CREATIVE METHODS IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
“Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way round.” Stephen King
As societies change over time, there is a greater need to think about how best to provide guidance and counselling to those in need. This NEW Special Issue engages with a diversity of arts forms – including careers dialogue, therapies, poetry and psychometrics (yes psychometrics!!!) – and brings together theoretical and practice-based perspectives on the question of what CREATIVITY can bring to guidance and counselling practices in individual and social contexts.
I have 50 free copies available of the article entitled ‘The healing muses: research, theory and practice of creative methods in guidance and counselling.’ To download click here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03069885.2020.1724397
Vol. 48, Issue 1 contains 12 thought-provoking articles with some great ideas for practice including:
1. Arts for the blues – a new creative psychological therapy for depression, by Ailsa Parsons et al.
2. Towards a deeper integration of creative methods in counselling: some thoughts about frameworks for practice, by Valerie Thomas.
3. Inter-professional learning: initial observations of the art psychological tools used in the post-qualifying postgraduate training in counselling children and young people, by Blanka Hubena & Judith Mulcahy
4. Career assessment and creativity: potential complementarity or a contradiction in terms? by Mark Watson & Mary McMahon
5. The vocational ID – connecting life design counselling and personality systems interaction theory, by Mark Schreiber et al.
6. Use of career narratives and collage in the exploration of the self and the meaning of a career, by Anne Chant
7. Bridging cultural divides with the power of poetry: an educator’s reflection, by Caylee Kreller
8. Dialogical Temporal Chair Technique, by Malgorzta Kysiak
9. Innovative career construction counselling for a creative adolescent, by Jacobus Gideon Maree
10. The philosophy of self-care, individuation and psychodrama: exploring creative means to encountering the “unknown other” in self, by Barbara A. Schellhammer
11. Standards of performance and aesthetics in counselling and beyond, by Morten Nissen
12. Transforming career stories through poetry: a group-based career counselling intervention, by Esther Wafula
Finally, the Special Issue team is great indebted to Associate Professor Siobhan Neary for organising an excellent BOOK REVIEW undertaken by Morag Walling, Kings’ College London (The Careers Group).
Creative Career Coaching: Theory into Practice written by Liane Hambly and Ciara Bomford