS). An AB form of single-subject experimental design with one baseline before the intervention stage, six measures during the intervention stage and a final measure at follow-up (after 1-month). The participants were chosen from academic staff who struggled with intrusive thoughts across a variety of domains. Three participants were selected by purposeful sampling method. The intervention included 6 sessions of 60 min of DM - oriented poetry therapy once a week. T...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - October 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The effectiveness of detached mindfulness techniques (DM) - oriented poetry therapy on the cognitive attentional syndrome (CAS): A single subject study
Publication date: Available online 6 October 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Esmaeil Yaghoubi Asgarabad, Akram Ahangi, Marzeiyeh Feizi, Elham Sarmasti, Ahmad SharifnezhadAbstractPoetry therapy can be considered an adjunct to an appropriate training-therapeutic approach to reducing emotion-related disorders. The aim of the present study was to explore the preliminary efficacy of detached mindfulness techniques (DM) - oriented poetry therapy in improving the cognitive attentional syndrome (CAS). The research method was an AB form of single-subject experimental design with one baseline before the intervention ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - October 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A single case report of Body Oriented Psychological Therapy for a patient with Chronic Conversion Disorder
Publication date: Available online 4 October 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Nina L.R. Papadopoulos, Frank RöhrichtAbstractThis case study describes an innovative experiential Body Oriented Psychological Therapy (BOPT) for a patient with mixed dissociative conversion disorder (ICD-10, F44.7) and co-morbid depression resulting in severe somatoform complaints and emotional distress. The therapy is informed by the main theoretical hypotheses of BOPT and utilises non-verbal expressive behaviour, body awareness and movement interventions to facilitate a change process through linking the expression of a wid...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - October 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Efficacy of theatre activities in facial expression categorization in schizophrenia
Publication date: Available online 10 September 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Sonia Mele, Raffaella Bivi, Linda Borra, Vincenzo Callegari, Stefano Caracciolo, Stefano Tugnoli, Laila CraigheroAbstractThe aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of theatre activities in improving facial expression categorization in schizophrenia by means of a controlled psychophysical experiment performed on matched groups of participants, and appropriate statistical analyses on collected data. In two experiments we submitted participants to a four alternative labelling task of pictures randomly taken from four morphed c...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - September 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A systematic review to investigate dramatherapy group work with working age adults who have a mental health problem
Publication date: Available online 8 September 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Jane Bourne, Madeline Anderson-warren, Simon HackettAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the effects of dramatherapy group work with working age adults,>18–65
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - September 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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Publication date: September 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 60Author(s): (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - September 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Connecting, attunement and rhythms of relating in creative arts therapies
Publication date: September 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 60Author(s): Jane Edwards (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - September 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Conducting playback theatre with older adults—A therapist’s perspective
This report presents the experiences of therapists who conduct PT-O in a group therapeutic setting. Eight therapists were interviewed about their experience of conducting PT groups or the use of PT tools in a therapeutic setting with older adults. Data were gathered and analyzed using Grounded Theory to generate concepts and inter-related categories. The constructed theoretical PT-O model yielded four major categories that represent the four key aspects of the process and its healing effects: 1) PT brings personal stories to life, thereby generating therapeutic value from the testimonies and reconstruction of one’s l...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - August 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Conducting Playback Theatre with Older Adults – A Therapist’s Perspective
Publication date: Available online 10 August 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Shoshi Keisari, Dani Yaniv, Yuval Palgi, Anat Gesser-Edelsburg (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - August 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Cinema, Aesthetics and Narrative: Cinema as Therapy in Substance Use Disorders
