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Creative Studies for the Caring Professions

Creative Studies for the Caring Professions (Paperback)

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A unique new Irish text providing an introduction to the theory underpinning

the practice of using the creative arts as a tool or intervention in various

social care and community scenarios.

* Structure of the book provides students with a comprehensive overview of best practice in the field:

- Part 1 introduces the theory behind using the creative arts

- Part 2 describes the practical use of the creative arts

- Part 3 details creative activities for use in practice

* Highlights the use of various creative activities as a tool or intervention within a variety of social care, early childhood or community settings

* Explores the benefits of engaging in creative activities, such as:- Relationship development - Meeting new people - Learning through play - Becoming more self-aware - Means of personal expression - Means of communication - Having fun

* Facilitates skills-based learning, while also preparing the student for working as part of a multidisciplinary team

* Details many testimonials and case studies from practitioners within the fields of social care and youth work, demonstrating the use and benefits of creative activities

WRITTEN FOR: The creative studies module in Social Care, Early Childhood, and Community Development courses at HETAC and degree level.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social services Publisher: Gill Publication Date: 14/05/2010 ISBN-13: 9780717147687  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Denise Lyons is course co-ordinator and lecturer in Creative Studies and Personal Professional Development at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. Denise worked as a social care worker, using the creative arts in practice, and later as an art therapist working specifically with children in residential care.

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