Working with Anger Creatively: 70 Art Therapy-Inspired Activities to Safely Soothe, Harness, and Redirect Anger for Meaningful Change

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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6.06 X 9.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.64 pounds

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About the Author

Erica Curtis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board-Certified Art Therapist with a private practice in San Juan Capistrano, California. For over twenty years, Erica has specialized in the integration of cutting edge, creative, and compassionate approaches to improving lives of others.
She is an award-winning author, internationally sought speaker, and has been cited in over 100 media outlets including PBS, The Boston Globe, USA Today, and Elle.
Erica serves as core faculty and curriculum developer for UCLArts & Healing and is the admissions consultant for the Loyola Marymount University Department of Marital and Family Therapy with specialized training in art therapy. Erica has served multiple terms on the board of directors of the American Art Therapy Association and is a past president of the Southern California Art Therapy Association, from which she received the highest recognition: Honorary Life Member.

Erica Curtis is a master at taking complicated emotions like anger, a feeling that seems so intimidating and overwhelming to most of us, and providing expertly organized and practical strategies that anyone will benefit from using. She provides 70 creative and inventive exercises that will get you thinking about anger from a much more compassionate perspective. I look forward to using Erica's art therapy exercises in my sessions with clients in the future!--Risa Williams, therapist and award-winning author of The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit, The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit and The Ultimate Self-Esteem Toolkit
An indispensable guide for clinicians seeking to integrate creativity into emotional management. Erica uses her expertise to distil Art therapy's principles and turn anger management into an enjoyable, impactful journey for both practitioners and clients.--Nadia Paredes, LMFT, ATR
With creativity, a wealth of knowledge, expertise and skill, Erica Curtis delivers a masterful step-by-step book for mental health providers to put therapeutic art activities into practice immediately. This is a much needed guide to acknowledge, access and express anger through the healing application of expressive art.--Marci Dadd, Clinical Art Therapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
An ingeniously constructive way to explore the relationship with anger. Thoughtful guidelines to promote healing and decrease harm for trained clinicians experimenting with creativity in therapeutic practice for the first time. A straightforward, adaptive, and user-friendly resource most useful for art therapists or art therapist trainees.--Louvenia Jackson, Ph.D., LMFT, ATR-BC, author of Cultural Humility in Art Therapy. Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Marital and Family Therapy with Specialization in Art Therapy Department at Loyola Marymount University
Erica Curtis has done it again! This book not only gives a thorough review of how to work with anger creatively it also gives you confidence in executing these interventions. The skills build upon each other yet also stand alone. They are extremely person-centered and meeting individuals where they are. This book acknowledges how anger is an emotion just like all the others and therefore is not bad. Utilizing the creative interventions in this book will help individuals find balance with anger-which can provide a positive transformation. Furthermore, this book's approaches could be easily integrated with other therapeutic modalities. I highly recommend!