Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Size: 13.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Languages : en
The Creative Arts Therapies Manual: A Guide to the History, Theoretical Approaches, Assessment, and Work with Special Populations of Art, Play, Dance, Music, Drama, and Poetry Therapies, edited by Stephanie L. Brooke, Ph.D. NCC, a nationally and internationally known author, is a unique contribution to the field of the creative arts therapies. It covers art, play, dance/movement, music, drama, and poetry therapies. Specifically, each of these creative disciplines is broken down into the following categories: history of the field, theoretical approaches, assessments, and work with special populations. No such book exists to this date which covers these critical areas in the creative arts therapies. The most well known, famous therapists in these creative arts therapies fields have contributed chapters to this manual. This distinctive handbook will be useful for creative arts therapists, mental health professionals, psychologists, counselors, educators, and students who are interested in these fields or use these disciplines as their main or their adjunct approach to working with clients.
Teachers will love this quick reference text that includes practical information and tips about all facets of drama. The glossary, illustrations, and diagrams help make the instructions simple to follow.
Explains methods and theories of teaching creative drama and suggestions for activities - Using the imagination - Movement to mime - Improvisation - Puppets and masks - Creating a play - Using a video camera - Performing poetry - Creative drama for a special child - Organising a performance.
The Creative Classroom provides teachers in grades PreK-6 with a number of creative drama strategies for use in the classroom, on a daily basis and across the curriculum. Designed for the teacher who may not have had any prior knowledge or experience with creative drama, the book presents activities that are uncomplicated and versatile with a step-by step procedural guide to help the teacher implement the activities successfully. The activities are ideal for the whole language classroom and their multi sensory approach makes them applicable to students of all learning styles. The techniques in the book can be used to reinforce and review subject matter as well as to promote language, comprehension, and thinking skills. Organized sequentially, from simple to the more complex, the instructional strategies allow teachers and students to risk in increments as they try something for the first time.
Imaginative role playing is a natural process that can be utilized in adulthood as a recreational form, in addition to its applications in educational and therapeutic contexts. In The Art of Play, Adam and Allee Blatner present a systematic method for developing skills in improvisational play. They discuss the benefits and psychodynamics of this innate channel of vitality, and offer critical examinations of the commonly held beliefs that inhibit the playful impulse. Vignettes of the authors' sessions and an extensive bibliography highlight the text. The Art of Play presents a context for exploration that is free from psychological analysis or pressures to perform competitively. Scenes from the participants' imaginations are enacted using psychodramatic techniques -- a method that serves as a valuable tool for promoting playfulness between couples, with families, among friends, and in a variety of group activities. As a result, The Art of Play is an important resource for professionals in many fields, including psychotherapy, theater arts, group dynamics, recreation, gerontology, and education. "The book is logically organized, easy to read, and based on scientific fact. Since elements of play offer an approach to many things, virtually every reader will find something interesting and useful.... it is so much fun, caution is urged: reading this could be habit-forming " -- American Association for Therapeutic Humor