The Journal of Applied Arts & Health is seeking book reviewers for the following texts:
The Aging Body in Dance: A Cross-Cultural Perspective by Nanako Nakajima and Gabriele Brandstetter.
The Aging Body in Dance brings together leading scholars and artists from a range of backgrounds to investigate cultural ideas of movement and beauty, expressiveness and agility. Contributors focus on Euro-American and Japanese attitudes towards aging and performance, including studies of choreographers, dancers and directors from Yvonne Rainer, Martha Graham, Anna Halprin and Roemeo Castellucci to Kazuo Ohno and Kikuo Tomoeda. They draw a fascinating comparison between youth-oriented Western cultures and dance cultures like Japan’s, where aging performers are celebrated as part of the country’s living heritage. The first cross-cultural study of its kind, The Aging Body in Dance offers a vital resource for scholars and practitioners interested in global dance cultures and their differing responses to the world's aging population.
For expressions of interest in reviewing The Aging Body in Dance please email your name, affiliation and areas of expertise to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Therapy in Private Practice: Theory, Practice and Research in Changing Contexts edited by James D. West.
This is an essential handbook for art therapy students and art therapists considering private practice. It provides insight into the range of approaches, clinical settings, ethical issues and professional considerations when working in private practice and gives advice on common hurdles, such as establishing boundaries and maintaining self-care.
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Creativity, Wellbeing and Mental Health Practice by Tony Gillam.
This book argues that some aspects of mental health practice have become mechanical, joyless and uninspiring, leading to a loss of creativity and wellbeing. A high level of wellbeing is essential to mental health and contemporary mental health care – and creativity is at the heart of this. A greater awareness of everyday creativity, the arts and creative approaches to mental health practice, learning and leadership can help us reinvent and reinvigorate mental health care. This, combined with a clearer understanding of the complex concept of wellbeing, can enable practitioners to adopt fresh perspectives and roles that can enrich their work. Creativity and wellbeing are fundamental to reducing occupational stress and promoting professional satisfaction. Introducing a new model of creative mental health care combined with recommendations for wellbeing, Creativity, Wellbeing and Mental Health Practice is a practical, evidence-based book for students, practitioners and researchers in mental health nursing and related disciplines.
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Combining the Creative Therapies with Technology: Using Social Media and Online Counseling to Treat Clients by Stephanie L. Brooke.
In this age of technology, we see computers used in every aspect of medicine. Psychology, and more precisely art therapy, now integrate technology into their system. This new publication, edited by Dr. Stephanie Brooke, examines how creative therapists use technology as part of their everyday practice. The collection of chapters is written by renowned, well-credentialed, and professional creative art therapists in the areas of art, play, music, dance/movement, and drama. These therapists have used technology to treat patients suffering from dementia, depression, and learning disabilities. Combining digital and musical “co-creative tangibles” in everyday settings benefit families with children and adolescents with physical and mental needs. The reader is provided with a snapshot of how these various creative art therapies effectively use and incorporate technology to promote growth and healing for their clients. In addition, some of the chapters are illustrated with photographs of client’s artwork, tables and graphs. This informative book will be of special interest to educators, students, and therapists, as well as people working with families and children in need of counseling and clinical support.
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About the Journal of Applied Arts & Health:
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/
Dr Daniel Vuillermin
Journal of Applied Arts and Health