Based on more than ten years of research and practice of art therapy and dramatherapy - in training, clinical practice and theory - this book is the first to explore the relationship and differences between art therapy and dramatherapy. The first part of the book explores the theoretical background and the history and practice of the two therapies. The second part describes five major themes that have been developed conjointly, making use of dominant symbols and mythology. It outlines actual method and practice.
Sue Jennings' career in professional theatre and dramatherapy spans over 40 years. She currently holds Visiting Professorships at the University of Ulster, Tel Hai College and New York University, and is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Surrey Roehampton. Sue has written and edited over a dozen books, including Introduction to Dramatherapy and Introduction to Dramatherapy, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Ase Minde, Dip ATh, is Founder/Director of Art Therapy training in Norway. Both authors trained as dancers as children before establishing themselves as art and drama therapists. They have extensive clinical experience in psychiatry, learning disabilities, family therapy and eating disorders.