"Dr. Samuel Gladding, a legend in the counseling profession, has created a masterful sixth edition of The Creative Arts in Counseling. This ongoing work is an invaluable gift to the creative counseling arena and offers a comprehensive resource for counselor educators, students, and counseling professionals alike. It is truly a scholarly gem full of activities that will be a rich contribution to the field for years to come."
—John McCarthy, PhD
"In the latest edition, Dr. Gladding inspires practitioners with an updated and expansive array of creative and therapeutic interventions. He has long championed the healing power of creative expression, and the sheer abundance contained in this volume directly reflects Gladding's personal and professional generosity."
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
—Melanie Drake Wallace, PhD
"In this seminal text, Dr. Gladding provides the latest scholarship combined with practical exercises and an amazing number of resources. This engaging book has widespread interdisciplinary appeal to those involved in the study, practice, and teaching of creative arts therapies. It is the kind of book that you will return to over and over again and is a perfect complement to the art and science of counseling practice."
Jacksonville State University
—Nicholas F. Mazza, PhD
The Creative Arts in Counseling presents an evidence-based exploration of how expressive therapies can be used effectively with clients of all ages and backgrounds. After an introduction to the history and benefits of using the arts in counseling, Dr. Gladding discusses the therapeutic use of music; dance/movement; imagery; visual arts; writing/literature; drama; humor; play; animal-assisted therapy; and horticulture, nature, and wilderness therapies. Text features include a new section on incorporating the creative arts in telebehavioral counseling, two-part chapter overviews, 96 creative reflections for self-discovery, 145 exercises for use in session, and a listing of creative arts and art therapies websites.
Editor, Journal of Poetry Therapy
Author, Poetry Therapy: Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition