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Art Therapists Creating Art – Alongside, With and For Service Users

This course is open to all who wish to attend. The course will outline the implications for theory and practice of creating art: alongside; with; and for service users. The ethical considerations and appropriateness of these ways of working will be examined and guidance offered for use within art therapy practice. Participants will also engage with experiential work and consider the experience from the perspectives of both service user and therapist.

Saturday the 4th of July 2020

10am to 4pm (registration from 9.30 am)

Location:

24-27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD

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The course will consider the role of the art object as a vital component in the process of ‘mirroring and attunement’ (Wright 2009). Wright’s theory develops and connects Klein’s (1952) object relations theory, Winnicott’s (1971) mirroring, with Stern’s (1985) notions about attunement, and applies them to the artist and the art object, facilitating a unique way of understanding the self.

 

The use of metaphor and symbolism will also be considered, as well as the value of aesthetics and humour within the therapeutic encounter. Once theory and context have been established, a range of creative and experiential techniques and tools will be taught and discussed.

 

On completion of this course you will be able to:

•  Describe art therapy interventions that make use of the art therapist’s own art making and its place in art therapy theory and practice.

•  Understand the process of ‘mirroring and attunement’ that takes place when making response art for service users and its use within the art therapy encounter.

•  Consider the ethics of using the art therapist’s own art making within groups and individual sessions with clients, through painting alongside, with or for service users.

•  Use one’s own artistic skills to develop and extend one’s art therapy practice by using response art techniques and interventions.

 

Dr Susan Carr is an art therapist, artist, and researcher, who has published articles in academic journals, presented papers at national and international conferences and exhibited in major exhibitions. Since completing her PhD in December 2015 Susan has written a book of her thesis entitled Portrait Therapy, exploring the theory and practice behind her development of this innovative intervention (published 2018 by Jessica Kingsley). In 2017 Susan’s PhD work attracted a grant from the Arts Council England, to stage the first major exhibition of this work (38 portraits), at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

 

Susan is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Art Therapy and a Director of Council for the British Association of Art Therapists. Susan has 12 years’ experience of working as an art therapist in palliative care and now works in private practice.

Additional Information:

Non BAAT Member fee: £170
Non BAAT Members:  To book please email info@baat.org  with your booking enquiry. You will also need to create a BAAT booking account by registering here: www.baat.org/Create-Account. This does not incur a fee.
 
Employer funded BAAT Member: £140
 
Full BAAT member self-funded: £105
 
Under-employed BAAT member self-funded: £95
 
Unemployed BAAT member: £85

Trainee BAAT member self-funded: £85
 
We have reserved 2 reduced places for Unemployed/Trainee BAAT members at £55 on a first come first serve basis. Please email info@baat.org in order to check availability.
 
Employer Payments & Invoicing:
If you or your employer would like to be invoiced for your place on this course, please complete this Invoice form  Invoice Request - Event Booking  and return it to info@baat.org.
 
Lunch and refreshments included. 

 

Convenors: Dr Susan Carr

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