Using Metaphor to Enrich Your Clinical Practice
Art, Play, and Narrative Therapy shows mental health professionals how the blending of expressive arts, psychotherapy, and metaphorical communication can both support and enhance clinical practice. This book illuminates the ways in which metaphorical representations form who we are, how we interact, and how we understand our larger environment. Author Lisa Moschini explains how to couple clients’ words, language, stories, and artwork with treatment interventions that aid empathic understanding, promote a collaborative alliance, and encourage conflict resolution. Chapters include numerous illustrations, exercises, and examples that give clinicians inspiration for both theoretical and practical interventions.
Lisa B. Moschini, LMFT, is the vice president and clinical director of Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara in California. She has been providing workshops, lectures, and trainings to therapists and educators since 1996. Her first book, Drawing-the-Line: Art Therapy with the Difficult Client (2004) has been translated into three languages.
"This book provides an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of personal metaphors in producing therapeutic change. A great resource for both novice and advanced practitioners. Highly recommended!" - Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, cofounder and director emeritus, The Association for Play Therapy.
"This book is a must for students, clinicians, professors, and teachers. It brilliantly integrates major theories and authors in the arts, clinical psychology, and development. The illustrations are very clear and supplement excellent writing skills. It is a seminal piece of work." - Sandra Graves Alcorn, PhD, author of Implementing the Expressive Therapies Continuum: A Guide for Clinical Practice, retired professor emeritus, University of Louisville.
"Art, Play, and Narrative Therapy is a rich and sensitive volume filled with generous visual examples and an abundance of case examples. In addition, two detailed guidebooks within the book offer clinicians a blueprint for working on anger management and grief and loss in group and individual therapy. This is a must-have volume for working with all ages through the lens of the client’s natural metaphorical language." - Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, RPT-S, director of clinical training and the APA–accredited doctoral internship, Astor Services for Children and Families.
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