Expressive Arts Therapies
Brooker, M. R. (2015). Focusing and art as ways to explore the implicit and non-verbal aspects of women's abortion experiences. Outskirts Online Journal (32), pp. 1-14.
Ikemi, A., Yano, K., Miyake, M, & Matsuoka, S. (2007). Experiential Collage Work: Exploring Meaning in Collage from a Focusing-Oriented Perspective in Journal of Japanese Clinical Psychology 25(4):464-475.
Leijssen, M.(1992). Experiential focusing through drawing. The Folio, Fall 1992
Merkur, B. (1997). Focusing-Using-Art With Adolescents. The Folio. Vol 16, No. 1-2, pp. 51-54
Rappaport, L. (2015). Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts Therapies and Mindfulness with Children and Adolescents with Trauma. In C. Malchiodi, (Ed.) Creative interventions with traumatized children, 2nd edition. New York: Guilford Press.
Rappaport, L. (2014). Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts Therapy: Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion, and Accessing Inner Wisdom. In L. Rappaport. (Ed.), Mindfulness and the arts therapies: Theory and practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Rappaport, L. (2013). Focusing-oriented art therapy with people who have chronic illnesses. In C. Malchiodi (Ed.). Art therapy and healthcare. New York: Guilford Press.
Rappaport, L. (2009). Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body's Wisdom and Creative Intelligence. London & PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Rappaport, L. (2008). Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy. The Folio, Vol. 21, No.1, pp.139-155.
Rappaport, L. (1988). Focusing and Art Therapy. The Focusing Connection, Vol. V, No. 3, May, 1988.
Rappaport, L. (2006). Focusing and Art Therapy: Bridging Inner and Outer Experiences of Creativity. The Focusing Institute Newsletter, Vol. Vi, No. 3, Sep, 2006
Rappaport, L. (2006). Clearing A Space: Expressing the Wholeness Within Using Art. Unpublished article; excerpts from book, Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy.
Rappaport, L. (1998). Focusing and art therapy: tools for working through post- traumatic stress disorder, A Journal for Focusing and Experiential Therapy,17 (1), 36-40.
Rappaport, L. (1993). Focusing with art and creative movement: a method for stress management, The Focusing Connection, X(2),1-3
Rappaport, L. (2013). Trusting the felt sense in art-based research. In S. McNiff, (Ed.) Art as research: Opportunities and challenges. Bristol, UK: Intellect Publishers.
Santen, B. (2007). Into the Fear Factory: Treating Children of Trauma with Body Maps. The Folio, Vol. 20, No.1, pp.60-78.
Stapert, M. and Verliefde, E. (2008). Focusing with Children - The art of communicating with children at school and at home. Ross-On-Wye, UK: PCCS Books.
Tsuchie, S. (2003). Our Internal Weather. The Focusing Institute Newsletter, Vol 3, No.1.
Weiner, E. T. & Rappaport, L. (2014). Mindfulness and Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapy with Children and Adolescents. In L. Rappaport, (Ed.), Mindfulness and the arts therapies: Theory and practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Yuba, N. and Murayama, Sh. (1988). Clearing a Space with Drawing in Play Therapy. The Focusing Folio, Vol.7, No.1, 1988
Expressive Arts/Art Therapy Dissertations
Chidanand, R. (2014). A Quantitative Study Exploring the Effects of Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapy - Internet Protocol (FOAT-IP) on stress, anxiety, depression, and positive states of mind in South Asian women.
Expressive Arts/Art Therapy Theses
Cooney, A. ( ). An Investigation of the Role of the Felt Sense in Art Therapy.
Findley, E. (2013). Focusing-Oriented Interventions to Reduce Suicidality in Caucasian Middle-Aged-Men: A Program Design. Unpublished thesis: Philips Graduate Institute.
McGrath, J. (2013). The Effects of Clearing a Space with Art on Women with Chronic Pain.
Expressive Arts/Art Therapy Grants
Colle, S. (2013). Using Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy to Form Secure Attachments
Groddeck, N. Focusing und Kunsttherapie
Leijssen, Mia. Focusing experiencial a través del dibujo. Experiential Focusing Through Drawing. The Folio: A Journal for Focusing and Experiential Therapy,Volume 11, Nº3, 1992, pp. 35-40. Traducción: Denisse Domínguez Cortés. Revisión: Luis Robles Campos.
Movement and Dance Therapy
(For additional information, visit the Movement and Body page)
Writing and Poetry Therapy
Finch, M. Focusing and the Making of a Poem. The Focusing Folio, Vol. 5, No.3, 88-95
Klein, J., Psy.D. Chapter Two: I Have Ears inside My Stomach, Inside-Me Stories "Something is Happening Inside-Me!" Teacher's combined edition. Volume One: Grades 3-5 and Volume Two: Grades 1-2. The INside-People Press, 1998 (Revised Feb. 2000).
Drama Therapy, Psychodrama, and Theater
Seibel, M. (2003). The Theatre And Focusing: A Double Process. The Focusing Institute Newsletter.
Wislesky, J. (2007). From Fear To Freedom - How Creative Alternatives Theatre Can Help Overcome Self-stigmatization. The Folio, Vol. 20, No.1, pp.122-129
Integrated Expressive Arts Therapy
Klagsbrun,J., Rappaport, L. Marcow-Speiser,,V. Post, P., Stepakoff, S. Karman, S. (2005). Focusing and Expressive Arts Therapy as a Complementary Treatment for Women with Breast Cancer in Journal of Creativity and Mental Health. Vol. 1, No.1, 107-137.
(Also visit the Focusing and Children page.)
Marder, D. (1997). Sarah: Focusing and Play Therapy with a 6 year Old Girl. The Focusing Folio, Vol. 16, Nos. 1-2, 75-80.
Marder, D. (1988). Rainbows and Dinosaurs: Focusing on Positive Qualities of a Child The Focusing Connection, Vol.V, No.4
Neagu, G. (1986). Focusing and Play Therapy. The Focusing Folio, Vol.5, nr.2
Articles by Eugene Gendlin on Creativity and Imagery
Gendlin, E.T. (1980). Imagery is more powerful with focusing: Theory and practice. In J.E. Shorr, G.E. Sobel, P. Robin, J.A. Connella (Eds.), Imagery. Its many dimensions and applications, pp. 65-73. New York/London: Plenum Press.
Gendlin, E.T. (1981). Focusing and the development of creativity. The Focusing Folio, 1(1), 13-16.
Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body's Wisdom and Creative Intelligence by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., ATR-BC
Focusing with Children - The art of communicating with children at school and at home by Marta Stapert and Erik Verliefde
International Association of Focusing Oriented Therapists www.focusingtherapy.org
Focusing Arts Institute www.focusingarts.com
For additional information or to submit an article relevant to this site, please email Laury Rappaport: firstname.lastname@example.org