Call for Book Review - Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy: Integrating the Expressive Arts and Ecotherapy

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Type: 
Call for Publications
Date: 
July 31, 2018
Location: 
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Health and Health Care

The Journal of Applied Arts & Health is seeking a book reviewer for Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy: Integrating the Expressive Arts and Ecotherapy by Sally Atkins and Melia Snyder. 

Description: Responding to the increased interest in the integration of expressive arts and ecotherapy, this book presents a nature based approach to expressive arts work. It provides an overview of the two fields, emphasizing how they can enrich and learn from each other, and highlights attitudes and practices in expressive arts that are particularly relevant to working with nature. This includes cultivating an aesthetic response to the earth, the relationship between beauty and sustainability, and lessons about art and nature from indigenous cultures. Four suggested structures for a nature based expressive arts activity - including writing, body, and ritual centered - are provided in the appendices. 

About the journal: The Journal of Applied Arts & Health serves a wide community of artists, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers evidencing the effectiveness of the interdisciplinary use of arts in health and arts for health. It provides a forum for the publication and debate within an interdisciplinary field of arts in healthcare and health promotion. This double-blind peer-reviewed journal provides artists, researchers, healthcare professionals, educators, therapists, programme administrators and funding bodies an opportunity to report and reflect upon innovative effective practices. The effectiveness of applied arts practices is currently under-researched and this journal provides a vehicle for high quality scholarly activity. The journal embraces contributions of an international dimension. 

For more information about the Journal of Applied Arts & Health, please visit: https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-journal,id=169/

For expressions of interest in reviewing Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy: Integrating the Expressive Arts and Ecotherapy please email your name, affiliation and areas of expertise to: jaah.submissions@yahoo.com

Contact Info: 

Daniel Vuillermin
Reviews Editor
Journal of Applied Arts and Health