Art Therapy & Creative Coping for Older Adults

Art Therapy & Creative Coping for Older Adults

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Author:  Susan I. Buchalter Art and the therapeutic uses of art provide older people with valuable ways in which to express and share their feelings, needs and fears, and with...
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Author:  Susan I. Buchalter

Art and the therapeutic uses of art provide older people with valuable ways in which to express and share their feelings, needs and fears, and with a resource for coping with life's major changes.

This intensely practical book is filled with step-by-step activities for art therapists and other professionals to use in work with older people either individually or in groups.

The author provides short warm-up exercises designed to encourage participants to "open up", become more at ease with sharing in front of others, and more comfortable with expressing themselves creatively. She offers ideas for engaging and innovative creative projects across a range of media, including art, music, movement, poetry and creative writing, all of which can be adapted, personalised or combined to meet the particular needs of individual participants. Points to consider when working with this client group are explored, and case study examples, with participants' artwork, are included throughout.

Appropriate for use with all relatively able older adults, including those with depression, anxiety or in the early stages of dementia, this will be an invaluable tool for art therapists as well as counselors, psychotherapists, social workers and carers.

Enrolment is simple.

Find a course you would like to study, add it to your shopping cart, and then purchase it from our secure website.

After purchase, a friendly staff member will formally welcome you with a phone call or email, and answer any additional questions you may have.

Should you wish to enrol by telephone, phone us on 1300 13 14 72 within Australia. For students overseas, the number is +61 7 3217 3170.

Enrol anytime - and study at your own place in the comfort of your own home.

Art Therapy & Creative Coping for Older Adults

Art Therapy & Creative Coping for Older Adults
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