Additional Resources

Art and Social Change

Art and Upheaval, William Cleveland

Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the Frame, Beverly Naidus

Telling Stories to Change the World, Solinger, Fox, Irani

Conversation Pieces, Grant Kester

Works of Heart: Building Village Through the Arts, Elizabeth and Young, eds.

Points of Contact: Disability, Art, and Culture, Crutchfield and Epstein, eds.

But is It Art: The Spirit of Art as Activism, Nina Felshin

Beginners Guide to Community Based Arts, Knight, Schwartzman, et. al

Bodies In  Commotion: Disability and Performance, Sandhal and Auslander

Stage Turns: Canadian Disability Theatre, Kristy Johnson

Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy, Stephen Madigan

Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends, White and Epstein

Narrative Practice: Continuing The Conversations, Michael White

Narrative Medicine, Mehl-Madrona and Hartman

Coyote Healing: The Power of Story In Healing, Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Narrative Therapy, Combs and Freedman

Symbol, Story, and Ceremony, Combs and Freedman


The Way of the Shaman, Michael Harner

Among the Healers, Edit Turner

Awakening to the Spirit World, Ingerman and Wesselman

Shamanism and Spirituality In Therapeutic Practice: An Introduction, Christa MacKinnon

Shamanism: A Reader, Graham Harvey

Remedios: The Healing Life of Eva Castellanoz, Joanne Mulcahy

The Woman in the Shaman’s Body, Barbara Tedlock

Healing Makes Our Hearts Happy, Katz, Biesele, and St. Denis


Writing as a Way of Healing, How Telling Our Stories Transforms our Lives, by Louise DeSalvo, 1999, Beacon Press. (Ms. DeSalvo teaches at CUNY.)


Poetic Medicine, by John Fox, 1997, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam. (John is president 2003 – 2005 of the National Association of Poetry


The Way of the Journal, by Kathleen Adams, MA, LPC, 1998, Sidran Press. (Ms. Adams is past president of NAPT and is Director of the Center for Journal Therapy.)

The Journal Wheel Guidebook and Wheel, by Deborah Bouziden, 2001, Rodgers and Nelson. (A great book and tool for getting started, new thinking, movement…)


Living to Tell the Tale, by Jane Taylor McDonnell, 1998, Penguin Books. (A great how-to book.)

Writing the Memoir, by Judith Barrington, 1997, The Eighth Mountain Press. (Ms. Barrington offers you a template for writing your true stories.


On Writing, a Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King, 2000, Pocket Books / Simon & Schuster. (Also with lots of memoir for ideas and insight and the ABC’s of writing.)

Of Narrative Means  Michael White, Dulwich House, Australia

What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers, by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter, 1990, Harper Perennial. (Great exercises for all ideas you need to write.)

Writing Down the Bones, Freeing the Writer Within, by Natalie Goldberg, 1986, Shambhala Press. (How to use all methods, with definitions and all.)


Opening Up, the Healing Power of Expressing Emotions, by James W. Pennebaker, PhD, 1990, The Guilford Press. (Research and many studies cited.)

Creative Arts Therapies Manual: A Guide to the History, Theoretical Approaches, Assessment, And Work With Special Populations of Art, Play, Dance, Music, Drama, And Poetry Therapies by Stephanie L. Brooke (Paperback – May 4, 2006)

Baltimore Sun “Arts appear to play a role in brain development” Liz Bowie May 18, 2009 http//

Psychology, Group Oriented

The Gift of Therapy, Irvin Yalom

The General Theory of Love- Thomas Lewis

Expressive Arts Therapy

Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy: Theoretical and Clinical Perspective by Stephen K. Levine and Ellen G. Levine,Kinsley Press, 1999

Dance and Other Expressive Art Therapies: When Words Are Not Enough by Fran J. Levy (Paperback – Oct 13, 1995)

Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy: Toward a Therapeutic Aesthetics by Paolo J. Knill, Ellen G. Levine, and Stephen K. Levine 2004

The Expressive Arts Activity Book: A Resource for Professionals by Suzanne Darley, Wende Heath, Mark Darley, and Gene D. Cohen (Paperback – Dec 30, 2007

Expressive And Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors by Lois J. Carey and Judith Rubin (Paperback – Apr 15, 2006)

