The Level of Self-Esteem of Deaf Children: Can Participating in Dance Lessons with Vibrational Headphones Improve It?
This study aims to verify whether the level of deaf children’s self-esteem will change after participating in experimental dance lessons with vibrational headphones. The experiment involved 28 deaf children aged 9–13 years old who attend special schools for deaf children in Poland. Children from the experimental (E) group participated in two dance lessons each week for a period of four months. To allow for the reception of acoustic vibrations of music, vibrational headphones were used, which reinforce the so–called bone conduction of music. To measure the level of self-esteem, a Polish adaptation of the R...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - March 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Self-assessing music therapy: the validity and reliability of the music therapy practice scale (MTPS)
Publication date: Available online 11 March 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Michele BiasuttiAbstractSeveral questionnaires were designed to accomplish specific research objectives in music therapy research without always reporting the psychometric properties of these questionnaires. A lack of valid and reliable instruments to self-assess music therapy practice emerged. In the current paper is reported the development and validation of the Music Therapy Practice Scale (MTPS) a quantitative 15-item scale for self-assessing music therapy practice. A total of 247 participants completed MTPS. The validity and re...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - March 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Helpful and Hindering Events in Art Therapy as perceived by Art Therapists in the Educational System
This study examined significant events in therapeutic sessions as perceived by art therapists working in the school system. Sixteen female art therapists employed by the Israeli educational system filled in the Helpful Aspects of Therapy (HAT) questionnaire each week during the 2015-2016 school year immediately after the therapy session about a specific pupil they had selected. We implemented an open-ended qualitative analysis based on a thematic analysis. The findings were compiled into five main categories according to the main source generating the events: (1) Helpful and hindering events originating from the therapist,...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - March 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The Art Therapy Relational Neuroscience Memory Reconsolidation Protocol
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Noah Hass-Cohen, Joanna M.A. Clyde FindlayAbstractNovel and rewarding experiences can reconsolidate people's memories and recalibrate their reactions to past events. Memory reconsolidation (MR) is a positive process whereby as autobiographical memories are recalled, they return to a labile state, and can be either reinforced or updated before reconsolidation. Thus, updating fear-based memories with non-fearful information may lead to permanent reduction in automatic responses and lasting changes to distressing memories. During recal...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - March 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Enhanced Relaxation in Students After Combined Depth Relaxation Music Therapy and Silence in a Natural Setting
In conclusion, both silent conditions in nature fostered relaxation. These study conditions combining silence, nature, and DRMT/HMT proved to be effective as a group music therapy method and should be further explored. (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - March 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Group psychotherapy with young adults: exploring change using the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme method
Publication date: Available online 4 March 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Xavier López-i-MartínAbstractIn this exploratory study, the Core Conflictual Relationship Theme method was used to assess changes in interpersonal relationship patterns in a scenetherapy group based on dramatization and improvisation to facilitate the processing of conflicts. Method: Four young adults with difficulties in their interpersonal relationships participated in 32 scenetherapy sessions. Relationship episodes observed in the first eight and the last eight treatment sessions were compared using the CCRT-LU (Span...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - March 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Beyond Self-Report Methods: Sand tray Used in Resilience Evaluation
This study aims to develop a workable scoring technique for sand tray to evaluate resilience. Participants are 207 undergraduates recruited from three public universities of China who made an initial sand tray and completed a questionnaire package. First, a General Sand tray Coding Manual (GSCM) was developed to code the 207 sand trays. Then, correlation and regression analyses were conducted between all GSCM indicators and a widely used resilience scale to identify the final indicators representing resilience. Results show three indicators (i.e., vitality, water type, and relationship) account for 35% of the variance of r...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - March 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Reentry Experiences of Dance/Movement Therapists in East Asia After Training in the United States
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Kyung Soon KoAbstractThis phenomenological study explores the transitional experiences of East Asian dance/movement therapists who left the sites of their professional training in the United States to travel back to their countries in East Asia. Semi-structured interviews with six participants were conducted to explore two research questions: 1. How did dance/movement therapy (DMT) returnees describe their experiences of transition from the United States to their home countries? and 2. How did DMT returnees experience the transit...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - February 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Changing identities through Staging Recovery: The role of community theatre in the process of recovery