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Ana Filipa Correia, Sofia BarbosaAbstractThe use of cinema as a mediator in therapeutic settings has been considered advantageous; however, few works have been published regarding this subject (Dermer & Hutchings, 2000; Eğeci & Gençöz, 2017; Hesley & Hesley, 1998; Poltrum, 2009; Schulenberg, 2003; Wolz, 2005). The aim of this work was to explore the therapeutic potential of cinema, especially when applied to the treatment of substance use disorders, and to study the hypothesis that the narrative and aesthetic...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Cross-cultural music therapy: Reflections of American music therapists working internationally
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2017Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Miranda S. Grimmer, Melody Schwantes (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Using photovoice with children of addicted parents to integrate phenomenological and social reality
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2017Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Menny Malka, Ephrat Huss, Lilach Bendarker, Orel MusaiAbstractOn a micro level, addiction of a parent has a long-term psychological impact on children’s social, developmental, cognitive and emotional levels. On a macro level, the energy required to bear the social shame of the parent's addiction and the need to keep the secret are also very difficult. Photovoice makes it possible to express both the inner experience through symbols and metaphors, and the social reality, through photographing surroundings at the same time. W...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The effectiveness of schema focused drama therapy for cluster C personality disorders: An exploratory study
This study explored the extent to which drama therapy is effective in the treatment of cluster C personality disorders? Relevant sub questions were whether or not the clients would visibly show and experience more emotions during the intervention (emotional modes), show less avoidant coping modes, and show more healthy modes when compared to their initial values. Another related question was whether or not, in the client’s perception, the healthy modes increased and the destructive modes decreased. In this study, a single group design was used where a group (N = 8) was offered a drama therapy protocol for three m...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

“My body was telling me the direction:” The bodily dimension in the dance/movement therapists’ working experiences
Publication date: Available online 29 December 2017Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Iris Gross-Cohen, Zvi EisikovitsAbstractThis is a qualitative study of the physical dimension of the experience of being a dance/movement therapist as described by the therapists. The existential phenomenological approach underlies the conceptual framework of this study. The research population comprised the first author—a dance/movement therapist—and 10 of her peers. Two means of data collection were employed: Auto-ethnography and qualitative in-depth interviewing. The data collection consisted of self-documentation ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Psychodrama in therapeutic communities for drug addiction: A study of four cases investigated using idiographic change process analysis
This article derives from a TC in northern Italy and presents a study of four cases, which analyzed the results of a 6 month psychodrama research intervention that adopted the Person Centered Approach (PCA). The effects were measured through an idiographic change process with a mixed method design. The qualitative part of the assessment consisted of the Client Change Interview (CCI), the Helpful Aspects of Therapy (HAT); the longitudinal quantitative part used the Spontaneity Assessment Inventory – Revised (SAI-R), the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation – Outcome Measure (CORE-OM), the General Self-Efficac...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A Four-Drawing Art Therapy Trauma and Resiliency Protocol Study
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Noah Hass-Cohen, Rebecca Bokoch, Joanna Clyde Findlay, Alyssa Banford WittingAbstractResiliency, as fostered by creativity, imagination, and the arts therapies, is a critical factor in managing the impact of adversity. This pilot study investigated the potential effectiveness of a four-drawing art therapy trauma and resiliency protocol for coping with adverse life events. The protocol is designed according to memory reconsolidation research and based in art therapy relational neuroscience (ATR-N) principles and trauma models. The...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The experience of attunement and misattunement in dance movement therapy workshops
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Tjaša Jerak, Alenka Vidrih, Gregor ŽvelcAbstractThis qualitative study was designed to investigate the moments of attunement and misattunement in the dance movement therapy workshops. The main research question was how do participants experience moments of attunement and misattunement in dance movement therapy workshops. The study uses a quasi-experimental design, with phenomenological inquiry, and a two part analysis: Laban Movement Analysis and grounded theory coding. Four students of expressive arts therapies attended four...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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Publication date: July 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 59Author(s): (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Working with parents in the neonatal intensive care unit: An analysis of music therapy practice in the United States of America
