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Creative Studies for the Caring Professions

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.


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Publication Date

May 2010




Paperback, 289 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Education


Part 1: Introduction to Creative Arts (Theory)
1: Introduction to Creative Studies in Health and Social Care Education and
2: The Benefits of using the Creative Arts
3: Reflective Journaling as a Learning Tool
4: Drama and Play
5: The Body: A Language of Expression
6: Defining Creativity and Children’s Development through Creativity
7: Creative Arts in the Community
8: Music and Self: Share the Beat and Sing the Journey
9: Drama to Aid Language Learning and Communication
10: Creative Group Facilitation
11: Assessment in Creative Studies
Part 2: Introduction to Creative Arts (Practice)
12: Benefits of Using the Creative Arts in Mental Health
13: Sib-Shops as a Creative Tool with Siblings
14: Elderly Care and Creativity
15: Creativity and Disability
16: The Importance of Creativity for Young People from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
17: Using the C


244 x 174 mm


By Denise Lyons

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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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