Art in Action: Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change by Ellen G. Levine, Stephen K. Levine

By Ellen G. Levine, Stephen K. Levine

The sector of expressive arts is heavily tied to the paintings of healing swap. in addition to being helpful for the person or small team, expressive arts remedy has the possibility of a much broader influence, to encourage social motion and produce approximately social change.

The book's participants discover the transformative strength of the humanities cures in components laid low with clash, political unrest, poverty or ordinary catastrophe and speak about how and why expressive arts works. they give the impression of being on the methods it may be used to interact group awareness and increase social stipulations while bearing in mind the problems that come up inside diversified contexts and populations. best expressive arts treatment practitioners provide inspiring money owed in their paintings, from utilizing poetry as a device in trauma intervention with Iraqi survivors of warfare and torture, to constructing storytelling workshops to help the combination of Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in Israel.

Offering visionary views at the position of the humanities in inspiring switch on the group or social point, this can be crucial examining for college students and practitioners of artistic and expressive arts remedies, in addition to psychotherapists, counsellors, artists and others operating to influence social switch.

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When I look back now on this experience, I realize how much it excluded the reality of the situation – the experience of the other side. I met army officers and farmers, tanned and muscular men and women, all presented as heroes. I was shown the monuments to the wars; the rusted relics of tanks littered all the roads. Jerusalem was a maze of cordonedoff areas. It was not possible to go into the Old City. This seemed like a tragic situation that needed to be rectified. The Arabs were depicted as demonized “Others,” the ones who stood in our way.

Curriculum should include the exploration of social action methods. g. raising public awareness); reconciliatory work; empowerment training; community organizing and development including group and team 50 Art in Action work (leadership and administration), program and organizational development, and social service delivery; partnerships including corporate and community partnerships, with their concomitant coalitionbuilding potential; institutional change through small groups, through policy, through funding, and through coalition work; social inquiry and social research and evaluation through social critique and action research; political action through lobbying and government liaison work; policy analysis, advocacy, and change; and resource and fund development and evaluation via philanthropy, grant writing, and fundraising.

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