DANCE, MOVEMENT, BODY

Compiled by: Sandra Mihailova, Ivans Jānis Mihailovs. Riga: Drukātava, 2013.

Description: The collection of interdisciplinary scientific articles, in which representatives of various professions and fields provide different perspectives and understandings on body, movement and dance, demonstrating how every human can use movement and dance to improve their health.

The collection consists of two parts: the first part offers articles about dance, movement and body from a philosophical, pedagogical, cultural and historical perspective, and the second part is compiled from articles about dance, movement and body from a psychological, biological, psychotherapeutic perspective.

This book will be a valuable reference both for dance movement therapists and those who are currently studying dance movement therapy, as well as for dancers, dance teachers, art historians, and professionals of other fields who in their work use dance, movement and body, and, of course, for anyone interested in development prospects of contemporary health care, social care, education and art.

 

ARTS THERAPY

Scientific editor: Kristīne Mārtinsone. Riga: Raka, 2011.

Description: The collective monograph provides a summarized view on the new health and social care profession and higher education opportunity: art therapist, with four specializations – visual plastic art therapy, dance movement therapy, music therapy and drama therapy. The book consists of two parts: the first part provides common characteristics of art therapy, relevant to the general aspects of the profession, and the second part is dedicated to the specific aspects of each specialization.

The book is intended for art therapists and those who study art therapy, for all professionals who collaborate with art therapists, for various professionals of other fields who in their work use art, its methods and techniques, and for anyone interested in development prospects of contemporary health care, social care, education and art.

 

ARTS METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN PROFESSIONAL

WORK

Compiled by: Kristīne Mārtinsone, Riga: Raka, 2010.

Description: First book of its kind in Latvian, it is meant for wide range of readers: teachers, psychologists, psychotherapists, art therapists, health care professionals, social workers and professionals of other fields. It offers an insight into ways of using various art forms – visual plastic arts, dance movement arts, music, theatre arts, as well as multi-modal approaches to the assorted methods and techniques, for diversifying their professional techniques and daily work.

This book will be useful for class teachers, the extracurricular activities organizers, social pedagogues, teachers and educators who work in interest-related education, vocational education and professional development education system. The content of the book will be helpful also for students of arts universities, art colleges and other higher education institutions, as well as for anybody who is interested in art, who loves to experiment, try out and search for new innovative solutions in this difficult time.

 

RESEARCH IN ARTS THERAPY

Compiled by: K. Mārtinsone - Riga: Drukātava, 2010.

Description: The collection of articles reflects the diversity of the research approaches in four specializations of arts therapy – visual plastic art therapy, dance movement therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, and provides a summary of the results of research carried out by arts therapists of all four specializations.

This collection is created in collaboration with both the world's leading art therapists and the new Latvian colleagues. The collection outlines the fundamental aspects of development of sustainable art therapy as a health care profession. It has two parts: the first part reflects current debate and the theoretical approaches to research in arts therapy. The second part summarizes results of research carried out by arts therapists of different specializations.

The collection of articles is applicable in art therapy master's studies and in further education as well as practice of arts therapists; it is also addressed to all professionals in health care, social care and education fields, highlighting various principles, approaches and ways of research.

 

SUPERVISION AND ITS SPECIFICITY IN ARTS THERAPY

Compiled by: K. Mārtinsone. Riga: Drukātava, 2009.

Description: This collection of articles has both theoretical and practical value, especially in view of the lack of publications in Latvian about supervision and related issues.

This collection is created in collaboration with both the world's leading art therapists and the new Latvian colleagues. The collection outlines the fundamental aspects of development of sustainable art therapy as a health care profession. It has two parts: the first part reflects current debate and the theoretical approaches to research in arts therapy. The second part summarizes results of research carried out by arts therapists of different specializations.

The collection of articles is applicable in art therapy master's studies and in further education as well as practice of arts therapists; it is also addressed to all professionals in health care, social care and education fields, highlighting various principles, approaches and ways of research.

 

ART THERAPY THEORY AND PRACTICE

Compiled by: K. Mārtinsone. Riga: Drukātava, 2009.

Description: The collection of articles "Art Therapy: Theory and Practice" provides a summary view on one of the art therapy specializations – visual plastic art therapy (referred to as art therapy), its theory and practice in a broader context, and its specificity in Latvia. It offers theoretical contribution and research of several authors, analysing the options of use of art therapy and perspective of the practice development, highlighting the professional field both for emerging art therapists and health care, social care and education professionals, with whom art therapists collaborate daily, addressing the diverse human problems and difficulties.

The book is intended for art therapists and art therapy students, and all professionals who collaborate with art therapists, as well as for professionals of different fields, who use art in their work, and for all those interested in development prospects of contemporary health care, psychology, and art.