Arts and Psychotherapy: Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

28th February 2019 @ 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Edge Hill University
L39 4QP Ormskirk
Professor Vicky Karkou and Dr Irene Dudley-Swarbrick

What contribution can the arts make to one’s emotional wellbeing and mental health? What is the relationship of the arts and psychotherapy? How can the one field support and celebrate the other, and together provide access
to people in emotional distress from diverse sociopolitical backgrounds?

These questions will be explored at a special one-day event featuring talks, workshops and performances.
The event will be a unique opportunity to bring together psychotherapists, artists and arts psychotherapists from the local, national and international community and explore synergies, collaborations and respective contributions. Speakers and participants include the chief executive of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), Professor Sarah Niblock, and the commissioning manager at the NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Andy Kerr and Dr. Catherine Carr, NIHR Clinical Trials Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.