Research knowledge base

The research knowledge base is a repository of information for both new and experienced researchers in the field of arts psychotherapies.

ICAPT promotes high quality research in arts psychotherapies. To that end, we have created a research knowledge base; a repository of information that we hope will be useful to both new and experienced researchers in the field of arts psychotherapies.

Currently, two sections have been implemented:

Future additions will include:

  • Current research projects: research projects in arts psychotherapies in the UK and abroad to showcase the kinds of research that are happening and to offer an opportunity for collaboration
  • Research methodologies: a brief overview of research methodologies used in arts psychotherapies, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies

The Research Forum

The first Research Forum for arts psychotherapies was held on 23 July 2013. We provided a space for exploring research, ideas, methodologies and ambitions. The afternoon offered discussion about contexts and ways of seeing research about arts psychotherapies.

  • What does good research practice mean?
  • What research questions are being asked and why?
  • How does this help clinicians to improve their practice in the field?

As part of CNWL, ICAPT aspires actively to link with empirically informed methods of arts psychotherapies practice that promote recovery for the patient in mental health settings.

The Research Forum will evolve to create stronger connections between researchers and arts psychotherapists (often dual role) as well as informing the research progress of our work with the Horizons Project.

The forum will focus on training needs, the international and cultural context, service user involvement and outcomes studies.

It aims to help establish an ongoing network with active researchers, those in the early days of ambitious projects and those that are considering further research. Within CNWL, we have been involved in developing randomised controlled trials, outcome measures and qualitative research.

This work is supported by the Arts Psychotherapies University Alliance and associate professors:

  • Professor Peter Fonagy
  • Professor Helen Odell Miller
  • Professor Helen Payne
  • Professor Diane Waller

ICAPT promotes high quality research in arts psychotherapies. To that end, we have created a research knowledge base; a repository of information that we hope will be useful to both new and experienced researchers in the field of arts psychotherapies.

Currently, two sections have been implemented:

Future additions will include:

  • Current research projects: research projects in arts psychotherapies in the UK and abroad to showcase the kinds of research that are happening and to offer an opportunity for collaboration
  • Research methodologies: a brief overview of research methodologies used in arts psychotherapies, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies

More information

For more details or to become a member, contact Dominik Havsteen-Franklin or Anna Maratos by email: icapt.cnwl@nhs.net.