Beyond Talk Therapy: Using Movement and Expressive Techniques in Clinical Practice

Pages: 309
Item #: 431618A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-585-9
List Price: $39.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $34.95
Copyright: 1999
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

This book is a must-have for any clinician or student who wants to plan, change, or expand their career choices. Beyond Talk Therapy is a comprehensive guide to the growing area of expressive techniques in therapy. Many clients and practitioners are now searching for therapeutic techniques that go beyond traditional talk therapy to tap into the healing potentials found within the body, creative expression, and the spirit. These techniques include such areas as art, dance, yoga, music, drama, theater, and ritual.

Each chapter in this unique volume focuses on a different technique, describing its theoretical underpinnings, showcasing how it works in clinical examples, and reviewing the rationale for its use. Each chapter includes an essential resource section that details creditation and educational requirements, schools of learning, and further sources of information.

Expand your practice or choose a new career direction with this helpful career resource guide!

Table of Contents




I. Psychotherapies That Use Action Methods

  1. Gestalt Therapy in Action
    —Ruth Wolfert and Cynthia A. Cook
  2. The Satir System in Action
    —Jean A. McLenden
  3. Beyond Words: The Power of Rituals
    —Janine Roberts
  4. A Personal View of Action Metaphor: Bringing What's Inside Outside
    —Bunny S. Duhl

II. Therapies Using Theatrical Forms

  1. Drama Therapy in Action
    —Renée Emunah
  2. Psychodramatic Methods in Psychotherapy
    —Adam Blatner
  3. Group Therapy for People With Mental Retardation: The Interactive–Behavioral Therapy Model
    —Daniel J. Tomasulo
  4. Rehearsals for Growth: Applying Improvisational Theater Games to Relationship Therapy
    —Daniel J. Wiener

III. Body Psychotherapies

  1. Core Energetics: A Therapy of Bodily Energy and Consciousness
    —Karyne B. Wilner
  2. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
    —Michael Lee

IV. Expressive Art Therapies

  1. Art Making in Family Therapy
    —Debra Linesh
  2. A Psychoanalytically Informed Application of Dance/Movement Therapy
    —Irma Dosamantes-Beaudry
  3. Music As Symbolic Expression: Analytic Music Therapy
    —Benedickte B. Scheiby

Appendix: Summary of Action Methods Presented

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editor

Editor Bio
Daniel J. Wiener, PhD, ABPP, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Group Psychotherapist, is a licensed psychologist in marital, family, and relationship therapy. He is associate professor at Central Connecticut State University, where he trains marriage and family therapists and maintains private practices both in Manhattan and Connecticut. He has extensive experience as a clinical trainer and supervisor, organizational consultant, and workshop presenter to both lay and professional audiences. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, he is the author of Rehearsals for Growth: Theater Improvisation for Psychotherapists (W. W. Norton, 1994). His hobbies include performing team improvisational comedy (Theater Sports), tennis, chess, travel, and madrigal singing.
Reviews & Awards

Beyond Talk Therapy is a wonderfully practical and informative guide that shows us how a rich variety of creative methods can be integrated into individual, group, couples, family, and milieu therapies.
—Yale School of Medicine

Brief therapy does not have to be dry, sanitized, or wordy, and creative therapies go way beyond the fun and frivolous. Beyond Talk Therapy is a wonderfully practical and informative guide that shows us how a rich variety of creative methods can be integrated into individual, group, couples, family, and milieu therapies. An indispensable book for enlivening and deepening as well as hastening our work with all types of clients in all settings.
—Mary Nicholas, LCSW, PhD; Psychotherapist and Trainer of Group Therapists, New Haven, CT; Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Beyond Talk Therapy is a phenomenal resource. The tightly written, clinically rich chapters are concise enough to really study and master, but complete enough to expand our practice and awareness significantly. In the ever-more-proscribed world of therapy, here is a book that invites us to grow and risk and expand. Do yourself a favor and accept the invitation!
—Davis B. Walters, PhD, Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychology UVA Health Sciences Center

Dan Wiener has done a wonderful job of putting together a much-needed volume that acknowledges the different therapeutic techniques that can fit under one moniker - action. He has edited a revolutionary book, one that encircles and honors the traditions of enactment and values the role of experience in therapy…I would recommend this book to any therapist who is interested in learning more about the use of action methods in psychotherapy, and also to those therapists who already use action techniques, in order for them to see the connections and shared ideals of the embodied therapies.
—Alice M. Forrester, MA, RDT-BCT, President-Elect of the National Association for Drama Therapy, Faculty, The Institutes of the Arts in Psychotherapy, New York City

Beyond Talk Therapy is an impressive introduction to a range of action methods and expressive therapies. Dan Wiener has invited a dozen expert practitioners to share personal, theoretical, and clinical insights and outcome studies. The book will be of interest to those who have used some of these methods, encouraging integration of those less familiar. It will inspire others whose work has been based on therapeutic conversations offering new possibilities for continues learning and expanded practice.
—Richard H. Lee, PhD; faculty member, The Family Institute of Cambridge and the University of Massachusetts at Boston; and private practice