Drawing on the expertise of leading creative arts therapists from around the world, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the role of the creative arts in the treatment of clients with eating disorders (EDs). The book explores how art, dance and movement, drama, music, and poetry therapies have fostered insights, growth, and recovery for patients across ED diagnoses (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating disorder), and comorbid diagnoses. It illustrates how each creative arts modality is implemented in the ED treatment process and covers a variety of treatment levels (residential, inpatient, intensive outpatient and outpatient). Each chapter is enriched with case illustrations to provide a greater depth of understanding of how the methods are used in clinical practice. This book is an incomparable overview of the value and diverse uses of the creative arts in the treatment of EDs, and it will be of interest to all arts therapists, psychodrama therapists, family therapists, as well as students of these disciplines.
Exploring the role of the creative arts in the treatment of eating disorders (EDs)
Annie Heiderscheit, Ph.D., MT-BC, LMFT is the Director of the Master of Music Therapy program at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN and assistant professor at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. She has spent 17 years in clinical practice working with clients in various levels of eating disorder treatment. She has 25 years of clinical experience as a board certified music therapist in various mental health and medical settings. Dr. Heiderscheit frequently presents internationally and nationally on her research and clinical practice. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. She currently serves as the past president of the World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) and the Director of Development and Finance for the International Association of Music and Medicine (IAMM).
Introduction. 1. Introduction to the Use of the Creative Arts Therapies in Eating Disorder Treatment. Annie Heiderscheit. 2. Client Perspectives on the Use of the Creative Arts Therapies in Eating Disorder Treatment. Erin Gargaro, recovered eating disorder patient, Minnesota, United States, Rhonda Guertin, recovered eating disorder patient, Minnesota, United States and Annie Heiderscheit. 3. A Multi-Theoretical Approach for Music Therapy in Eating Disorder Treatment. Katrina McFerran, University of Melbourne, Australia, and Annie Heiderscheit. 4. Resiliency Based Music Therapy in the Treatment of Adolescents with Eating Disorders. Sarah Punch, Monash Children's Hospital, Australia. 5. Expressive and Receptive Music Therapy in Eating Disorder Treatment. Gro Trondalen, Nowegian Academy of Music, Norway. 6. The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (BMGIM) in Eating Disorder Treatment. Annie Heiderscheit. 7. Making Sense through Creativity: Creative Arts Therapy with Adolescents in an Inpatient Eating Disorder Program. Nona Cameron, Monash Children's Hospital, Australia, and Sarah Kipnis, Monash Children's Hospital, Australia. 8. Body and Self: The Use of Art Therapy in Eating Disorder Treatment. Tamar Melmed Marmor, TreeStone Therapy, Minnesota, United States. 9. DBT in Action: Integrating Art Therapy Techniques and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training into the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Susan M. Clark, The Emily Program - Cleveland, Ohio, United States. 10. Beyond Words - Listening to the Body. Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, University of Minnesota, United States. 11. Dance and Movement Therapy for Patients with Eating Disorders: Model of Expressive Therapies Continuum. Kristine Vende, Rigas Stradins University, Latvia, Simona Orinska, Children's Hospital 'Gailezers', Latvia, Indra Majore-Dusele, Rigas Stradins University, Latvia, and Anda Upmale, Rigas Stradins University, Latvia. 12. Poetry Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Geri Chavis, St. Catherine University, Minnesota, United States. 13. Eating Disorder as Protector: The Use of Internal Family Systems and Drama Therapy to Help Clients Understand the Protective Functions of their Eating Disorders. Laura L. Wood, Castlewood Treatment Center, Missouri, United States. 14. Collaborative Work in Creative Arts Therapies. Annie Heiderscheit and Tamar Melmed Marmor. 15. Family and Multi-Family Experiential Work Using Creative Arts Therapies. Annie Heiderscheit and Leah Wellstone, St. Mary's University of Minnesota, United States. 16. Collaborating with a Creative Arts Therapist. Annie Heiderscheit, Tamar Melmed Marmor, Stacy Saindon, licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), Minnesota, United States, and Leah Wellstone. Appendix A. Training Requirements for the Creative Arts Therapies.