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Expressive Arts Therapy  


“Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
                          ~Robert Fulghum


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Arnheim, Rudolph: Visual Thinking, 2004  Publisher:  University of California Press

Arnheim, Rudolph: Toward a Psychology of Art, 1972  Publisher:  University of California Press                            

Arnheim, Rudolph: Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye, 2004

Publisher:  University of California Press

Arrien, Angeles: Signs of Life, The Five Universal Shapes and How to Use Them, 1992


Ascough, James C.; Smith, Ronald E.; Strouf, Michael J.; Cohn, Carol: Concurrent validity of the Mosaic Test for differential diagnosis between brain injury and schizophrenia. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Vol 37(2), Oct


Betensky, Mala, Self-Discovery through Self-Expression: Use of Art in Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Boal, Augusto: Games for Actors and Non-Actors, 2002 Publisher: Routledge

Boal, Augusto: Rainbow of Desire: the Boal Method of Theatre and Therapy, 1995

          Publisher: Routledge


Boal, Augusto: Theater of the Oppressed, 1979


Rom Brafman, Ph.D., Empathy and the Sacred Space in Healing, September 2, 2008

Brooks, David: The Empathy Issue, The New York Times, May 29, 2009

Brune, Brigitte: Symbols of the Soul: Therapy and Guidance Through

                    Fairy Tales, 1993

            Publisher: Jessica Kingsley


Charlotte, Susan: Creativity : conversations with 28 who excel / Susan Charlotte with Tom

      Ferguson and Bruce Felton.


Cohen-Cruz, Jan and Schutzman, Mady: Playing Boal: Theatre, Therapy, Activism, 1994  

          Publisher: Routledge


Constantino, G., Malgady, R.G. & Rogler, L.H. : TEMAS (Tell Me A Story) Manual (1998). Los Angeles: Western Psychological Services.

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly: Creativity : flow and the psychology of discovery and invention


Davis, Mark H.: Empathy: A Social Psychological Approach. Westview Press, 1996, p.5

Davy, Elisa: Doorways to the Soul: 52 Wisdom Tales from Around the World, 2007

Dean, Carolyn: The Fragility of Empathy after the Holocaust, NY, Cornell University Press, 2004, p.6


Eason, Cassandra: A Complete Guide to Faeries and Magical Beings: Explore the Mystical Realm of the Little People, 2002

Feldman, Christina; Kornfield... : Stories of the Spirit, Stories of the Heart 

Four Arrows, aka, Don Trent Jacobs: The Authentic Dissertation – Alternative ways of knowing, research, and presentation, 2008


Fox, John: Poetic medicine: the healing art of poem-making, 1955


Frings Keyes, Margaret: Inward Journey - Art as Therapy, 1983  Open Court Publishing Company

Frost, Seena B.: SoulCollage: An Intuitive Collage Process for Individuals and Groups"

Horowitz-Darby, Ellen: Spiritual Art Therapy: An Alternate Path, 1996  Charles C. Thomas Publishers

Kaplan, Frances F. (editor): Art Therapy and Social Action, 2007  Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Kast, Verena: Through Emotions to Maturity: Psychological Readings of Fairy Tales


Keltner, Dacher:  Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, 2008

Knill, Paolo: Minstrels of Soul: Intermodal Expressive Therapy, 2004, Publisher:  Egs Press

Knill, Paolo: Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy: Toward A Therapeutic Aesthetics, 2004 Publisher:  Jessica Kingsley Press

Johnson, Robert A.: Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth

Jung, Carl Gustav: Man and His Symbols, 1968  Doubleday & Co.


