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Creative Studies For The Caring Professions

Creative Studies For The Caring Professions

Denise Lyons

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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.

Written for the creative studies module in Social Care, Early Childhood, and Community Development courses at HETAC and degree level.

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

Additional Information

Author Denise Lyons
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 28 May 2010
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717147687

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