Arts For The Blues Publications

Haslam, S., Parsons, A.S., Omylinska-Thurston, J., Nair, K., Harlow, J., Lewis, J., Thurston, S., Griffin, J., Dubrow-Marshall, L. and Karkou, V. (2019). Arts for the Blues – A New Creative Psychological Therapy for Depression: Pilot Workshop Report. Perspectives in Public Health. Volume: 139 issue: 3, page(s): 137-146

Parsons, A.S., Omylinska-Thurston, J., Karkou, V., Harlow, J., Haslam, S., Hobson, J., Nair, K., Dubrow-Marshall, L., Thurston, S. and Griffin, J. (2019) Arts for the Blues – A New Creative Psychological Therapy for Depression. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.

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 psychotherapy for depression. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research

Karkou, V., Omylinska-Thurston, J., Parsons, A.S., Lewis, J., Dubrow-Marshall, L.,  Thurston, S. (in preparation). Arts for the Blues: Initial results from IAPT services on a  new evidence-based psychological intervention for depression. 

Parsons, A., Kefalogianni, M., Dubrow-Marshall, L., Turner, R., Ingleton, H., Omylinska-Thurston, J., Thurston, S., and Karkou, V. (accepted for publication). Reflections on Offering a Therapeutic Creative Arts Intervention with Cult Survivors: A Collective Biography. International Journal of Coercion, Abuse and Manipulation. 

Parsons, A., Turner, R., Ingleton, H., Kefalogianni, M., Dubrow- Marshall, L., Omylinska-Thurston, J.,Karkou, V., Thurston, S. (submitted for publication) Flowing towards freedom with multimodal creative therapy: The healing power of therapeutic arts for ex cult-members. The Arts in Psychotherapy. 

Thurston, S., Griffin, J., Karkou, V., Omylinska-Thurston, J. (in preparation) Getting out of your own way: an interdisciplinary collaboration between artists and therapists. Journal of Applied Arts and Health.  

Prof Vicky Karkou

Authored Books

Karkou, V. and Sanderson, P. (2006) Arts Therapies: A Research-Based Map of the Field.  Edinburgh: Elsevier Publishers

Edited Books  

Karkou, V. (2010) Arts Therapies in Schools: Research and Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley. 

Karkou, V., Oliver, S. and Lycouris, S. (2017) The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing. New York: Oxford University Press.

Zubala, A. and Karkou, V. (2018) Arts Therapies in the Treatment of Depression: International Research in Arts Therapies. In collaboration with European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education (ECArTE). London: Routledge.

Cochrane Reviews

Meekums B, Karkou V, Nelson EA. (2015) Dance movement therapy for depression. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009895. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009895.pub2 (Impact factor IF 5.912) Treatment-of-Depression/Zubala-Karkou/p/book/9781138210769

Karkou V, Meekums B. (2014) Dance movement therapy for dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD011022. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011022. (IF 5.912)

Journal Articles

Athanasiadou, Foteini, Kagiafa, Diana, Karkou, Vicky, Lykopoulou, Mirto, Babalis, Tasos, Bitzaraki, Aggeliki, Bouzioti, Candia, Sambathianaki, Ergina and Tsiris, Giorgos (2016) The CATI team: Experiences and reflections regarding the co-action of arts therapies.Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy. ISSN 2459-3338

Havsteen-Franklin, Dominik, Haeyen, Suzanne, Grant, Claire and Karkou, Vicky (2018) A Systematic Review Using Thematic Synthesis of Arts Therapies Therapeutic Actions and Perceived Benefits in the Treatment of People with a Diagnosis of Cluster B Personality Disorder.The Arts in Psychotherapy. ISSN 0197-4456

Karkou, V, Genetti, A, Zubala, A, Aithal, S, Meekums, B (accepted for publication) The Role of Dance Movement Therapy in the Treatment of Depression: From Clinical Practice to Research Evidence Frontiers in Psychology. 