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 59Author(s): Lori F. Gooding, Bethany TrainorAbstractParents of infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) often face a variety of emotional and practical challenges that can lead to post-traumatic stress symptoms, acute stress disorder, or posttraumatic stress disorder. Music therapy has consistently shown benefits for infants, parents, and caregivers, but limited information exists on how music therapists specifically address parents’ needs. The purpose of this study was to explore American music therapists’ experiences ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Bodily experiences of patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa during treatment with the body monochord—A modified grounded theory approach
This study explored the subjective bodily experiences of patients with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa (AN) during vibro-acoustic stimulation sessions with the Body Monochord (BoMo), a body sound treatment instrument. A total of 20 female patients diagnosed with AN received two BoMo treatments. Subsequent to the treatments, semi-structured interviews were conducted. Analysis was conducted using Grounded Theory.The following main categories were identified: differentiated perception, focussed attention, emergence of body-related feelings, emergence of emotions, emergence of thoughts, emergence of inner images, relaxation, s...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Meeting oneself in inner dialogue: a manual-based Phenomenological Art Therapy as experienced by patients diagnosed with moderate to severe depression
This study aimed to explore and describe the significance of PATd for patients diagnosed with moderate to severe depression. The study adopted a phenomenological approach according to Reflective Lifeworld Research. Ten participants were interviewed. The interviews were transcribed and a meaning-oriented analysis was conducted: the transcribed text was read repeatedly to gain an initial sense of the material; meaning-bearing units were identified and related meanings were grouped together in clusters; and the invariant element, the essence of the phenomenon, was described with its various aspects. PATd facilitates meeting o...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Dance therapy and the public school: The development of social and emotional skills of high school students in Greece
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 59Author(s): Efthimia PanagiotopoulouAbstractThe article stresses the significance of dance therapy in the school environment. It is based on a research conducted in two Greek public schools, although dance therapy is not yet used in the Greek education system. However, the revised school curriculum gives the opportunity for dance therapy practice. The aim of the research was to ascertain whether dance therapy could contribute to the development of the students’ social and emotional skills. The 23 participants were 16–17 years old and were div...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Change in body image among depressed adult outpatients after a dance movement therapy group treatment
This study reports on the body image of depressed psychiatric outpatients, and the impact thereon of a dance movement therapy (DMT) group. Body image is perceived as a tri-partite construct consisting of image-properties, body-self, and body memory. Depressed patients in an outpatient mental health service participated in a DMT group treatment consisting of twelve 90-min long sessions in groups of 4–7 patients. Patients (N = 18) responded to a structured Body Image Assessment (BIA) before and after the treatment.Initially, the depressed patients’ body image was characterized by fragmentation, distortions, a...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Body drawings as an assessment tool in somatoform disorder
This study examined the psychometric quality of observer ratings of objective characteristics of 180 own body drawings made by persons referred to treatment for somatoform disorder and 67 post-treatment drawings. Physical features of the drawings such as eyes, hands, size and angle of perception, were scored. These observer ratings were correlated with participants’ responses on the Dresden Body Image Questionnaire (DBIQ-35) and with a single assessment by art therapists of the clients’ relationships to their bodies. Changes in the observer ratings before and after therapy were evaluated. Inter-rater reliabilit...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The role of a music therapist exploring gender and power with young people: Articulating an emerging anti-oppressive practice
This article focuses on how young people conceptualise this approach to music therapy practice. In the last decade, several approaches have emerged in the creative arts therapies that aim to critically explore power, and challenge dominant socio-political discourses. While there has been a dedicated interest in critical, feminist approaches to practice in the music therapy discipline, empirical research into music therapy as a space for exploring gendered narratives with young people is still evolving. Furthermore, we have little sense of how anti-oppressive approaches are experienced by the people of all ages with whom we...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Emotion regulation strategies and effects in art-making: A narrative synthesis
