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(FULLY BOOKED: Please do not attend unless you have received confirmation of your booking from BAAT) Attachment & The Arts Conference

This conference is now full. Please do not attend unless you have received confirmation of your booking from BAAT. Trusting closeness: Advances in art therapy for attachment trauma. Being close to others and having trusting relationships is at the heart of being human. The breaking of these affectional bonds can have cruel and catastrophic effects on any of us. Attachment theories are showing that epistemic trust is a key component of many experiences currently diagnosed as mental illness

The BAAT series of ‘Attachment and the Arts’ conferences has aimed to explore art therapy through the lens of attachment theory. The questions are: ‘What is the value of art in building close, trusting relationships?’; ‘What are the implications for art therapy practice and research?’ In this conference (the sixth in the series), we will showcase some significant advances from the USA and the UK which take forward our understanding. These exciting developments include assessment, psychosis, parent-child dyadic work, borderline personality disorders and joint attention.

We are delighted to have as our keynote speaker Donna Betts, PhD, ATR-BC, Board President of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) and Professor in the Graduate Art Therapy Program at the George Washington University who will reflect on how attachment theory has impacted on American art therapy practice and introduce an art-based attachment assessment tool.

Keynote Speaker:

Donna Betts, PhD, ATR-BC, Board President of the American Art Therapy Association ‘Applications of Attachment Theory in American Art Therapy Practice Illustrated through the Bird’s Nest Drawing and Story.’

Presenters

Lizzie Taylor Buck: ‘Research in Dyadic child-parent art therapy’;

Sarah Parkinson: ‘Innovation in art therapy with early intervention for psychosis’;

Ioanna Zenophontes and Marie-France Mutti: ‘Building Trust through art – lived experience research into art therapy from service users’ perspective;

Dr Val Huet and Dr Neil Springham: ‘Joint Attention and Art Therapy: new evidence, new practice.’

Please click on the pdf for programme Attachment and the arts 2016 programme.pdf

Additional Information:

BAAT Member fee:


Employer funded Member: £130

Full member self funded: £115

Under-employed member self funded: £100

Unemployed member: £90

Trainee member: £50

Non BAAT member self funded fee: £150

Employer funded invoicing: To book please email info@baat.org with full invoicing details/ purchase order.

 

Lunch and refreshments included.

Convenors:

Keynote Speaker: Donna Betts

Presenters: Lizzie Taylor Buck, Sarah Parkinson, Ioanna Zenophontes and Marie-France Mutti, Dr Val Huet and Dr Neil Springham.

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