“It seems many health professionals involved in antenatal care have not realised that one of their roles is to protect the emotional state of pregnant women.” Michel Odent, M.D.
This recent clinical meeting on Birth and Art Therapy was prolifically presented by art therapist Pia Jones. Prior to giving her talk, those in attendance were asked […]
By Hephzibah Kaplan
London Art Therapy Centre decided to put on an exhibition to celebrate the launch of two new important art therapy books edited by art therapists Marian Liebmann OBE and Sally Weston.
(See photos of this event in our Galleries section.)
We invited artist and […]
On a cold March evening, with winter chill still in the air and hope for Spring’s new life not yet in London, Hephzibah Kaplan thoughtfully presented the following topic, Death and Dying at the London Art Therapy Centre clinical meeting. Those in attendance were invited to consider […]
On Wednesday, 18 March, I attended the monthly clinical meeting at London Art Therapy Centre on the topic of Death and Dying. The meeting was coordinated by art therapists Mirella Issaias and Colleen Steiner Westling. The director of the centre, Hephzibah Kaplan, introduced the theme […]
The early days of professional art therapy focussed on developing a theoretical base, usually after noticing the astonishing beneficial effects of art-making with clients. Since World War 1 when Adrian Hill coined the term Art Therapy, the profession has been growing, by and large mirroring parallel developments […]
Adrian Hill, Tuberculosis and Art Therapy
Adrian Keith Graham Hill is held by many as the founder of art therapy. Hill’s 1945 book Art Versus Illness documents the birth of the field. While recovering from tuberculosis in a sanatorium, Hill surmounted his boredom through the “simple act of […]
Within the profession, art therapists have been working outdoors in nature, working therapeutically and with environmental issues for several years (Siddons Heginworth, 2008, Rust 2011, Jones 2012). Through the experience of art therapists and the growing research and publications within the wider field of ecopsychology, we […]