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 59Author(s): Harald Gruber, Renate OepenAbstractQuestions concerning the regulation or dysregulation of emotions in mental distress states are not only of fundamental concern in psychotherapy research but also a key issue in the art therapy field. Nevertheless, few studies have investigated the effectiveness of artistic activities in emotion regulation. This review aims to identify and analyze studies that investigate art-making to regulate emotions. Most studies to date have examined the effects of short-term mood repair, but some did investigate emotion...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Assessing the Six-Member Collaborative Drawing Technique with the Collaborative Art Elements Scale
In this study, there were 437 participants (205 men, 215 women; age: 18–35 years). In the development of the rating scale, 20 initial items were examined and reviewed by experts over three sessions, to establish content validity; following factor analyses, the CAES was validated and eight items were derived to evaluate the S-CDT. The intra-class coefficient (ICC), at .89, and the intra-rater reliability, at .87–.93, were satisfactory, demonstrating reliability. Eight items were established as scoring criteria for pictorial expressions in the group-unit drawing assessment. Based on the evaluation, this research ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Drama therapy and theater as an intervention tool: Bibliometric analysis of programs based on drama therapy and theater
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 59Author(s): Sara Fernández-Aguayo, Margarita Pino-JusteAbstractThis bibliometric analysis focuses on the use of drama therapy and theater as a therapeutic tool in intervention programs.The search was carried out in five databases: Wos, Scopus, Eric, Medline and PsycInfo. Three keywords were used and two searches were performed: drama therapy, theater and program. At the end of the search, 136 documents were obtained, out of which 102 were articles, 18 theses, 6 books, 9 book chapters, and 1 proceeding. No temporal adjustment was applied. The docum...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Acute care mental health workers’ assumptions and expectations of music therapy: A qualitative investigation
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 59Author(s): Michael J. Silverman, Jennifer BibbAbstractA small number of papers indicate that music therapists are interested in how their work is perceived by other healthcare professionals. The research reported in this paper examined assumptions and expectations of music therapy by mental health professionals in order to understand better how music therapists might use effective strategies to empower greater knowledge of their practice and services. We conducted semi-structured interviews with seven clinical staff members of an acute mental health fac...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The user-friendliness of drama: Implications for drama therapy and psychodrama admission and training
This article addresses the claim that drama is a user-friendly art form that can be mastered relatively intuitively with less reliance on knowledge and practice-driven skills than other artistic modalities. Attention is given to the concept that this inherent quality warrants revisiting the drama-based prerequisites for drama therapy and psychodrama training. To this end, I first review the arts-based prerequisites for music therapy, art therapy, dance movement therapy, as well as drama therapy and psychodrama training in Israel, the US and the UK. I then highlight the three main developmental, psychosocial, and artistic r...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Being together in time: Body synchrony in couples’ psychotherapy
Publication date: September 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 60Author(s): Einat Shuper EngelhardAbstractThis qualitative investigation examines how couples interpret the experience of being physically in tune and out of tune with their partner. Previous studies stress the importance of synchronized rhythm in relationships in adulthood but they do not explain how and why the non-verbal communication in which some couples engage is characterized by body synchrony and that of others, is not. Nine couples (n = 18) participated in 12 meetings of dance movement couples psychotherapy. All the sessions were docume...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A constructivist grounded theory research project studying music therapy as an anti-oppressive practice in long-term and psychiatric residential care
Publication date: September 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 60Author(s): Sue Baines, Jane EdwardsAbstractAnalytical emancipatory social justice and anti-oppressive practice concepts have begun to be integrated into music therapy to inform and expand the theoretical basis of practice (Sajnani et al., 2017). Anti-oppressive practices (AOP) in music therapy have been developed to expose and undo both obvious and unknown oppression to increase social justice within music therapy systems, practice, and research (Baines, 2013). Music therapy as an Anti-Oppressive Practice (Baines, 2013) was examined in two sites, 1...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Response-art as reflective inquiry: Fostering awareness of racism
This article discusses the process of witnessing these images of trauma. A closed-group workshop was designed to facilitate some consciousness of external and internal dimensions of racial discrimination. Inscribed within the realm of postmemory work the workshop format invites participants to respond to presented drawings from the Ravensbrück concentration camp through visual image-making. In this report of the research undertaken, the context in which the workshop was conceived is firstly considered. Secondly, the research method, including important ethical considerations are described, and results from the themati...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Drawing out the shame: A comparative study on the effectiveness of art therapy with hypersexual adults
