Film/Video-Based Therapy

Video and FIlmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice Edited by Joshua L Cohen and J. Lauren Johnson with Penelope Orr and a Foreword by Cathy Malchiodi

For a free webinar on this book: please visit www.yourdigitalstorytellingproject.com

This website is intended to create a collaboration between filmmakers, psychologists, anthropologists, psychiatrists, and art therapists in forming a discussion about the use of film and video based therapy. The content of the webpage is intended to be an appendix to the book Film and Video as Therapy:Research and Practice, to be published by Routledge in 2015. To order the book, please visit the following website

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138781429/

 

In addition to promoting the book to help raise awareness of this intervention, we hope to gain feedback on the blog by facilitating communications with those interested in fostering the growth of this concept through questions, concerns, and/or ideas.  

 

 

Please feel free to explore the space within the webpage and ask questions on the blog.

 

This interactive space is meant to stir up questions as well as to inspire creativity and rethinking what it means to be a creative therapist

 

The use of film and video in/as therapy has a decades-long history in practice. Early work in this field included the post-World War II use of experimental, non-narrative films to calm veterans suffering from shell shock, and the 1970s saw boys in a group creating short films together to foster group cohesion, mastery skills, and better communication. With the advent of portable video equipment in the 1970s, female artists began turning the camera on themselves, making them the object of their own gaze. The precursor to the selfie’ Despite this fact, there is a dearth of literature on the theory and practice of using film/video production as therapy and the multidisciplinary practitioners who support its use. Copious literature exists discussing the use of several related media in a therapeutic context, such as photography, writing, drawing, music, and drama, but this body of literature is virtually vacant of film/video as a therapeutic medium. Despite the fact that there is little writing in this area, numerous practitioners from around North America and Europe are quietly working in this area – often independently, as the community of practitioners in this field is still quite small and geographically scattered. In an effort to build community among film/video-based therapy practitioners, and to introduce our work to others in our broader practice and research communities, we introduce this edited book on the theory and practice of film/video-based therapy. Representing the fields of anthropology, psychology, and art therapy, and perspectives as diverse as psychodynamic theory, and narrative theory, this book is the quintessential introductory resource for film/video-based therapy. This anthology is intended as an introductory foundation for the broad array of work we do in this exciting field, and is intended to introduce, justify, and explicate our practice to a broader audience.

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Anderson, K. & Wallace, B. (2015) Digital Storytelling as a Trauma Narrative Intervention for Children Exposed to Domestic ViolenceIn J. Cohen.,  J.L. Johnson., & P. Orr. (Eds), Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

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Austin, B. (2010). Technology, art therapy, and psychodynamic theory: Computer animation with an adolescent in foster care. In C. H. Moon (Ed.), Materials and media in art therapy (pp. 199-213). New York, NY: Routledge. 

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Brawner, B. (1993). The therapeutic use of video in the treatment of adolescents (Unpublished master’s thesis). California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA. 

Carlton, N..  Expansive Palletes. (2015). In J. Cohen.,  J.L. Johnson., & P. Orr. (Eds), Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

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Christie, M., & McGrath, M. (1989). Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything: Film in therapy: The sequel. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 10, 145-150.

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Cohen, J. (2000). Catharsis: Film-healing: Collaborative art-therapy. Retrieved June 25, 2015, from http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?Search_Arg=Catharsis%3A+Film-healing%3A+Collaborative+art-therapy&Search_Code=TALL&PID=NziJkd0nUD9EGOE6XGCOwOfhBaaX&SEQ=20150625174017&CNT=25&HIST=1

Cohen, J. (2007). The use of video therapy to treat depression in adolescent males (Unpublished masters’ thesis). Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. 

