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Art Therapy Practice Research Network Symposium - Coproduction in Art Therapy Practice & Research

Coproduction is term increasingly used to signpost involvement of mental health service users in defining and shaping the services they receive.

Friday 4th June 2021

10:00am - 16:00pm

Location:

Delivered Online via Zoom - Booking will close 1-week prior to the start date: Zoom invite will be sent once booking has closed

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Coproduction is term increasingly used to signpost involvement of mental health service users in defining and shaping the services they receive. Whilst this approach may be seen overall as positive, it can sometimes be applied in perfunctory way with a tokenistic involvement of service users. This may reflect the fact that many complex issues are involved in implementing an active coproduction approach as service users and professional work together to define consensus and differences between their perspectives. It also indicates a fundamental shift of paradigm for practice and research for many professions, including art therapy:

 

“By definition, coproduction actively invites diversity and participation, but some contexts lend themselves more easily to this approach than others. If art therapy is placed within the broader mental health treatment field, it must engage with a difficult history of power abuse, stigma and exclusion.” (Springham & Xenophontes, 2021).

 

This symposium will include presentations on best coproduction approach in different areas of art therapy practice and research. Art therapy and coproduction have much to offer each other: Coproduction strengthens art therapy theory and art therapy gives voice and inclusion to those verbally challenged by developmental, cognitive or traumatic barriers.

 

We will explore the different challenges from service users and art therapists’ perspectives, how to meet these and how to support a continuing joint exploration of complex issues which cannot be easily solved.

 

The symposium is also timed to coincide with the publication of a special issue of IJAT on Coproduction and we are delighted that many of the authors featured there will be able to join us on the day, which will include individual and panel presentations and group discussions.

Click on PDF for Programme ATPRN SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME 2021 (2).pdf

 

Additional Information:

Trainee & Full Unemployed BAAT Member: £10.00


BAAT Members, Full, Associate and Underemployed: £30.00

 

All BAAT Members - Employer Funded: £40.00

 

Non-BAAT Member: £50.00



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