Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies: A Person-Centred Approach (Paperback)Caroline Miller (editor), Robin Barnaby (author of contributions), Mariana Torkington (author of contributions), Claire Molyneux (author of contributions), Suzanne C. Purdy (author of contributions), Marion Gordon-Flower (author of contributions), Sylvia Leao (author of contributions), Alison Talmage (author of contributions), Margaret-Mary Mulqueen (author of contributions), Laura Fogg-Rogers (author of contributions)
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There is increasing pressure on therapists to provide details of structured assessments and to report therapy outcomes to funders, employers and co-workers. This edited volume provides a series of case studies, with varied client groups, giving arts therapists an accessible introduction to assessment and outcome measures that can be easily incorporated into their regular practice.
The book provides demonstrations, within a practice-based evidence framework, of how measures can be tailored to the individual client's needs. The case studies show assessment and outcome models for music therapy, art therapy and dramatherapy used with a range of client groups including people with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease and those suffering from depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or coping with bereavement.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 436 g
Dimensions: 228 x 153 x 17 mm
Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies is truly a landmark publication lending credence to Arts Therapies in clinical practice; not only does this book set the standard for effective assessment approaches currently employed by experienced practitioners, I imagine it will generate great interest and challenge Arts Therapists and other professionals to recognise our diversity, strength, and untapped potential for further contributions to research within our profession. -- Mary Brownlow, AThR, Art Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, and Interactive Drawing Therapy Teacher Trainer
This truly engaging and accessible volume will be of interest to Arts Therapists, Arts in Health practitioners and everyone interested in the healing properties of the arts. The contributors represent a wide range of arts therapies and arts based health interventions and demonstrate that providing evidence based practice is entirely compatible with a client centred philosophy. Their passion and commitment reach out from the page and draw us into an inspiring world of artistic enquiry based on their considerable levels of expertise and erudition in their chosen art form. -- Madeline Andersen-Warren, Director of the Northern Trust for Dramatherapy, dramatherapist, author and researcher, Huddersfield, UK
This book is clearly a treasure-trove for both practitioners and researchers in the arts therapies. Caroline Miller and her New Zealand colleagues have provided fresh assessment tools and grounded them in detailed case studies and narratives. Session descriptions are often touching - especially where they describe clients on the autism spectrum. The collection invites the reader's profound understanding of informed research design and practice with adults and children: essential reading for arts therapists. -- Joanna Jaaniste, Dramatherapist, Sydney, Australia
This book explores assessment processes and outcome measures in the arts therapies by offering comprehensive working examples of how to apply these in every day practice.... Chapters are fast moving and are neatly segmented with clear headings and colour illustrations. Each case study imaginatively describes a story exploring the impact of assessment and outcome measures on the client work. Arts therapies include art, drama, music and art... The aim of the book is to demonstrate working models in order to promote the use of assessment approaches in every day practice...Strategies are explored for assessing clients as to the suitability of an intervention... At the heart of this book and each case study within it, is the clients experience and understanding... This book is an engaging read and a stride forward in promoting the accessibility of the tools practitioners can utilise to effectively develop their practice in this area... This text is useful for newly qualified practitioners and experienced ones alike. -- Alice Fairbank, Art Psychotherapisst * Play Therapy *
What I like about this book is that it contributes to the growing culture shift away from 'therapist knows best' to a more collaborative approach where therapist and patient work things out together... Throughout are worked examples of how a previously medically driven tool can be adapted in such a way as to influence positively the power balance in the therapist-client relationship... this is a timely overview of some of the more useful ways we can demonstrate change, worth a read by any music therapist. -- Anna Maratos, MT * British Journal of Music Therapy *
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