In this conference (the seventh in the series), we are delighted to welcome as our keynote speaker Professor Colwyn Trevarthen. His presentation 'Healing Emotional Life Stories with Visual Art' explores how visual art presents traces of intentional movements, generally ones made by hand. Human hands have evolved new functions for both intricate and productive carrying and manipulation of objects, and for gesture - the communication of direction of interest and affective appraisal in a shared world where events and objects are given either special emotional importance, or arbitrary meaning for use. Professor Trevarthen will review how advances in the psychology of aesthetic properties of infant intentions and of the affective or moral regulation of their communications have supported acceptance and development of dynamic, relational, non-verbal therapies for emotional disorders.
We are also delighted to welcome Dr Sandra Bucci, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology who will present a study on 'Client and Therapist Attachment Styles and Working Alliance'. Working alliance has been shown to be important in influencing the outcome of therapy. Research has typically focused on client's attachment style and its impact on factors such as outcome and therapeutic alliance. However, evidence suggests that characteristics of both clients and therapists impact on the development of working alliance.
Mary Rose Brady - When less is more: Using an attachment-based model in a brief art therapy intervention with complex trauma
Alex McDonald - On the same page: Shared understanding in primary-school-based art therapy
Ioanna Xenophontes, Nicci Mills and Dr Neil Springham- Queens of the stick people: Epistemic trust, genuineness and artistic style in art therapy.
Dr Hayley Berman - Providing an atmosphere of extraordinary safety to promote secure attachment: Case study on Lefika la Phodiso - the Art therapy Centre (www.arttherapycentre.co.za) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Attachment and the arts 2017 full programme.docx.pdf
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