Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies: Creative Collaborations offers an in-depth insight into cross-modality and transdisciplinary practice in the arts therapies. Including contributions from drama, music, dance movement and art therapists, as well as professionals from related disciplines, it vividly demonstrates how the alchemy of these collaborations produces innovative interventions and new approaches to working with clients.
Compelling examples of collaborative practice cover a variety of client groups, ranging from Syrian refugee children and women with eating disorders, to homeless war veterans and sex offenders. Together, the authors make the case for the effectiveness of cross-modal and transdisciplinary approaches when working with otherwise hard-to-reach and complex populations.
This book is a guide to good practice and an invaluable resource for both experienced arts therapists and those new to the field. It will also be of benefit to healthcare and education professionals, arts practitioners, and anyone with an interest in the subject.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 186
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"This book is a cause for celebration. It documents therapeutic stories that will help us to learn about our own disciplines and those in related fields, and I recommend it to a wide range of health professionals. It presents a diverse picture of collaborative clinical work, and provides creative ideas for the continued development of practice"
At a time when walls are built, and social 'divorces' are in the making, this book comes as a thoughtprovoking
and hopeful alternative to remind readers that collaborations across modalities,
disciplines and borders of all kinds are possible and useful. Inspiring examples are offered of how to
work with clients who are struggling with fragmentation, the long-term impact of ill health, disability
or social adversity, placing interventions within the wider context of the multidisciplinary team, the
family and the wider community. This is a book about the struggles and the benefits of being with
others, opening up possibilities and creating connections. And as such a valuable guide of how to
counter-act fear, disempowerment and isolation for clients and therapists alike. Well done to Tasha
Colbert and Cornelia Bent for bringing to the foreground and to the public domain all these, well
selected, examples of collaborative working.
Prof Vicky Karkou, Chair of Dance, Arts and Wellbeing, Edge Hill University
Co-author of the Arts Therapies: A Research-Based Map of the Field