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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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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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Arts for the Blues in Greece

Arts for the Blues in Greece

4th January 2020, Thessaloniki This January, Vicky led an experimental workshop and seminar based on the Arts for the Blues approach. Participants included arts psychotherapists (dance, drama, arts and music) as well as primarily verbal psychotherapists and psychologists. The day focused on the contribution of the arts to the treatment of depression and experiential work based on research findings.

Creative Therapies Conference

Creative Therapies Conference

25th October 2019, University of Salford Ailsa Parsons and Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall, both members of the Arts for the Blues project, presented and delivered an experiential workshop at the first ever Creative Therapies Conference at Salford University. This full day event celebrated and explored how creativity can be used therapeutically through every age of life. Attendees included practitioners and academics from the fields of performing arts, psychology, psychotherapy including arts psychotherapies and health professionals.

Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing

Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing

The Arts for the Blues research project is led by Professor Vicky Karkou, Director of the newly established Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing, at Edge Hill University. The purpose of the centre is to engage with impactful interdisciplinary research on the contribution of the arts towards the wellbeing of people across the life span, their communities and environments that is participatory, ethical and of direct value. The Centre has developed from the Arts and Wellbeing Research Group that has…

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