"An essential book for trauma-informed therapists! The authors eloquently describe the benefits and the necessity of taking a creative and integrative approach to treatment. They highlight the unique strengths of different paradigms and then deftly illustrate how these models can overlap, compliment, strengthen, and enhance each other. Case examples and a generous offering of creative strategies illuminate the powerful healing that comes from weaving together approaches that safely identify and metabolize the cognitive, emotional, somatic, and visual aspects of traumatic experiences and memories."
– Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA
Author of "Finding Your Ruby Slippers:
Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch"
"When treating trauma, the empowerment embedded in the healing approach must counter the intricacies and nuances of trauma’s complexity. EMDR and the expressive arts each have their own histories of support for successfully accomplishing this goal. Now, this curated group of talented clinicians lend their voices to articulating creative integrations of these modalities in a manner that dramatically extends their effectiveness and reach."
– Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S
EMDRIA approved consultant
"Building on the interdisciplinary foundations of the expressive arts therapies, this text offers practical applications for integrating theory and practice strategies within an EMDR framework to improve clinical care for the treatment of psychological trauma. Collectively, the authors spearhead an inclusive approach that promotes service accessibility in a wider social-cultural context. The first of its kind, this book will bolster the utility of expressive therapies-informed EMDR practices and promote an awareness of complementary approaches to person-centered care."
– Juliet L. King (ABD), ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC
Associate Professor Art Therapy; The George Washington University
Adjunct Associate Professor Neurology; Indiana University School of Medicine
"Offering a well-integrated approach to understanding the complexities in trauma recovery, this book provides an incredible resource for integrating two powerful, evidence-based treatments to promote healing from trauma. Using a socio-political and culturally humble lens, the authors explore how integrated Art Therapy and EMDR facilitate recovery from interpersonal and community traumas in our global society."
– Amy Backos, PhD, ATR-BC
Founder: Art Therapy Center of San Francisco
Author: "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Art Therapy"