Arts Therapy: Recognized Discipline or Soul-Graffiti?
The series Arts - Creativity - Therapies is intended to help to satisfy the increasing demand for non-fiction books concerning interventions with artistic-creative media on the basis of gaining social-scientific - educational-scientific insight. Experience and field research examples are in the foreground here. In other words, the intention is to speak about practice governed by theory, but also to communicate the fundamentals of art and creativity which make it possible for the experts to keep up close contacts with newer developments in science and art. The function of the word "Therapy" is to express the relation to application in a professionalisation which covers the pre-school, school, university, clinical, advisory as well as the rehabilitatory sector. It is a response to the necessity for an all-encompassing professional orientation - with a helping, instructing, informing, supporting purpose. Teachers and educators, social workers and social educators, arts and creative therapists, music and exercise therapists, formative and occupational therapists as well as arts and museum educators, remedial and special educators should all be able to benefit from this series. The involvement of artistic-creative media serves to improve healing chances as well as increase the quality of life and acquire strategies which help to cope with particular pressures of life.
Publication Date: 9/9/2003