This study aimed to explore the experiences of six performers following their engagement in a community arts intervention called Staging Recovery. Staging Recovery is a three year drama project, delivered by The Geese Theatre Company, working with people marginalised within society and recovering from substance abuse. The study used Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to collect and analyse the data as IPA allows the exploration of sensitive and unique experiences; more so, it encapsulates the voices and experiences of participants, ensuring they are central to the phenomenon under examination. Nine themes emerg...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - February 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Coping with Stress: The Use of Emotional Eating or the Use of Angry and Sad Music for Expressing Negative Emotions are Indirectly Related through Emotional and Avoidance Coping
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Annemieke J.M. van den Tol, Melanie R. Ward, Haley FongAbstractThe use of music for discharge (for releasing anger or sadness through music that expresses these same emotions) is a commonly used strategy for people who engage in emotional eating (EE; eating to cope with stress). It is unknown, however, if this is a good alternative to EE. Emotional and avoidance coping strategies have been found in past research to relate to worse mental health, but are also likely associated with both EE and discharge when coping with stress. Th...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - February 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Re-animating vulnerable children’s voices through secondary analysis of their play therapist’s interview narratives
This study reports an innovative secondary analysis process in which therapy practitioner narratives were used to re-animate the lived experiences and challenges of vulnerable children. The results indicated that attending therapy was experienced as supportive for children; in being able to make choices, in being informed about decisions relating to their current circumstances and future, and the role of attendance at therapy in supporting their needs. (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - February 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Body and Movement in Couple Therapy: The Intake Phase
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Maya Vulcan, Einat Shuper EngelhardAbstractThe study explored the somatic and kinetic aspects of relationships during the intake process in couple psychotherapy. Nine heterosexual couples, who had turned to body-oriented couple psychotherapy, were invited to an intake session, including a joint interview and an individually administered questionnaire. The findings converged on issues of gender based self-image and sexual identity; pre-verbal memories in the adult body; and attunement to the other through joint movement. The analy...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Representations of maladaptive daydreaming and the self: A qualitative analysis of drawings
Publication date: Available online 2 February 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Eli Somer, Liora Somer, Naomi HalpernAbstractThis paper presents an inquiry of art products produced by 9 individuals with maladaptive daydreaming (MD) who provided pictorial and verbal descriptions of both their condition and themselves. We found that the perceived benefits of MD for our respondents included the ownership of a self-controlled means of emotional regulation that served as protection from grim external and internal realities combined with the gratifying joy of an easily accessible internal entertainment mechanism. A...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - February 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A thematic synthesis of therapeutic actions in arts therapies and their perceived effects in the treatment of people with a diagnosis of Cluster B personality disorder
The objective of this study was to thematically synthesize literature about specific in-session therapeutic actions occurring for people with Cluster B personality disorder attending arts therapies. Studies reporting on arts therapies treatment for people with a diagnosis of personality disorder were searched in Embase, Medline, PubMed and grey sources until June 2017. Search yielded 167 records. 32 studies were included in the analysis. Data synthesis was conducted by using extracts from the literature search which were coded and then subject to a thematic analysis and synthesis. The codes were then discussed and agreed b...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - January 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Parallel Pregnancies: The Impact on the Supervisory Relationship and Art Therapy Practice
Publication date: Available online 4 January 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Rebecca D. Miller, Jade A. GiffinAbstractThis paper explores a unique circumstance of simultaneous pregnancy within an art therapy supervisory relationship and the impact of the supervisee therapist’s pregnancy on treatment with adolescents in art therapy. At the time of their parallel pregnancy journey, the co-authors served as art therapists, with the first author supervising the second author, at a residential treatment facility for adolescents with histories of severe trauma, abuse, and neglect. Literature reveals a deart...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - January 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The Therapeutic Effects of Imagination: Investigating Mimetic Induction and Dramatic Simulation in a Trauma Treatment for Military Veterans
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Alisha Ali, Stephan Wolfert, Patricia Fahmy, Meghan Nayyar, Amna ChaudhryAbstractThe concept of mimesis has existed since the time of the ancient Greeks and continues to be debated by artists and scholars alike concerning its meaning and implications for our understanding of the effects of theatre and fiction. In this article, we consider the possible therapeutic potential of mimesis, which can be seen as a way of thinking about theatre as a form of simulated story in which we can imagine ourselves. We focus on the healing effect...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - December 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