Karkou, V., Martinsone, K., Nazarova, N. and Vaverniece, I. (2011) Art Therapy in the Postmodern World: Findings from a Comparative Study across the UK, Russia, and Latvia.The Arts in Psychotherapy, 38 (2). pp. 86-95. ISSN 0197-4556 

Lyons, S., Karkou, V., Roe, B., Meekums, B. and Richards, M. (2018) What research evidence is there that dance movement therapy improves the health and well-being of older adults with dementia? A systematic review and descriptive narrative summary. The Arts in Psychotherapy. pp. 1-23. ISSN 0197-4556

Mala, A., Karkou, V. and Meekums, B. (2012) Dance/Movement Therapy (D/MT) for depression: A scoping review.The Arts in Psychotherapy, 39 (4). pp. 287-295. ISSN 0197-4556

Payne, H., Warnecke, T., Karkou, V. and Westland, G. (2016) A comparative analysis of body psychotherapy and dance movement psychotherapy from a European perspective.Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy, 11 (2-3). pp. 144-166. ISSN 1743-2979 

Zubala, A. and Karkou, V. (2015) Dance movement psychotherapy practice in the UK: Findings from the Arts Therapies Survey 2011.Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy, 10 (1). pp. 21-38. ISSN 17432979 

Zubala, A., MacIntyre, D. J., Gleeson, N. and Karkou, V. (2013) Description of arts therapies practice with adults suffering from depression in the UK: quantitative results from the nationwide survey.The Arts in Psychotherapy, 40 (5). pp. 458-464. ISSN 0197-4556

Zubala, A., McIntyre, D., Gleeson, N. and Karkou, V. (2014) Description of arts therapies practice with adults suffering from depression in the UK: Qualitative findings from the nationwide survey.The Arts in Psychotherapy, 41 (5). pp. 535-544. ISSN 0197-4556 

Zubala, A., MacIntyre, D. J., and Karkou, V. (2016) Evaluation of a brief art psychotherapy group for adults suffering from mild to moderate depression: Pilot pre, post and follow-up study. International Journal of Art Therapy. pp. 1-12. ISSN 1745-4832

Ailsa Parsons

Parsons, A. S. & Dubrow-Marshall, L. (in press). ‘Putting themselves out there’ into the unknown: Dance movement psychotherapy as perceived by five educators and three pupils. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy.

Parsons, A. S. & Dubrow-Marshall, L. (in preparation). ‘I’m able to put my thoughts into picturing them physically’ – Phenomenological experiences of Dance Movement Psychotherapy in a Secondary School: Unexpected Empowerment over External Contingency. The Arts in Psychotherapy.

Parsons, A. S. & Whelen, L. (2014). An Exploratory Pilot Investigation to Determine How Individual Traits, Screen-Watching and Nutrition Knowledge Predict Overeating in University Students. British Psychological Society Annual Conference.

Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall

Dubrow-Marshall, L. (2013, in press). Curiosity and willingness to learn: Linda Dubrow-Marshall offers advice for counselors on working with former cult members. Therapy Today.

Dubrow-Marshall, L. (2011, October). Healthcare professionals: commission your own self-care quality! Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. 11:4, 4-11.

Dubrow-Marshall, L. (2010, May). Developing self-care: small steps beyond ‘ticking boxes’. AUCC Journal, 12-15.

Dubrow-Marshall, L. (2009, Winter). Self-care for independent practitioners: small steps beyond ‘ticking boxes’. The Independent Practitioner, 2-7.

Dubrow-Marshall, L. (2009, November). The use of single session therapy in a university counseling service. AUCC Journal, 28-31.

