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Course re-scheduled. New dates will be shortly advertised. Touch, Matter and the Gaze: the Role of Joint Attention

This course is for qualified Art Therapists and Art Therapy Trainees only. Touch, Matter and the Gaze: the role of joint attention for children with visual impairments and added disabilities. Joint attention in is crucial for understanding the particular dynamics in art therapy with children who are congenitally blind, partially sighted and might have added disabilities.

Friday 14th of October 2016

9.30am to 5pm


Claremont Project, 24 – 27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD

Based on clinical material and psychodynamic and art therapy theory, this course aims to deepen participants’ awareness and understanding of the processes of looking and touching within the triangular relationship. We will scrutinize the progressive development of symbolization with this diverse client group alongside observing and rethinking issues around useful therapeutic interventions in art therapy. Uwe Herrmann PG Dip AT, MA (AT), PhD, trained at the University of Hertfordshire and Goldsmiths College, where he completed his PhD on art psychotherapy with the congenitally blind in 2011. Since 1991 he has practised art therapy at the State Institute for the Blind in Hanover, Germany. Since 2000 he has been a lecturer and professor on the MA in Art Therapy at Berlin-Weissensee University.

Additional Information:

BAAT Member fee:

Employer funded Member: £130

Full member self funded: £100

Under-employed member self funded: £80

Trainee member self funded: £80

The 2 reduced places for unemployed/trainee BAAT members have been claimed.

Non BAAT member fee: £160 to book please email with your booking enquiry.

Joint Attention Programme.pdf

Lunch and refreshments included.

Convenors: Uwe Hermaan

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