Lakoff, George, The Political Mind: Why You Can't Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain (2008)

Landgarten, Helen : Magazine Photo Collage, 1993 Publisher:  Brunner Routledge

Lowenfeld, Margaret: The Lowenfeld Mosaic Test, 2005

Maisel, Eric, 1947 The creativity book: a year's worth of inspiration and guidance     

MacDonald, Margaret: Three-Minute Tales

Malchiodi, Cathy Ph.D.: The Art Therapy Sourcebook, 1998, Lowell House

Malchiodi, Cathy Ph.D.: Cool Art Therapy Intervention #10: Magazine Photo Collage

That magazine picture is saying something to you, February 16, 2010

Murray, H.A.: Thematic Apperception Test (1943), Cambridge, MA          


McNiff , Shaun: Trust the Process, 1998 Publisher: Shambhala Publications                       

McNiff , Shaun: Fundamentals of Art Therapy, 1988 Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Pub. Ltd.                   

McNiff , Shaun: Arts and Psychotherapy, 1981 Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Pub. Ltd.           

McNiff , Shaun: Art-Based Research, 1998 Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub.    

McNiff , Shaun: Art Heals: How Creativity Cures the Soul, 2004

            Publisher: Shambhala Publications

McNiff , Shaun: Art as Medicine, 1992 Publisher: Shambhala Publications

McNiff , Shaun: Creating with Others: The Practice of Imagination in Life, Art, and the Workplace


Malchiodi, Cathy A.: The Soul's Palette: Drawing on Art's Transformative Powers"
Malchiodi, Cathy A.: The Art Therapy Sourcebook

Manguel, Alberto; Guadalupi, Giant Dictionary of Imaginary Places


Pellowski: Hidden Stories in Plants

Prinzhorn,  Hans: Artistry of the Mentally Ill, 1995     Publisher:  Springer Verlag

Psychiatric Times

Ragan, Kathleen and Yolen, Jane: Fearless Girls, Wise Women & Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World, 2000

Richards, Mary Caroline: Centering in pottery, poetry, and the person


Rifkin, Jeremy: The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis, 2009


Rogers, Carl R.: A Way of Being 

Rogers, Carl R.: On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy 


Sacks, Oliver W. : Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain

Sagi, A & M.L. Hoffman: Empathic Distress in Newborns, in developmental Psychology, Vol. 12, No. 2,1976

                                        pp. 175-176

Sampson, Fiona: Creative Writing in Health and Social Care, 2004  Publisher: Jessica Kingsley

Samuels, Mike and Nancy: Seeing with the Mind’s Eye – The History, Techniques and Uses of Visualization, 

                                          1975, Rhandom House Inc.

Shah, Jay: ONLY TIME WILL TELL: CLOCK DRAWING AS AN EARLY INDICATOR OF NEUROLOGIAL DISFUNCTION, P&S Class of 2002, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


Simner, M.L.: Newborn Response to the Cry of Another infant, in Developmental Psychology Vol. 5, No. 1,

               1971, pp. 136 - 150

Striker, Susan: The First Anti-Coloring Book : Creative Activities for Ages 6 and Up, 2001
Striker, Susan: Young at Art: Teaching Toddlers Self-Expression, Problem-Solving Skills, and an Appreciation for Art, 2001


Wilber, Ken: No Boundary, 2001

Wiener, Daniel J.: Rehearsals for Growth - Theater Improvisation for Psychotherapists, 1994  W.W. Norton &

                            Company, Inc.

Wiener, Daniel J. & Oxford, Linda K. ( editors): Action therapy with Families and Groups, 2003   American

                                                                          Psychological Association

Yolen, Jan: Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls


to be edited in alphabetical order:

Betensky, Mala: Self-Discovery through Self-Expression: Use of Art in Psychotherapy with

Children and Adolescents, 1973

Knill, Paolo: Minstrels of Soul: Intermodal Expressive Therapy, 2004

Publisher: Egs Press

Knill, Paolo: Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy: Toward A Therapeutic

Aesthetics, 2004 Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Press

Masten, Ann S. (2009). Ordinary Magic: Lessons from research on resilience in human development.

Education Canada, 49(3): 28-32.

Rutter, M. (2008). Developing concepts in developmental psychopathology. In J.J. Hudziak (ed.),

Developmental psychopathology and wellness: Genetic and environmental influences (pp.3-22).

Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.



Feldman, Jerry, From Molecule to Metaphor, 2006



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