Dr Joanna Omylinska-Thurston

Omylinska-Thurston, J., Walton, P., McMeekin, A. and Proctor, G. (in preparation) Client perceptions of unhelpful aspects of CBT within IAPT serving an inner city/deprived area. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research 

Omylinska-Thurston, J, & Vos, J., Cooper, M. (in preparation) Helpful processes in psychological therapy with cancer patients. Psycho-oncology

Omylinska-Thurston. J. & Cooper, M. (2014) Helpful aspects in psychological therapy for patients with primary cancers. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 14 (2) 

Omylinska-Thurston, J. & James, P. (2011) The Therapist’s use of self: a closer look at the processes within congruence. Counselling Psychology Review Vol 26 No 3

Dr Scott Thurston Publications

Poems for the Dance (Llangattock: Aquifer Press, 2017) (ISBN: 978-0-9928438-9-2)

Figure Detached Figure Impermanent (Hunstanton: Oystercatcher, 2014) (ISBN: 978-1-905885-69-5)

Reverses Heart’s Reassembly (Veer Books: London, 2011) (ISBN 978-1-907088-41-4)

Internal Rhyme (Shearsman: Exeter, 2010) (ISBN: 978-1-848-090-3)

Of Being Circular (Knives Forks and Spoons: Newton-le-Willows, 2010) (ISBN: 978-0-9563928-5-5)

Momentum (Shearsman: Exeter, 2008) (ISBN: 978-1905700-32-5)

Hold: Poems 1994-2004 (Shearsman: Exeter, 2006) (ISBN: 0-907562-83-3)


‘Vital Signs: Poetry, Movement and the Writing Body’(with Sarie Mairs Slee), Choreographic Practices 8 (1), (2017), 9-25 (doi: 10.1386/chor.8.1.9_1)

‘Contemporary Innovative Poetry by Women in the UK: Revoicing in the work of Holly Pester, SL Mendoza and Sophie Robinson’, Contemporary Women’s Writing, 9 (1), (March 2015), 53-72 (doi:10.1093/cww/vpu035)

‘The Pleasures of Reification: Kelvin Corcoran’s Lyric Lyric’, in: Brown, A (ed.), The Writing Occurs as Song: a Kelvin Corcoran Reader, (Bristol: Shearsman Books, 2014), pp.125-138 (ISBN: 978-1-84861-320-1)

Talking Poetics: Dialogues in Innovative Poetry (Bristol: Shearsman Books, 2011) (ISBN: 9781848611917) (full-length interviews with Karen Mac Cormack, Caroline Bergvall, Jennifer Moxley and Andrea Brady)

‘States of Transformation: Maggie O’Sullivan’s ‘Busk, 

Pierce’ and Excla’ in The Salt Companion to Maggie O’Sullivan (Cambridge: Salt Publishing, 2011), pp. 179-202 (ISBN 978-1-876857-73-8)

‘Innovative Poetry in Britain Today’, in Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 60 (April 2010), (Tenerife: Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana, Facultad de Filología, Universidad de La Laguna), 15-30.

Julianne Harlow

COOPER, L., HARLOW, J., 2018. “What is physical development? in Johnston, J., Nahmad-Williams, L., Oates, R. and Wood, V. Early Childhood Studies: Principles and Practice. 2nd ed. London: Routledge.

HARLOW, J., and SMITH, M. 2016. “Safeguarding Children: Debates and Dilemmas for Health Visitors” in Luker, K., McHugh, G., Bryar, R.M (eds). Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice. 4th ed. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

HARLOW, J., and SMITH, M., 2012. “Safeguarding Children: Debates and Dilemmas for Health Visitors” in Luker, K., Orr, J., McHugh, G (eds). Health Visiting: A Rediscovery. 3rd ed. Chichester: Wiley. 

SMITH, M., and HARLOW, J, 2009. “Community Health Services” in Tabernacle, B., Honey, M., Jinks, A. (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People. Oxford University Press: Oxford pp 78-81. 

SMITH, M., and HARLOW, J., 2009. “Health Visiting” in Tabernacle, B., Honey, M., Jinks, A (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People. Oxford University Press: Oxford pp 84-85. 

Journal articles (ii) non-refereed:

HARLOW, J., 2011. Baby Friendly Accreditation. Community Practitioner. 84 (10), pp 40-41.