Second Annual Arts and Health Conference - The Future of Creativity in Psychological Therapies

Second Annual Arts and Health Conference: The Future of Creativity in Psychological Therapies: Common Ground or Practice Plurality? 

Date: Friday 2 March 2018
Venue: The Ortus Centre, 82-96 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SN

Following our 2017 New York Conference, ICAPT have organised this event in collaboration with SLAM and the University of Hertfordshire to address the relationship between psychological therapies, emergent paradigms and collaborations. Some of the concepts relating to mentalization, cognitive and psychodynamic theories will be familiar to us, however we will also see new developments on the frontiers of exploring the question - how do we understand our shared and different perspectives on creativity in psychological therapies?

Key speakers include:

Prof. Sigmund Karterud
Professor in Psychiatry

Prof. Victoria Tischler
Professor of Arts and Health / Head of Dementia Care Centre

Isabelle Ekdawi
Consultant Systemic Psychotherapist and Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Dominik Havsteen-Franklin
Consultant in Arts Psychotherapies

Covering the following themes:

  • Open Dialogue
  • Mentalization
  • Cognitive science
  • Interpersonal Psychoanalysis
  • Arts Based Interventions.

To find out more, download the full programme (opens PDF).  A limited number of free places for CNWL staff are available, so please email Ceara at to book your place. Non-CNWL staff can book online. We look forward to seeing you there!