The European Graduate School
EST. 1994

Arts, Health and Society Division



AHS Book Database 1997


Foreword by Paolo Knill

Stephen K. Levine argues that poiesis, the creative act, is also the act by which we affirm our identity and humanity; in exploring this subject he shows the essential affinity of the creative and the therapeutic processes and explores the nature of creative acts. This book looks in detail at the connections between expressive arts, such as poetry, and psychology and develops understanding of the theoretical foundations which connect the arts and psychotherapy. It considers the context in which modern therapy emerged and looks at various aspects of different arts therapies. It provides a much-needed step in the theoretical underpinning of the expressive therapies.

1997: Stephen K. Levine

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 978-1-85302-488-7