Intercultural Arts Therapies Research: Issues and methodologies is the first overarching study on intercultural practice and research models in the arts therapies. It provides a new departure from traditional arts therapies education and research in that it focuses on research studies only. Written by international experts in the field, the book offers a selection of diverse research undertaken within four arts therapies modalities: art, dance, drama and music.
Drawing on methodologies such as ethnography, phenomenology and case study research, chapters focus on cultural identity, the transposition of cultural practices to a different context, and the implications of different languages for arts therapies and disability culture. With reference to primary research, it aims to help practitioners and students to develop further research, by making the mechanics of the research process explicit and transparent.
Intercultural Arts Therapies Research will appeal to arts therapists, psychological therapy practitioners, postgraduate students and other health and social care professionals. It will also be of interest to students, artists, teachers, social workers and those working for international aid agencies.
Table of Contents
1. Intercultural Arts Therapies Research: A Review of European Research in the Context of Worldwide Activities Margaret Hills de Zarate and Ditty Dokter 2. Developing Intercultural Practice Guidelines for UK Dramatherapists Ditty Dokter 3. Voices within Intercultural Arts Psychotherapy Work Alison Singer, Bojana Skorc and Vesna Ognenovic 4. Music Therapy and Issues to do with Transposing Cultures Helen Loth 5. Translating the Cultural Subtext - An auto-ethnographical Dramatherapist’s Narrative of Facilitating a Reflective Space for Newly Qualified Teachers Julianne Mullen-Williams 6. Touching Insights: Visual and Tactile Cultures in Researching Art Psychotherapy with Congenitally Blind Children Uwe Herrmann 7. Dance Movement Therapy Training: Challenges of Interculturality and Cross-cultural Communication within a Diverse Student Group Heidrun Panhofer, Peter Zelaskowski and Iris Bräuninger 8. Inter-Cultural Skill Sharing Alexia Quin and Cathy Rowland 9. Mobility, Identity and Translation in Modern Italian Culture Margaret Hills de Zarate 10. Dramatherapy Across Languages: Experiences, Drawbacks and Opportunities for Dramatherapists and their Clients, Working in a Second Language Mandy Carr
Ditty Dokter is the course leader of MA Dramatherapy, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She has held posts within NHS trusts and universities and is currently affiliated with the KENVAK arts therapies research centre (Netherlands). She also worked in the tertiary sector to support and advocate the integration of clients with learning disabilities and refugees. Her most recent edited publication is (2011) Dramatherapy and Destructiveness.
Margaret Hills De Zárate originally trained as an Art Therapist (Goldsmith’s, University of London), as well as in Counselling, Group Theory and Applications at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations (1990-94). She has been awarded a Master’s degree in Education from Edinburgh University (1994) and a PhD from Queen Margaret’s University (2006). She has also worked extensively in social and mental health services in the UK, Latin America and Eastern Europe.