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ERIC Number: ED340984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 136
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55620-091-9
Counseling as an Art: The Creative Arts in Counseling.
Gladding, Samuel T.
In this book counseling approaches with a variety of populations are examined using these creative arts: music; dance/movement; imagery; visual arts; literature; drama; and play and humor. It is noted that all of these arts are process-oriented, emotionally sensitive, socially directed, and awareness-focused. Chapter 1 discusses the history, rationale, and benefits of using the arts in counseling. Chapters 2-8 use a systematic format to describe: (1) the introductory background about particular art form; (2) the premise behind using the art form discussed; (3) the general practice of employing the art in counseling settings; (4) the unique ways this art is utilized with special populations such as children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, groups, and families; and (5) art-related exercises. Chapter 9 discusses trends in counseling and creative arts, focusing on research, education, identity, and the interdisciplinary movement. Each chapter opens with a short poem by S. T. Gladding, and includes references. The book concludes that creative arts in counseling are currently undergoing a transition that promises to be long-term and productive, with major efforts underway on a grass-roots level to promote the recognition of creative arts therapies in a more positive way as a profession. (ABL)
American Association for Counseling and Development, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order #72033, $23.95).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A