The Centre for Arts Therapies Research hosts regular seminars, film screenings, performances and workshops throughout the year.

Previous Events

Embodying Social Justice

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I Can't Find Myself

Coming and Going. How do we give meaning to the experiences of people coming in and out of relationships in a music and movement therapy group?

A workshop based on a piece of collaborative group work and research undertaken by a music therapist and a dance movement psychotherapist and volunteers with differing experiences of arts therapies.

Tuesday 21st October - 5:00-6:30pm, Whitelands College, Room G001.


Diana Whelan is a Music Therapist working with adults with learning disabilities and adults with mental health difficulties and as a lecturer in Music Therapy at the University of Roehampton. Shehas completed further training in working therapeutically with drama and movement (Sesame Institute). Diana has particular interests in collaborative working and in working across modalities as well as in working with trauma and selective mutism.

Céline Butté is a Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy informed practitioner. She works for Merton Council with people with learning disabilities, and in private practice with the general population. She is a qualified supervisor working creatively across modalities and a lecturer. Creativity, including embodiment, is an integral part of her clinical work and research. She recently co-authored a book chapter on embodiment in creative supervision in' Creative Supervision Across Modalities: Theory and applications for therapists, counsellors and other helping professionals' edited by Anna Chesner and Lia Zografou.

'Embodied Empathy and Mirror Neurons - their impact on the therapist's role'. 23rd April 2014.

Presenter: Dr Jean Knox, a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst with a relational and attachment-based approach.

Embodied research methodologies: An international and interdisciplinary symposium. 12th June 2014.

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