Publication date: September 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 60Author(s): Marie Wilson, Bruce FischerAbstractShame can be an obstacle preventing hypersexual adults from ending their compulsive sexual behaviors and working towards achieving lasting recovery. A quasi-experimental designed study compared outcomes of two different forms of treatment to reduce shame with this population; a modified CBT approach and an art therapy approach. The Internalized Shame Scale and the Hypersexual Behavior Inventory were administered at pretreatment, end-of-treatment, and again at the posttreatment follow-up. Fifty-four part...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The ninja therapist: Theater improvisation tools for the (daring) clinician
This article presents a new typology of improvisational concepts that can be used to widen the therapists’ perspective and interventions. Utilizing the metaphor of the therapist as a "ninja" and the importance of a spontaneous co-created encounter, this paper offers a taxonomy of improvisational tendencies (initiator/reactor, fast/slow), together with a classification of two possible relational moves: horizontal or vertical offers. This terminology can help therapists increase cooperation, creativity, flexibility and vitality in the therapeutic process. It can also aid clinicians and supervisors better unde...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

What research evidence is there that dance movement therapy improves the health and wellbeing of older adults with dementia? A systematic review and descriptive narrative summary
Publication date: September 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 60Author(s): Steven Lyons, Vicky Karkou, Brenda Roe, Bonnie Meekums, Michael RichardsAbstractIn England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for supporting people with dementia recommend the therapeutic use of dancing and/or music as a treatment for non-cognitive symptoms, but make no direct reference to dance movement therapy or music therapy. Also, previous Cochrane Reviews in these areas have been criticized for being limited to randomized controlled trials focusing on outcomes. In order to maximize findings and...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Affective and autonomic response to dynamic rhythmic entrainment: Mechanisms of a specific music therapy factor
The objective of this study was to examine specific cardiovascular and affective effects of live music matched with the listener’s heart beat, with the tempo gradually decreased to assess the relaxation effect.Thirty apparently healthy students were randomized to either the experimental (EG) or the control group (CG). After a brief mental stress task, both groups listened to a live music therapy relaxation technique. While a biofeedback device was utilized to enable real-time synchronization of relaxing music to the listener’s pulse in the EG, the tempo in the CG was fixed to 70 beats per minute. Self-ratings o...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Cross-cultural music therapy: Reflections of American music therapists working internationally
Publication date: Available online 24 July 2017Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Miranda S. Grimmer, Melody Schwantes (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Using photovoice with children of addicted parents to integrate phenomenological and social reality
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2017Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Menny Malka, Ephrat Huss, Lilach Bendarker, Orel MusaiAbstractOn a micro level, addiction of a parent has a long-term psychological impact on children’s social, developmental, cognitive and emotional levels. On a macro level, the energy required to bear the social shame of the parent's addiction and the need to keep the secret are also very difficult. Photovoice makes it possible to express both the inner experience through symbols and metaphors, and the social reality, through photographing surroundings at the same time. W...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The effectiveness of schema focused drama therapy for cluster C personality disorders: An exploratory study
This study explored the extent to which drama therapy is effective in the treatment of cluster C personality disorders? Relevant sub questions were whether or not the clients would visibly show and experience more emotions during the intervention (emotional modes), show less avoidant coping modes, and show more healthy modes when compared to their initial values. Another related question was whether or not, in the client’s perception, the healthy modes increased and the destructive modes decreased. In this study, a single group design was used where a group (N = 8) was offered a drama therapy protocol for three m...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

“My body was telling me the direction:” The bodily dimension in the dance/movement therapists’ working experiences
Publication date: Available online 29 December 2017Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Iris Gross-Cohen, Zvi EisikovitsAbstractThis is a qualitative study of the physical dimension of the experience of being a dance/movement therapist as described by the therapists. The existential phenomenological approach underlies the conceptual framework of this study. The research population comprised the first author—a dance/movement therapist—and 10 of her peers. Two means of data collection were employed: Auto-ethnography and qualitative in-depth interviewing. The data collection consisted of self-documentation ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Psychodrama in therapeutic communities for drug addiction: A study of four cases investigated using idiographic change process analysis
