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Celia Hunt - Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing - 9781853027475 - V9781853027475
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Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing

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Description for Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing Paperback. Celia Hunt discusses how autobiographical fiction can be used in therapeutic work by art therapists, psychotherapists and creative writing tutors, as well as in personal development by writers of any kind. She draws up guidelines for a successful course on creative writing, and presents case studies and practical ideas for writing about the self. Series: Arts Therapies. Num Pages: 208 pages, references, index. BIC Classification: CBV; JMAF; MMJT. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 156 x 235 x 12. Weight in Grams: 330.
It was the author's own experience of fictional autobiography that led Celia Hunt serendipiditously to appreciate that such writing could be therapeutic. She noticed, for example, and this was subsequently echoed in many of her students' experiences, a beneficial psychological change - and increased inner freedom, greater psychic flexability (perhaps the key to creativity and psychological health), a stronger sense of personal identity. This book tells us about the hows and whys of such therapeutic change.' - AutoBiographyJournal.com 'A critical examination of the therapeutic possibilities of autobiographical fiction that draws on perspectives from both psychoanalytic and literary studies.' ... Read more

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Jessica Kingsley
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Arts Therapies
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About Celia Hunt
Celia Hunt is Lecturer in Continuing Education at the University of Sussex Centre for Continuing Education, with special responsibility for creative writing. She has established the certificate in creative writing and the postgraduate diploma in creative writing and personal development at the Centre. She is also associate fellow at the university's Institute of Education where she teaches the creative writing ... Read more

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