Funding Success: Phototherapy in Prisons

Department of Psychology's Professor Del Loewenthal, Director of the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education has been awarded 253,024 Euros by the European Commission for his ‘Phototherapy Europe in Prisons’ project.

Posted: 12 November 2012

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The project aims to develop the use of phototherapy within EU prisons in promoting the emotional learning of prisoners, through the involvement of seven European partner organisations.

Del will lead the creation of practitioner guidelines, lesson plans, photocard sets and forms of treatment, alongside a training programme delivered to 350 participants across the 6 countries.

It is hoped that the research findings from 'Phototherapy Europe in Prisons' will enable practitioners in Europe to develop the emotional learning of prisoners through the use of phototherapy.

'Phototherapy Europe in Prisons' will commence in January 2013, and will run for two years.

The commencement of this project coincides with the launch of Del's book; 'Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age', which is being published by Routledge in February. The book offers an introduction to phototherapy and explores such aspects as: its use in counselling, psychotherapy and arts therapy, as well as developments in re-enactment, community, self-portrait and family phototherapy.

'Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age' can be pre-ordered from Amazon: http://amzn.to/TNsWK9.

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