Drawing on new paradigms and evidence-based discoveries in neuroscience, narrative psychology, and creativity theory, this text explores the beneficial role of expressive arts within a recovery perspective. A framework of practice principles for the visual arts, creative writing, music, drama, dance, and digital storytelling is addressed across a number of settings and populations, providing readers with an accessible overview of techniques taught in counseling programs in the U.S. and abroad.
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Lived Experience: Writing and Recovery
- Chapter 3: Lived Experience: Visual Art and Music in Recovery
- Chapter 4: Visual Arts: Principles and Evidence Base for Art Therapy
- Chapter 5: Visual Arts: Multidisciplinary Day Program in Practice for Young People With Severe Mental Health Problems
- Chapter 6: Visual Arts: The Place of the Art Exhibition in Mental Health Recovery
- Chapter 7: Creative Writing: Literature Review and Evidence-Based Research
- Chapter 8: Creative Writing: A Practice-Based Account of Designing and Facilitating Life-Writing Workshops for a Group With Severe Mental Illness
- Chapter 9: Music Therapy and Mental Health Recovery: What Is the Evidence?
- Chapter 10: Music: The Interface of Music Therapy and Psychotherapy With Adolescents in a Hospital-Based, Consultation-Liaison Mental Health Service—Eclecticism in Action
- Chapter 11: A Dance/Movement Therapy Recovery Model: Engagement in Stages of Change
- Chapter 12: The Evidence Base for Dance/Movement Therapy in Mental Health: Moving the Body of Knowledge
- Chapter 13: Applied Theater for Mental Health: Literature Review and Evidence-Based Research
- Chapter 14: Respect Yourself Drama Education Program in Practice
- Chapter 15: Digital Storytelling for the Self-Advocacy of Marginalized Identities: Theory and Practice