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by Jane Dossick & Eugene Shea
by Jane Dossick & Eugene Shea

Creative Therapy: 52 Exercises for Individuals and Groups

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  • Creative Therapy: 52 Exercises for Individuals and Groups  118pp   ISBN: 9781568871035
Each of the four volumes in this unique and timeless series present 52 innovative, field-tested, and ready-to-use exercises for mental health professionals who work with any type of group in any type of setting.  These exercises are designed to help group members develop interactive skills, motivate individuals with poorer verbal skills to contribute to group discussions, and encourage group cohesiveness.  The variety in these exercises makes them relevant for every stage of group development.

Each volume in this series includes complete directions for the group leader.  These techniques have proved effective for all ages, from children over six to adolescents to adults.
Marriage and family therapists report excellent results using these exercises in their work with couples and families. 

Each volume contains all new exercises with
no duplication from the other volumes.  These books are printed in an 8.5" x 11" format with flexible binding for ease in copying.

Review
"'A picture may be worth a thousand words,' but in their newest book Dossick and Shea demonstrate again the importance of pictures and words in helping clients discover and express their feelings, fears, and concerns.  The authors have created an inventive series of 52 structured exercises, intending these as tools which can be used within other therapies to foster and extend curiosity about and awareness of one's self and other people.  This lively, sensitive guide is designed to aid therapists, counselors, and group leaders in a wide range of therapeutic settings.  It will be especially important in work with clients who, because of age or diagnostic limitations, may have difficulty finding the words they need to tell their stories."
     -Jean Petrucelli
,
PhD, Director and Co-Founder of the Eating Disorders, Compulsions & Addictions Service, The William Alanson White Institute, New York City

About the Authors
Jane Dossick, BS, has more than 32 years of experience with diverse patient populations, including the geriatric and chronically ill, and has also worked with groups of physically disabled young adults to aid them in making the often difficult transition from a lengthy hospitalization to community life.  As Activities Therapist with the Psychiatric Daily Group Program, a part of the Department of Psychiatry of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, she has developed and implemented a variety of innovative approaches to various group therapies.  In her work, she emphasizes the creative arts as a therapeutic tool in helping patients to more freely express themselves.  She served as coproducer of The P.O.W., a motion picture dealing with the plight of disabled Vietnam veterans. Ms. Dossick and Mr. Shea have coauthored the bestselling Creative Therapy series (Volumes 1, 2, and 3), published by Professional Resource Press.

Eugene Shea, MSW, LCSW,
is Program Director of the Consultation Center Continuing Day Treatment Program at Transitional Services for New York, Inc. (TSI).  There he continues to develop innovative techniques for engaging both psychiatric and dually diagnosed clients.  He has held day treatment supervisory positions at such locations as Psychiatric and Addictions Recovery Services (PARS) in Queens, New York, and Coler Memorial Hospital, New York City.  Mr. Shea has used individual and group modalities both to treat substance abusers at Jewish Community Services of Long Island, and in the treatment of psychiatric outpatients at Rockaway Mental Health Center.  Through his experience at the Kingston Learning Center, he developed many innovative methods for working with learning disabled children; at Maimonides Institute, he continued this work with developmentally disabled children.  He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and continues to develop his artistic skills in the areas of painting and illustration.

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