This site makes use of cookies to help improve our understanding of how you use the site.

On Learning From Being the In-Patient

21 April 2019

Sharing client voices: when art therapists have dual experience of being therapists and service users...


This article written by Ami Woods and Neil Springham, is one of the most cited articles ever published in International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape...

This case study concerns the dual experience of being both a mental health professional (art therapist) and a service user on a mental health inpatient ward. The study uses heuristic methodology to explore how the experience of being a service user affected being a service provider.

The art therapist was unable to use art therapy when a service user and this offers a rare chance to try to understand the barriers and opportunities to engaging with therapy in acute states.

The experience of being an inpatient was both hard to recall and to articulate and so a repeating interview cycle approach was used involving another art therapist asking questions, working from a comparable provider perspective, aiming to understand the user experience.

Both parties grouped the interviews transcripts into key learning themes... 

This article 
by Ami Woods & Neil Springham has been published here


All BAAT members 
have free access to all IJAT:Inscape articles through the members' area of the BAAT website here

Everyone is welcome to join BAAT as an Associate Member if they are not an Art Therapist here 

Keep up to date with the latest art therapy articles published in IJAT:Inscape by receiving email alerts here

You can follow IJAT:Inscape on Twitter @IJATInscape

You can join in with the conversation using the hashtag - we'd love to hear which #IJATInscape papers have influenced your practice or research?

IJAT:Inscape is published by BAAT and Taylor & Francis

 


This article written by Ami Woods & Neil Springham, is one of the most cited articles ever published in International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape...
This article written by Ami Woods & Neil Springham, is one of the most cited articles ever published in International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape...