Citizen art therapists: advocating for social justice and democracy

In recent years, much of the world has been confronted with challenges to democracy. Learn how to position your clinical and community work in a manner that champions social justice, open dialogues, critical perspectives, and citizenship.

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Date & Time

Friday 2 and Friday 9 June 2023

1.30pm - 4pm

Who this event is for

Suitably qualified professionals

Tickets

Non-members: £195

Associate members: £120

Full members
Employed: £120
Underemployed: £110
Unemployed/retired: £100

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Location

Delivered via Zoom, information for the day & invite to join will be sent 1 week before

Citizen art therapists: advocating for social justice and democracy

In recent years, much of the world has been confronted with challenges to democracy. Learn how to position your clinical and community work in a manner that champions social justice, open dialogues, critical perspectives, and citizenship.

How can art therapy support social justice? 

Art therapy can support social justice by facilitating opportunities for visualizing injustices, representing voices, bringing people together, and imagining solutions.

Art therapists can draw on the traditions of activist art and political psychology to enact socially responsive practices. Creatively drawing on resistance and engagement approaches to social justice offers ways to sustain reflection, foster relationships, and build community. Applying these ideas in art therapy yields a range of strategies that include: advocacy, lobbying, civic dialogues, and policy initiatives.

What you will learn

This course will help identify how art therapists can support citizenship, peace building, social justice, and democracy.

By completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Synthesize social justice approaches of activist art and political psychology with art therapy practices.
  • Describe art therapy social justice framework and approach to sustain reflection, foster relationships, and build community.
  • Identify facilitator stances and strategies that art therapist can adopt for social justice.

Tutor

Jordan Potash

Read our interview with Jordan to find out more about his practice.

 

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