The theoretical outline for this day aim to highlight the sequential development of object relations theory from Freud to Wright (1996) in relation to loss as it is encountered in the clinical practice of art therapy.
As well as looking at a clinical example of working with a client through bereavement, we widen the viewpoint of loss and the process of grief to the context of the many and varied losses our clients suffer and bring to their therapy.
James D. West, MA, is an Art Psychotherapist working in the NHS, Social Services and Private Practitioner.
Gary Nash, MA, has over twenty years of experience working in adult mental health services, dual diagnosis and homelessness in West London. He is a BAAT registered Supervisor and Registered private practitioner with over 10 years experience.