The aims of the workshop are to understand and develop skills in using photography therapeutically.

Learning outcomes: To understand four approaches in using photographs therapeutically in order to assist emotional learning; to know the results of research projects indicating the advantages and disadvantages of using photographs for emotional learning in general practice, schools, prisons and management development.

Rationale: The rationale of this workshop is that the use of photographs can provide a very helpful aide to the therapeuticprocesses. Furthermore, clients are increasingly familiar with photographs in our digital age.

What participants will gain: Participants attending the workshop will be able to: distinguish phototherapy from therapeutic photography and understand the history of their development; be familiar with research in its use in general practice as well as in education, prisons and management development; understand the therapeutic use of photographs using photocards, producing photobooks, developing employability, and ‘selfies’/portraiture; and, develop their skills in the therapeutic use of photographs.

Loewenthal, D., et al. (2016) "Evaluating the therapeutic use of photocards in European prisons." Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 1-18.

Loewenthal, D. (2015). The therapeutic use of photographs in the United Kingdom criminal justice system. European Journal for Psychotherapy and Counselling, 17 (1), 39-56

Loewenthal, D.(ed) (2013), ‘Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age’, London: Routledge

Loewenthal, D. (2013) The Use of Photographs in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Talking Pictures Therapy with Children in a School Setting, BACP Children and Young People journal.

Loewenthal, D. (2009) ‘Can Photographs help one find one’s voice? The use of photographs in the Psychological Therapies’ (for special issue of European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling on Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography – Vol. 11.1, March 2009)

Presented by Profeesor Del Loewenthal

Location and booking information

Date 02/12/2017
Time 10.00 - 4.30
Duration 1 day
Price £184
Payment Via the University estore; see "Book your Place" below 
Venue Whitelands College, University of Roehampton
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Address Whitelands College, University of Roehampton, Holybourne Avenue, London SW15 4JD

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