Cohen, J. (2013). Film and soul: A theoretical exploration of the use of video and other film-based therapy to help transform identity in therapeutic practice (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3551606)

 Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

Cohen, J. & Orr, P.  (2015) Film/Video-Based Therapy and Editing as Process from a Depth Psychological Perspective.  In Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

Dequine, E. R., & Pearson-Davis, S. (1983). Videotaped improvisational drama with emotionally disturbed adolescents: A pilot study. Arts in Psychotherapy, 10(1), 15-21. doi:10.1016 /0197-4556(83)90014-X

Ehinger, J. (2009). Exploring dreamspace through video art with at-risk youth (Unpublished master’s thesis). Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

Ehinger, J. (2015). Filming the Fantasy: Green Screen Technology from Novelty to Psychotherapy. In  Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

 Emunah, R. (1997). Drama therapy and psychodrama: An integrated model. International Journal of Action Methods: Psychodrama, Skill Training, and Role Playing, 50, 108-134. 

Fredericksen, D. (2001). Jung/Sign/symbol/film. In C. Hauke & I. Alister (Eds.), Jung and film: Post Jungian takes on the moving image (pp.17-51). Philadelphia, PA: Taylor.

Fredericksen, D. (2005). Why should we take Jungian film studies seriously? Spring 73, 31-40.  

Fryrear, J. (1981). Videotherapy in mental health. Springfield, Ill.: C.C. Thomas.

Furman, L. (1990). Video therapy: An alternative for the treatment of adolescents. Arts in Psychotherapy, 17, 165-169. doi:10.1016/0197-4556(90)90027-N 

Gabbard, G. O. (1997). The psychoanalyst at the movies. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 78(3), 429-434.

Gabbard, G. O., & Gabbard, K. (1999). Psychiatry and the cinema (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

Gardano, A. (1994). Creative video therapy with early adolescent girls in short-term treatment. Journal of Child and Adolescent Group Therapy, 4(2), 99-116. doi:10.1007/BF02548483

Heilveil, I. (1983). Video in mental health practice: An activities handbook. New York: Springer Pub.

Jamerson, J. (2013). Expressive Remix Therapy: Using Digital Media Art in Therapeutic         Group Sessions With Children and Adolescents. Creat Nurs Creative Nursing, 182-188.

Johnson, J.L., & Alderson, K.G.  (2008).  Therapeutic filmmaking: An exploratory pilot study.  Arts in Psychotherapy, 35(1), 11-19.

Johnson, L. (2015) Vision, Story, Medicine: Therapeutic Filmmaking and First Nations Communities In Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

Johnson, J.L, & Cohen, J. (2015).  Ethics in the Digital Age: Addressing The Challenges of Film/Video Based Therapy.  In Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

Kavitski, J. (2015) Expanding the Scope of Traditional Art Therapy with Green Screen Technology In Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

Kerem, Y. (2015) Video Art Therapy In Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

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               Malchiodi, C. (2000). Art therapy and computer technology: A virtual studio of possibilities.                  London: Jessica Kingsley. 

                Malchiodi, C. A., & Johnson, E. R. (2012). Digital art therapy with hospitalized children. Art                                 Therapy and Health Care, 106. New York: Guilford Press. 

               Malchiodi, C. (2012). Handbook of art therapy (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press. 

               Malchiodi, C. (2013). Art therapy and health care. New York: Guilford Press. 

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McGurl, C.,  Seegobin, W.  Hamilton, E. , McMinn, M. (2015). The Benefits of a Grief and Loss Program with a Unique Technological Intervention.(to be published) In Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

               McNiff, S. (2004). Art heals: How creativity cures the soul. Boston: Shambhala. 

 Mosinski, B. (2010). Video art and activism: Applications in art therapy. In C. H. Moon (Ed.), Materials and media in art therapy (pp. 257-269). New York, NY: Routledge. 

Murch, W. (2001). In the blink of an eye (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Viking.

Otanez, M. , Lakota, W. (2015).  Digital storytelling: using videos to increase social wellness. In Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

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Orr, P. (2010). Social remixing: Art therapy media in the digital age. In C. H. Moon (Ed.), Materials and media in art therapy (pp. 89-100). New York, NY: Routledge.

Orr, P. (2015).  Special Education Students and Documentary Production: A Case Study. In Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

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Tuval-Mashiach, R.&  Patton, B. (2015) Digital Video Production: Healing for the YouTube Generation of Veterans In Cohen J,L, , Johnson, J.., & Orr. P (Eds), (2015) Video and Filmmaking as Psychotherapy: Research and Practice.  New York: Routledge.

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