An exploratory day to develop understanding of how traumatic events affect ourselves and our wider communities. Presentations will combine discussions on current research, theoretical developments and case studies to give critical consideration of what art psychotherapy can offer.
The day will be a shared learning experience, where space will be given to explore participant’s thoughts and experiences in order to develop our collective understanding of the diverse nature of trauma.
Elaine Zaple Gulliver MAIAP, HCPC, has decades of experience as a Nurse, Counsellor, Artist and Art Psychotherapist. She has worked with marginalised people in various parts of the world. Elaine developed Art Therapy West in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Jon Martyn, MAAT, HCPC registered art therapist; qualifying as an art psychotherapist in 2009, he has worked with migration, disability, personality disorder, abuse and trauma. Jon now runs a private practice at London Art Therapy Centre, provides clinical supervision and training on the Goldsmiths Art Psychotherapy MA, is co-founder of the New Art Studio; a therapeutic art studio for asylum seekers and refugees, and runs an adult art therapy group for Latimer Community Art Therapy, a clinical Art Psychotherapy set up following the tragedy at Grenfell.