This article derives from a TC in northern Italy and presents a study of four cases, which analyzed the results of a 6 month psychodrama research intervention that adopted the Person Centered Approach (PCA). The effects were measured through an idiographic change process with a mixed method design. The qualitative part of the assessment consisted of the Client Change Interview (CCI), the Helpful Aspects of Therapy (HAT); the longitudinal quantitative part used the Spontaneity Assessment Inventory – Revised (SAI-R), the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation – Outcome Measure (CORE-OM), the General Self-Efficac...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A Four-Drawing Art Therapy Trauma and Resiliency Protocol Study
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Noah Hass-Cohen, Rebecca Bokoch, Joanna Clyde Findlay, Alyssa Banford WittingAbstractResiliency, as fostered by creativity, imagination, and the arts therapies, is a critical factor in managing the impact of adversity. This pilot study investigated the potential effectiveness of a four-drawing art therapy trauma and resiliency protocol for coping with adverse life events. The protocol is designed according to memory reconsolidation research and based in art therapy relational neuroscience (ATR-N) principles and trauma models. The...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The experience of attunement and misattunement in dance movement therapy workshops
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Tjaša Jerak, Alenka Vidrih, Gregor ŽvelcAbstractThis qualitative study was designed to investigate the moments of attunement and misattunement in the dance movement therapy workshops. The main research question was how do participants experience moments of attunement and misattunement in dance movement therapy workshops. The study uses a quasi-experimental design, with phenomenological inquiry, and a two part analysis: Laban Movement Analysis and grounded theory coding. Four students of expressive arts therapies attended four...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Affective and autonomic response to dynamic rhythmic entrainment – Mechanisms of a specific music therapy factor
The objective of this study was to examine specific cardiovascular and affective effects of live music that was initially matched with the listener’s heart beat and then gradually decreased to promote relaxation.Thirty apparently healthy students were randomized to either the experimental (EG) or the control group (CG). After a brief mental stress task, both groups listened to a live music therapy relaxation technique. While a biofeedback device was utilized to enable real-time synchronization of relaxing music to the listener’s pulse in the EG, the tempo in the CG was fixed to 70 beats per minute. Outcomes enc...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 59Author(s): (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Working with parents in the neonatal intensive care unit: An analysis of music therapy practice in the United States of America
Publication date: July 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 59Author(s): Lori F. Gooding, Bethany TrainorAbstractParents of infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) often face a variety of emotional and practical challenges that can lead to post-traumatic stress symptoms, acute stress disorder, or posttraumatic stress disorder. Music therapy has consistently shown benefits for infants, parents, and caregivers, but limited information exists on how music therapists specifically address parents’ needs. The purpose of this study was to explore American music therapists’ experiences ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Bodily experiences of patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa during treatment with the body monochord—A modified grounded theory approach
This study explored the subjective bodily experiences of patients with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa (AN) during vibro-acoustic stimulation sessions with the Body Monochord (BoMo), a body sound treatment instrument. A total of 20 female patients diagnosed with AN received two BoMo treatments. Subsequent to the treatments, semi-structured interviews were conducted. Analysis was conducted using Grounded Theory.The following main categories were identified: differentiated perception, focussed attention, emergence of body-related feelings, emergence of emotions, emergence of thoughts, emergence of inner images, relaxation, s...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Meeting oneself in inner dialogue: a manual-based Phenomenological Art Therapy as experienced by patients diagnosed with moderate to severe depression
This study aimed to explore and describe the significance of PATd for patients diagnosed with moderate to severe depression. The study adopted a phenomenological approach according to Reflective Lifeworld Research. Ten participants were interviewed. The interviews were transcribed and a meaning-oriented analysis was conducted: the transcribed text was read repeatedly to gain an initial sense of the material; meaning-bearing units were identified and related meanings were grouped together in clusters; and the invariant element, the essence of the phenomenon, was described with its various aspects. PATd facilitates meeting o...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research