Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents provides principles for effective use of different arts-based approaches in adolescent group therapy, grounding these principles in neuroscience and group process practice-based evidence. It includes chapters covering each of the main creative arts therapy modalities—art therapy, bibliotherapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, and poetry/expressive writing therapy—written by respected contributors who are expert in the application of these modalities in the context of groups. These methods are uniquely effective for engaging adolescents and addressing many of the developmental, familial, and societal problems that they face. The text offers theory and guiding principle, while also providing a comprehensive resource for group therapists of diverse disciplines who wish to incorporate creative arts-based methods into their practice with teens.

part 1|66 pages


chapter 1|21 pages

Engaging Adolescents in Group Work

Principles for Effective Practice
ByCraig Haen, Nancy Boyd Webb

chapter 2|22 pages

Creative Arts-Based Approaches to Adolescent Group Therapy

The State of the Art
ByCraig Haen

chapter 3|21 pages

A Neuroscience Perspective on Creative Arts Therapies and Adolescent Groups

ByTerry Marks-Tarlow, Craig Haen

part 2|104 pages

Creative Arts Therapies in Action

chapter 4|18 pages

Adolescent Group Art Therapy 1

ByDenise Wolf

chapter 5|11 pages

Bibliotherapy in Adolescent Groups

ByZipora Shechtman

chapter 6|16 pages

Dance/Movement Therapy With Groups of Teens

ByDawn Morningstar, Robyn Flaum Cruz

chapter 7|18 pages

Adolescent Group Drama Therapy

ByKristin Long, Mark Beauregard

chapter 8|17 pages

Music Therapy in Adolescent Groups

ByKatrina Skewes McFerran

chapter 9|22 pages

Group Poetry and Writing Therapy With Adolescents

ByNancy S. Scherlong, Laura Santner

part 3|94 pages

Clinical Applications

chapter 10|15 pages

Creative Arts-Based Approaches to Working With Adolescent Resistance

ByHeidi Landis, Britton Williams

chapter 11|18 pages

Arts-Based Approaches to Fostering Adolescent Affect Regulation

ByReina Lombardi, Angel Duncan

chapter 12|17 pages

Who Am I to You? Using the Creative Arts to Build Interpersonal Relationships

A South African Perspective
ByPaula Kingwill, Lesley Palmer, Sian Palmer

chapter 13|17 pages

Teen Bodies

The Problem of Adolescent Embodiment, and How the Arts Can Help
ByWendy Allen, T. Thomas

chapter 14|17 pages

Embodied Practices and Queer Anthems

Working Against Risk Discourses With Young People ‘At the Margins’
ByElly Scrine, Camilla Stanger