What Soldiers can Teach Therapists who Work with Trauma: A Qualitative Examination of Contemporary American War Writing
Publication date: Available online 21 December 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Haen CraigAbstractEight contemporary memoirs and biographies focused on American soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan were used as data sources for a qualitative investigation of war and its aftermath. Coding of these texts produced 6 themes that captured the experiences of soldiers in combat: Two Worlds (Away and Home); Teach you with Pain; the Ideal of Hero/ Be a Man; Male Intimacy/ Belonging; Old Me, New Me; and the Inevitability of Death. These themes are discussed as they inform an understanding of how soldiers are bo...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - December 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The Difficult Return: the arts and social health of returning military personnel
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Michael BalfourAbstractThere is a rich history of arts, mental health and military work dating back to the First World War. The article details an arts-based four-year research project focussed on work with returning military personnel and their families dealing with mental health issues. The Difficult Return, funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery grant, consisted of three distinct interventions: an online mental health awareness campaign; a documentary-play designed to motivate military audience to seek help; and a ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - December 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Art therapy for the prevention of cognitive decline
This study used structured art therapy that was introduced as a 9-month randomized control trial of older adults with MCI (N = 68). The trial involved three arms, art therapy (N = 22), music reminiscence activity (N = 24) and a control group (no treatment; N = 22). Both art therapy and music reminiscence activity were conducted weekly for 3 months and then fortnightly for 6 months. Art therapy comprised of two structured components, physical creation of art pieces and the cognitive evaluation of paintings. The primary outcome, cognitive performance on neuropsychologic...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Verbal affordances of active and receptive music therapy methods in major depressive disorder and schizophrenia-spectrum disorder
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Carol LotterAbstractPrevious research on active and receptive music therapy methods mostly reports on response to musical processes and therapeutic impact. Preceding such interests, our study examined qualitatively the verbal affordances during a course of eight individual music therapy sessions among twenty participants with a major depressive disorder or a schizophrenia-spectrum psychotic disorder. Audio-video recordings of 131 sessions were transcribed verbatim and subjected to thematic analysis, following which comparisons fo...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The use of improvisational theater training to reduce social anxiety in adolescents
Publication date: Available online 3 December 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Peter Felsman, Colleen Seifert, Joseph A. HimleAbstractAdolescents do not receive the mental health treatment they need for Social Anxiety Disorder. Improvisational theater involves regular exposure to social performance situations, and is recognized as a potential psycho-social intervention. The current study examines whether participating in a school-based improvisational theater program predicts reductions in symptoms of social anxiety. A total of 268 middle and high school students who participated in a ten-week school-based i...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - December 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Movement speaks of culture: A study focusing on women with depression in Taiwan
This article firstly explores a study which examined the movement characteristics and the psychological constructs of women with depression in Taiwan. Secondly, interpretations of cultural meanings from the perspective of individualism/collectivism are made. Data gathering tools employed in this study are repertory grid technique from personal construct psychology and Laban Movement Analysis (LMA). Initial results showed that women with depression use less sagittal movement than women without depression. In addition, it was found that the distances between social roles and actual/ideal self were correlated to depression. T...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - December 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Dance movement therapy with older people with a psychiatric condition: A systematic review
Publication date: Available online 26 November 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): J. Jiménez, I. Bräuninger, B. MeekumsAbstractThis systematic review assessed the published literature on dance movement therapy interventions with adults aged 60 years and older with a mental health disorder. Our objective was to identify published studies of the effects of DMT in older age psychiatry and to critically appraise methodological quality of the included studies.We searched the databases CINAHL, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and PSYNDEX, and Google Scholar. We also searched the reference list of relevant papers in or...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Group art therapy for the management of fear of childbirth
The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the efficacy of group art therapy for the management of FOC.MethodsTo understand the effectiveness of group art therapy, we designed a quantitative study. The population studied was pregnant women with subjective complaints of FOC attending an outpatient pregnancy follow-up clinic. Effectiveness of group art therapy intervention was assessed in comparison to group psychoeducation for FOC. The primary outcomes of the study were determined as Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaire Version A (W-DEQ) scores below 37, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores below 14 a...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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Publication date: November 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 61Author(s): (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Submitting works for publication: Helping authors learn good practice
