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Creative Studies for Caring Professions

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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.

• 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

WRITTEN FOR: The creative studies module in Social Care, Early Childhood, and Community Development courses at HETAC and degree level.