In this Fall blog, I am excited to share a book that I came across in my quest to quench my thirst for more knowledge. Counseling as an Art :Creative Arts In Counselling, provides myriad practical suggestions for how to use the creative arts in counseling and serves as a reminder that there are a variety of venues to precipitate growth–no matter how diverse the life experiences of the counselor and client may be.
For courses in Counseling and Mental Health programs. The chapters are written in a logical sequence, exploring seven specific art forms, and the research and techniques that support their use in clinical settings. Each chapter offers inspiring ideas for working with special populations and strategies for using various art forms in concert with one another. Designed to enrich many counseling courses, the text provides a unique combination of history, theory and application and demonstrates all the creative arts have to offer the healing and helping professions.
The author Samuel T. Gladding has a website that can be visited for more information at http://www.wfu.edu/~stg/creativity/creativity_in_counseling.html
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