The Artist in Therapy | 20th June 2015 | IN LONDON
Joy Schaverien PhD is a Jungian analyst, psychotherapist and supervisor with a private practice in Rutland in the East Midlands, UK. Joy writes and lectures extensively on a varied group of topics including psychoanalysis, gender in psychotherapy, art and psychoanalysis and the psychological effects of boarding school. Boarding School Syndrome describes common symptoms suffered by those affected by early boarding. Originator of the term her new book is to be published by Routledge in June 2015. Based on extensive research with ex-boarders, in psychotherapy and in semi-structured interviews, it depicts the enduring psychological effects of this trauma.
Joy Schaverien, Jungian analyst, Boarding School Syndrome, Boarding, School, Syndrome, Psychotherapist, supervisor, Private, Practice, Private Practice, Rutland, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Author, gender in psychotherapy, consultations, East Midlands
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The Artist in Therapy | 20th June 2015 | IN LONDON

therapyThe Artist in Therapy
The psychodynamics of creativity and the creative person’s therapeutic needs

 

With Elizabeth Wilde McCormick, Andrew Samuels, Joy Schaverien & Patricia Townsend

 

Saturday 20 June 2015

This conference considers the emotional world of the artist and the psychological basis of the creative process, exploring therapeutic work with painters, writers, poets and other highly creative people. Our speakers will be asking: do artists perceive life in a different or unusual way? Are they especially sensitive, more aware, perhaps less defended than those who are less expressive? Are they simply more gifted at transforming life into beauty?

The specific therapeutic issues that are thrown up when working with artists will be discussed, from the creative areas of consciousness to the nature of the work itself. We will consider our transference to the Artist as an archetype, the psychological function of the object created by the artist, the object relations of the artist’s imagined and real viewer or reader, and the boundary issues thrown up by acts of creativity in the consulting room itself.