Psychosis and the Arts: Conference

Psychosis and the Arts – Thursday 27th March, 2014
Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA
Speakers include:
Bobby Baker, Martin Gayford, David Bell, Wiebke Trunk, Nanna Luth & Meg Harris-Williams.
About the Conference:
The use of the arts in personalised recovery journeys, as well as in psychological treatment approaches to working with psychosis, is well known in contemporary mental health practice.
In this one-day conference supported by Tate Modern, clinical and non-clinical speakers will come together in encouraging dialogue and dispelling some of the myths that persist in the field of psychosis and the arts, including Van Gogh’s ear.
Confirmed speakers include the acclaimed visual and performance artist Bobby Baker, the award-winning writer Martin Gayford, the psychoanalyst David Bell and the psychoanalytically-informed arts scholar Meg Harris-Williams, together with arts therapists, service users, their family and friends and other specialists working with psychosis. International gallery curators Wiebke Trunk and Nanna Luth and educators in the medical humanities will provide a new lens through which ways of approaching the urgent UK agenda of compassionate care can be looked at in the context of the wider contribution of the arts for enhancing empathic mental health care.
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