Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference

Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference

Cardiff, July 2019 Dr Joanna Omylinska-Thurston, Dr Scott Thurston and Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall from the Arts for the Blues team, recently presented an update of our work at the annual conference, which each year attracts academics and practitioners working in around the field of psychology. https://www.bps.org.uk/events/division-counselling-psychology-annual-conference-2019 The Division of Counselling Psychology Annual Conference exists to provide a forum for dissemination, discussion, and debate in relation to a range of cutting-edge issues.

BACP 2019 Conference Presentation

BACP 2019 Conference Presentation

The Arts for the Blues team have been in Belfast this week presenting at the 25th Annual Research Conference of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. We received some excellent and encouraging feedback from our attendees and thoroughly enjoyed the conference as participants. For an abstract of the paper we presented see below

The Arts in Psychotherapy Weekend Event

The Arts in Psychotherapy Weekend Event

Personal and professional flourishing for one’s self, clients, and communities- a weekend of workshops, reflections and growth. 1st – 2nd June 2019 Edge Hill University How might we flourish as individuals, who nurture ourselves and others? What supports flourishing, wellbeing and development for clients, professionals and communities?  In this workshop we will explore experientially the arts in psychotherapy as a means for nurturing of ourselves, our clients and the communities we live in. This experiential weekend will draw on our…

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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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Journal Article Published!

Journal Article Published!

Our first article for this research study has been published in Perspectives in Public Health, a link to which is below. The article details how we developed the framework for a new pluralistic ‘meta-approach’ of therapy for depression, based on; an interdisciplinary thematic synthesis of active ingredients, considered specific features implemented in therapy, and client-reported helpful factors considered to be the broad features or experiences in therapy from both talking therapies and creative approaches. This framework led to to the…

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