The purpose of the art therapy conference is to provide a platform to share the innovative use of the arts in practice in the arts therapies focusing on art-based practice, art-based supervision, and art-based research. The day will include lectures, workshops, and masterclasses focusing on the interconnections between different art forms and media and different theoretical frameworks used to support creativity and health.
The programme of events includes online lectures, on campus lectures, workshops and masterclasses.
Keynote speakers: Shaun McNiff and Professor Helen Payne PhD
Friday 22nd July – 9.30- 4.30pm BST - online or on-campus event – UK
The purpose of the second day of the conference is to provide a platform to share the methods, approaches, theory base and research in this area of innovative integrative arts therapy practice. The day will allow us to experience what happens when we take our art, drama, music, and movement therapy practices outdoors.
Keynote speakers: Ian Siddons Heginworth, Vanessa Jones & Gary Nash
Saturday 23rd July – 9.30am – 5.00pm BST – on-campus or online event - UK
Environmental arts therapy is an arts-based approach to working therapeutically in outdoor spaces and emerges from the creative exchange that has occurred between the ecopsychology movement and the arts therapies professions and communities.