Publication date: November 2018Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 61Author(s): Jane Edwards, Helen Payne (Source: Arts in Psychotherapy)
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Songs created by military service members in music therapy: A retrospective analysis
This study analyzed 14 songs written by 11 active-duty service members with post-traumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injury, and psychological health conditions, who received music therapy services at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a Directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the United States of America. Service members wrote songs over the course of two or more individual music therapy sessions. Latent thematic analysis of the song lyrics yielded four main themes: (a) personal struggles and barriers to recovery, (b) moving forward, (c) relational challenges, and (d) positive r...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Associations between Music and the Sensory System: Integrative Review for Child Therapy
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Vered Simhon, Cochavit Elefant, Hod OrkibiAbstractSensory processing disorder (SPD) is a disruption in the organization of sensory input that affects appropriate responses to the demands of the environment. The consequences of SPD in children may include a developmental lag as well as behavioral and emotional problems. Music therapy is particularly suitable for children with a sensory processing disorder because music and the sensory system are both linked to the nervous system. This suggests there is a need to better understand ...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Thawing Out: Therapy Through Theatre with Canadian Military Veterans
This article explores Contact!Unload, a theatre project in which military veterans, with the support of artists, community members, and counselors, performed what it means to transition back to civilian life after serving their country. The play features therapeutic enactment, an approach to address psychological injuries veterans might face while serving. Various iterations of the play have been performed across Canada and the UK, each featuring a minimum of four veterans. Through extensive interviews with veterans who performed in the production, this article unpacks how creating, rehearsing, and performing in Contact!Un...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Preliminary Validation of the Peri-Traumatic Dissociation Trauma Drawing Assessment (PDTDA): The Case of Military Trauma
Publication date: Available online 3 November 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Neta Ram-Vlasov, Limor Goldner, Rachel Lev-WieselAbstractThe Peri-Traumatic Dissociative Traumatic Drawing Assessment (PDTDA) is an art-based assessment technique developed to evaluate peri-traumatic dissociation subsequent to traumatic events, based on the trauma resolution and time perception literature. To validate the PDTDA, associations between six drawing feature scales; namely, the participants’ peri-traumatic dissociation, persistent dissociation, post-traumatic stress symptoms and history of traumatic events were as...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - November 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Evaluation of long- and short-term art therapy interventions in an integrative care setting for military service members with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury
This study provides findings from analyses of participant feedback on short- and long- term art therapy services for military service members with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury (TBI).Methods: Data for the study included feedback surveys from 204 service members who received art therapy services as part of treatment at an integrative care setting.Results: The results indicate that long-term art therapy resulted in higher satisfaction with treatment. Art therapy helped most with developing a sense of self after injury, experiencing positive emotions, processing trauma, and reducing feelings of guilt, grief...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - October 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Using Human and Computer-Based Text Analysis of Clinical Notes to Understand Military Service Members’ Experiences with Therapeutic Writing
Publication date: Available online 23 October 2018Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): Bronwen M. Landless, Melissa S. Walker, Girija KaimalAbstractBackgroundTherapeutic writing interventions have been shown to improve both physical health and emotional well-being. This paper examines the usefulness of clinical notes as a data source, and presents two different analyses of individual clinical notes of therapeutic writing group sessions: analysis performed by a person and analysis by a computer-based program (Pennebaker et al., 2015). The therapeutic writing sessions were offered during the second week of treatment a...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - October 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

A Systematic Review Using Thematic Synthesis of Arts Therapies Therapeutic Actions and Perceived Benefits in the Treatment of People with a Diagnosis of Cluster B Personality Disorder
The objective of this study was to thematically synthesize literature about arts therapies specific in-session therapeutic actions occurring with this client population and the perceived effect of engaging in arts therapies. Using systematic review methods, qualitative and mixed method studies, reporting on arts therapies treatment for people with a diagnosis of personality disorder (Cluster B) were searched in Embase, Medline, PubMed and grey sources until June 2017. The search yielded 167 records. 32 studies were included in the analysis. Data synthesis was conducted by using extracts from the literature search which wer...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - October 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research