Expressive Arts Therapies in Schools: A Supervision and Program Development Guide by Karen Frostig, Michele Essex, and Julianne Hertz (Plastic Comb – Jul 1998)

The Expressive Body in Life, Art, and Therapy: Working with Movement, Metaphor and Meaning by Daria Halprin (Paperback – Nov 20, 2008)

Expressive Therapies Continuum: A Framework for Using Art in Therapy by Lisa Hinz (Hardcover – Mar 23, 2009)

Art Therapy

Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy by Laury Rappaport (Paperback – Oct 15, 2008)

Art and Healing: Using Expressive Art to Heal Your Body, Mind, and Spirit by Barbara Ganim (Paperback – Jun 7, 1999)

Art Heals: How Creativity Cures the Soul by Shaun McNiff (Paperback – Nov 16, 2004)

Expressive Therapy with Troubled Children by P. Gussie Klorer (Hardcover – Dec 1, 1999

Expressive Arts with Elders: A Resource by Naida Weisberg and Rosilyn Wilder (Paperback – Apr 1, 2001

Rogers, Natalie The Creative Connection, Expressive arts as Healing, Science and Behavior Books, 1993

 Art as Medicine, Shaun Mcniff


The Living Stage: A Step-by-Step Guide to Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy by Tian Dayton Ph.D. and Zerka Moreno (Paperback – Nov 1, 2004)

The Drama Within: Psychodrama and Experiential Therapy by Tian Dayton (Paperback – Dec 1, 1994)

The Essential Moreno: Writings on Psychodrama, Group Method, and Spontaneity by Edited by Jonathan Fox (Paperback – Jan 31, 2008)

Psychodrama & Group Psychotherapy by J.L. Moreno (Paperback – Jan 1, 1994)

Psychodrama with Trauma Survivors: Acting Out Your Pain by Peter Felix Kellermann and M.K. Hudgins (Paperback – Oct 19, 2000)

 Dance Therapy

Returning to Health: With Dance, Movement & Imagery by Anna Halprin (Paperback – Oct 7, 2002)

Dance and Other Expressive Art Therapies: When Words Are Not Enough by Fran J. Levy (Paperback – Oct 13, 1995)

The Expressive Body in Life, Art, and Therapy: Working with Movement, Metaphor and Meaning by Daria Halprin (Paperback – Nov 20, 2008)

Dance Movement Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice by Helen Payne (Paperback – Jul 26, 2006)

Art Therapy

A Practical Guide to Art Therapy. Fausek, Diane. Binghamton, New York: Haworth Press, 1997.

Art and Healing: Using expressive art to heal your body, mind, and spirit. Ganim, Barbara.  New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999.

Art Therapy, an Introduction, Judith Rubin

The Art Therapy Sourcebook. Malchiodi, Cathy A.  Los Angeles: Lowell House, 1998.

Art as Medicine: Creating a Therapy of the Imagination McNiff, Shaun.. Boston: Shambhala, 1992.

Art Therapy Practice Harriet Wadeson  , Innovative Approaches with Diverse Populations, Wiley and Son Inc. NY 2000

Ethical Issues in Art Therapy Bruce Moon, Charles Thomas Pub. Ill. 2006

Handbook of Art Therapy Malchiodi,C., Guilford Press, NY, 2008/2012

Art Psychotherapy, Harriet Wadeson

The Handbook of Art Therapy, Caroline Case, Tessa Dalley

Understanding Children’s Drawings, Cathy Malchiodi Guilford Press

Art as Therapy with Children, Edith Kramer

Studio Art Therapy, Catherine Moon

Arts Therapy for Social Change/Multicultural

Art Therapy Race and Culture; Campbell, Liebmann, Brooks, Jones and Ward

Arts Therapists, Refugees and Migrants

Reaching Across Borders,   Ditty Doktor

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma  Survivors.  Lois Carey

Arts and Creative Arts


The Healing Image, Madeline McMurray

A String and A prayer, Eleanor Wiley


American Art Therapy Association.1202 Allanson Rd., Mundelein, IL 60060-3808. 888-290-0878 or 847-949-6064. Fax: 847-566-4580. E-mail:

International Expressive Therapy Association. PO Box 320399, San Francisco, CA 94132

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