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THE CREATIVE COUNSELLOR: INTEGRATING THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS INTO YOUR THERAPEUTIC PRACTICE By Jannah Tudiver, MA, CCC, LPC & Catherine Fawcett, MA, MSW, RSW. INTRODUCTIONS & WARM-UP ACTIVITY. WHY USE THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS IN YOUR PRACTICE? New tool for your “toolkit” Address client issues

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The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

THE CREATIVE COUNSELLOR:

INTEGRATING THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS INTO YOUR THERAPEUTIC PRACTICE

By Jannah Tudiver, MA, CCC, LPC

& Catherine Fawcett, MA, MSW, RSW


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

INTRODUCTIONS

& WARM-UP ACTIVITY


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

WHY USE THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS IN YOUR PRACTICE?

  • New tool for your “toolkit”

  • Address client issues

  • Well suited to brief therapy

  • Stay inspired & avoid burnout

  • Practice self-care


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

CREATIVE EXPRESSION

& MENTAL HEALTH

1800’s to the 1900’s:

  • Arts as adjunct to medicine & psychiatry

  • “Moral therapy” for mental illness


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

1920’s:

  • Joseph Moreno: psychodrama

  • Florence Goodenough: art assessment for cognitive development

  • Margaret Lowenfield: foundations of play therapy & sandtray therapy


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

1930’s and 1940’s:

  • Expressive therapies more well known

  • Self-expression as “alternative” to talk therapy

  • Major psychiatric hospitals include arts in treatment


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

1950’s ONWARDS…

(abridged version)

  • Professional associations & standards developed

  • Expressive therapies integrated into medical, mental health, & rehabilitative settings


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

WHAT ARE THE “EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES”?

“The use of art, music, dance/movement, drama, poetry/creative writing, play, and sandtray within the context of psychotherapy, counseling, rehabilitation, or health care”

– Cathy Malchiodi, 2005


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

TYPES OF EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES:

  • Art Therapy

  • Music Therapy

  • Drama Therapy

  • Dance/Movement Therapy

  • Poetry Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Sandtray Therapy

  • **Expressive Arts Therapy

    Each discipline has its own association, qualifications, & professional standards


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

COMMON THEMES AMONG EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES:

  • Sensory-based

  • Creativity

  • Aesthetic focus

  • Action-based/body-based


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

WHAT IS “EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY”?

  • Arts-based psychotherapy

  • Interdisciplinary

  • Integrates the arts eg. imagery, dance, music, drama, poetry, movement, & visual arts

  • Goal: wellness & healing


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

BACKGROUND OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY:

  • Newest arts-based therapy

  • Began in 1970’s at Lesley College Graduate School


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

ALTERNATE NAMES FOR EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY:

  • “Expressive Therapy”

  • “Integrative Arts Therapy”

  • “Intermodal Expressive Therapy”

  • “Multimodal Expressive Therapy”

    “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…”


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY:

  • Reclaims our innate capacity for creative expression

  • Creative expression is a healing, ‘growth producing’ process

  • Therapeutic transformation possible through expression


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY:

  • The arts are for everyone

  • Low skill/high sensitivity

  • Depth-oriented

  • “Layering” of modalities


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

KEY THEORISTS IN EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPY:

Natalie Rogers: “creative connection”; person-centered

Shaun McNiff: “therapy of the imagination”; “art as medicine”

Paulo Knill: arts are “within each other”; “de-centering process”


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

APPALACHIAN STATE’S PERSPECTIVE:

  • Natural world as model for creative process

  • Reclaiming ancient integration of arts & life & healing

  • Dream-work emphasis

  • The ‘person of the therapist’


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

ASSOCIATION & REGISTRATION

  • International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA), 1994

    • Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) & Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/ Educator (REACE)

  • Additional Resources:

    • Creative Arts in Counselling Chapter, CCPA

    • See Resource List


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

WHAT POPULATIONS WILL THIS WORK WITH?

The expressive arts are used with a variety of populations & presenting issues including:

  • Psychiatric disorders

  • Developmental disorders

  • Cognitive disabilities

  • Issues including: addiction, trauma, grief, anxiety, & depression


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

EXPRESSIVE ARTS ARE UTILIZED WITH:

  • Clients of all ages

  • Clients with diverse backgrounds

  • Individuals & families

  • Groups

  • Outreach programs

    Expressive Arts Therapy is practiced & taught in many countries eg. Peru, Israel & Switzerland


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

WHO USES EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES?

Approximately 30,000 practitioners in the U.S. are formally trained in therapeutic use of the arts

Arts-based interventions have been integrated into fields such as medicine, social work, counselling, psychiatry & psychology


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

CURRENT RESEARCH

Recent research topics on the therapeutic use of expressive arts include:

  • Creative writing in prevention & psychotherapy

  • Music therapy in hospice & palliative care

  • Creative therapies in treatment for PTSD

  • Dance therapy for women survivors of sexual abuse

  • Increasing counsellor empathy through theatre exercises

  • Guided imagery & relaxation for women in early stage breast cancer

  • Promoting positive mental health through art therapy

  • The use of the arts in grief & loss


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

A HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

SIMPLE WAYS TO INTEGRATE THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS INTO YOUR THERAPEUTIC PRACTICE…


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRACTICE:

  • Try the activity 1st yourself

  • Focus on process over product

  • Respond to art with process comments; avoid likes & dislikes

  • Counter negative statements eg “I can’t do art”

  • Explore when to participate versus when to be a witness

  • Create openings & closings


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

FURTHER

RESOURCES


The creative counsellor integrating the expressive arts into your therapeutic practice

QUESTIONS?

COMMENTS?


Thank you

THANK YOU!

Our Contact Information:

Jannah Tudiver: [email protected]

Catherine Fawcett: [email protected]


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