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Forensic music therapy: a treatment for men and women in secure hospital settings, edited by Stella Compton Dickson, Helen Odell-Miller and John Adlam, Foreward by Estela V. Welldon, London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013, 256pp., £24.99 (paperback), ISBN

 

This book adeptly negotiates the complexities and challenges as well as clinical successes that unfold in secure hospital settings. It comes at a time when the arts therapies are gaining a more established credence in the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) in forensic mental health settings in the UK. As a point of departure, the editors acknowledge an environment which may be seem to hold a set of competing values and functions; in particular attention is drawn to the.....

            

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Reflections of body image in art therapy: exploring self through metaphor and multi-media, by Margaret R. Hunter, foreword by Richard Carolan, London and New York, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012, 198 pp., £19.99 (paperback), ISBN 9781849058926

 

Margaret Hunter is an American art therapist and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is co-founder of Meghan’s Place Eating Disorder Centre in California. In this book, she shares her work from over the last 10 years with women who experience difficulties around body image and identity by presenting a creative treatment programme with insights into her particular approach.

            

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The dreaming source of creativity: 30 creative and magical ways to work on yourself, by Amy Mindell, Portland, Oregon, Lao Tse Press, 2005, 243 pp., £16.25 (paperback), ISBN 9781887078733

 

Amy writes enthusiastically and warmly, hence my use of her first name. I take my cue from the author in this, as she refers to her husband, founder of Process Oriented Psychology/Process Work, Arnold Mindell, from the outset as Arny. At no point does she, one might say, formally introduce him, although

 

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Music technology in therapeutic and health settings, edited by Wendy Magee, London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013, 400 pp., £25.19 (paperback), ISBN 9781849052733

 

While technology has always had some kind of presence within the discipline of music therapy, whether for creating music, data collection, recording/playback or as assistive technology (Crowe and Rio, 2004), there has also been a certain sense of ambivalence among music therapists about the value of developing technology skills to enhance the therapeutic...

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Integrative art therapy and depression: a transformative approach, by Vibeke Skov, London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015, 360 pp., £26.99 (paperback), ISBN 9781849055772

 

The author, Vibeke Skov, is a Danish art therapist and artist. She has a PhD in Psychology from Aalborg University and in 1987 she started the Institute of Art Therapy in Denmark, where she trains students in art therapy. This book is a comprehensive study of her

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Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems, edited by Cathy A. Malchiodi and David A. Crenshaw, New York, Guildford Press, 2015, 303 pp., £23.80 (paperback), ISBN 9781462523702

 

I was privileged to have to opportunity to read and review the book Creative Arts and Play Therapy for Attachment Problems. The book is comprised of three sections. Each one consists of a collection of essays from different practitioners, mostly from North Americ, addressing the theme of using creative arts or play therapy for clients with attachment difficulties. They are......

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Mindfulness and the arts therapies: theory and practiceedited by Laury Rappaport, London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley, 2013, 352 pp., £18.62 (paperback), ISBN 978-1849059091


Mindfulness and the arts therapies is a timely and high quality addition to the current arts therapies literature. Laury Rappaport’s edited book offers a clear, well-structured resource for arts therapists interested in using mindfulness in their practice, from student therapists to experienced therapists. Presented in six parts, this.......

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Presence and process in expressive arts works: at the edge of wonder, Herbert Eberhart and Sally Atkins, foreword by Paolo J. Knill, London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley, 2014, 184 pp., £17.99 (paperback), ISBN 9781849059572

Presence and Process in Expressive Arts Work is the outcome of a long collaborative association between the authors. First published in 2014, the format of the book impressed the reader as dynamically important

subject matter. It is best described as a unique distillation....

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Basic anatomy and physiology for the music therapist, by Daniel J. Schneck, London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley, 2015, 352 pp., £24.99 (paperback), ISBN 9781849057561

Daniel Schneck has written a comprehensive and informative book about fundamental anatomy and physiology for the music therapy profession. Although his experience and perspective is of an international consultant on basic physiological function...
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Music therapy and parent-infant bonding, edited by Jane

Edwards, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2011, 212 pp., £31.99 (paperback), ISBN 9780199580514

This book is a welcome addition to the literature and is of
relevance to those with an interest in music therapy, early
development, and attachment theory. It is also a strategic book, something I believe is important in our profession, as it reminds us not only to document our observations ...
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Musical encounters with dying: Stories and lessons, by Islene Runningdeer, foreword by Diana Peirce, London and
Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013, 158 pp., £17.99  (paperback), ISBN 9781849059367


Islene Runningdeer is a music therapist working as part of the Advanced Illness Care Team at Gifford Medical Centre in Randolph, Vermont. This is a book for music therapy students, practitioners and indeed health care staff working within palliative care ...
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Music technology in therapeutic and health settings, edited by Wendy Magee, London and Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013, 400 pp., £25.19 (paperback), ISBN 9781849052733 by Jill Hayes, London and
Philadelphia, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013, 240 pp., £22.99
(paperback), ISBN 9781849053082

 

While technology has always had some kind of presence within the discipline of music therapy, whether for creating music, data collection, recording/playback or as assistive technology (Crowe and Rio, 2004), there has also been a certain sense of ambivalence among music therapists about the value of developing technology skills to enhance the therapeutic...

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Dramatherapy and destructiveness: Creating the evidence
base, playing with Thanatos, edited by Ditty Dokter, Pete
Holloway and Henri Seebohm, London and New York,
Routledge, 2011, 232 pp., £27.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-
0415558518

 

Dramatherapy and Destructiveness brings together ten dramatherapists working in Britain to explore the idea of “destructiveness” as it is applied to working with people who “offend” - either against others or against themselves...

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