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Video excerpts of the Key Ingredients

Video excerpts of the Key Ingredients

We are delighted to showcase our short videos which illustrate the eight key ingredients which underpin the design and delivery of this creative psychological therapy model. The key ingredients have been formed from the results of our thematic synthesis of 76 articles referring to helpful factors in the treatment of depression across a range of NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) therapeutic interventions including CBT, counselling for depression, psychodynamic and arts psychotherapies. The helpful factors in psychotherapeutic treatments…

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Student training event

Student training event

17th April 2021 (online) We spent a wonderful training day with counselling and psychotherapy students from both masters and undergraduate programmes at the University of Salford and Edge Hill University. We also had lecturers from both universities attending both in a support and participation capacity, alongwith invited mental health practitioners.  Today was the first of two training days, in which we focused on learning about the model and contributing to the activities for the key ingredients. The model is currently…

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Arts for the Blues training day

Arts for the Blues training day

16 January 2021 This weekend we had such an inspiring day with a wonderful group of therapists, counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists, who together explored the creative possibilities for online delivery of the Arts for the Blues model.  We are so thankful to connect with everyone.  Here are some of the creative outputs from the day!    Who are you? How do you feel right now? Introducing ourselves using a whiteboard (beginning of workshop) How do you feel now? (closing of…

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Release of new publication!

Release of new publication!

The Arts for the Blues team are delighted to announce their third publication which presents the twelve session creative psychotherapy model for depression This article details the approach taken by the team to inform the model and presents the eight key ingredients that underpin the therapy.  Omylinska-Thurston, J., Karkou, V., Parsons, A.S., Nair, K., Haslam, S., Dubrow-Marshall,  L., Starkey, J., Thurston, S., Dudley-Swarbrick, I. and Sharma, S (2020). Arts for the Blues: the development of a new evidence-based creative group…

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E-Arts for Covid Blues: online workshop

E-Arts for Covid Blues: online workshop

ESRC Festival of Social Science Tuesday 10 November 2020   In response, the Arts for the Blues team are offering a free online creative psychological therapeutic session for working with these problems, as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. We will use simple creative tools such as movement, drawing or writing as well as talking and the session will involve small and large group work. The workshop will last 90 minutes (10:00-11.30) followed by a 30 min break…

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Arts for the Blues adapted for postnatal depression

Arts for the Blues adapted for postnatal depression

Tuesday 3rd November 19:00-21:00 UK time We invite you to join ENGAGE….conversations conceived across performance studies and the maternal. A series of online forums which consider, through different artistic and academic perspectives, how maternal performance helps us to understand the lived condition of motherhood. Each forum responds to a themed-provocation (question) and features a panel of guest speakers plus a Q & A. Emma Perris and Prof Vicky Karkou from Edge Hill University will be amongst several presenters on the forum…

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