Professor Joy Schaverien: PhD, MA, Pg Dip Fine Art, HCPC registered, UKCP: Visiting Professor for the Northern Programme: Joy's appointment is in recognition of her contribution to art psychotherapy literature. A member of the Society of Analytic Psychology (London), she is also a visiting fellow at Goldsmiths College, a Professor Associate in Art Psychotherapy at the University of Sheffield, and a member of the teaching staff of the C. J. Jung Institute of Copenhagen. After many years working in the Public Sector, Joy practises privately in Leicestershire and lectures extensively on the links between art and psychoanalysis. She has given, and continues to give, unfailing support to the design and delivery of art therapy courses for students who work with largely public sector clients in the north.
Core Staff Team
Chris Wood: PhD, DipAT, BA, HCPC registered: Programme leader for the Northern Programme: Chris is happy to be in a position with the programme to continue to combine work in higher education with therapeutic practice in the NHS. She is interested in the uses of contemporary art and popular culture, the relationship between mental health and politics and in the many ways in which people who use services manage to live well. Together with staff and students she is keenly interested in contributing to research for art therapy and to promote it as a way of working alongside people who are trying to improve their mental health. She has published a number of papers and recently a book ‘Navigating Art Therapy: a therapist’s companion’: Routledge.
Germaine Bryant: MA Art Psychotherapy Research, BA, Dip ATh, HCPC registered: Germaine is one of the lecturers with the Northern Programme and at present co-ordinates placements for the MA Practice Course. She is a co-facilitator, with Deborah Gibson, on the Foundation Course in Art Therapy that offers participants an experience of art therapy. She worked as an art therapist with adults within the NHS mental health services in Acute and Community Services for 20 years and is interested in providing art psychotherapy to individuals who otherwise might not have access to psychotherapeutic services apart from private practitioners. Within the educational setting she is interested in the use of supervision both in the teaching programme and within placements; Germaine is keen to see art making remain a fundamental part of a trainee’s life during training and beyond and sees reflective image making as an essential element in art psychotherapy therapy practice.
Deborah Gibson: MA, BA (Hons), Dip ATh, Dip Counselling: HCPC Registered: a lecturer on the MA in Art Psychotherapy Practice within the Northern Programme, and is co-facilitator, with Germaine Bryant, of the Northern Programme's Foundation Course in Art Therapy. From a background in different mental health settings, she has particular experience of working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is interested in helping people attain their potential through art psychotherapy and through teaching and learning processes drawing on both psychodynamic and person-centred approaches, and is committed to the exploration and understanding of the theory/practice/research process.
Sue Turton: MA and Secretarial qualifications: provides a wide range of administrative support and work for staff and students of the course.
Regular Teaching input:
Bobby Lloyd: BFA, Dip FA, Dip ATh, HCPC registered: Bobby has 15 years' experience working as an artist and freelance child and adolescent art therapist. She has co-established and co-run two small non-profit organisations, set up to run art and Art Therapy projects within hard-to-reach communities both in the UK and abroad, in post conflict and other settings. She qualified as an Art Therapist at Goldsmiths College in 1992. Bobby is a member of the British Association of Art Therapists and BAAT approved supervisor. She has worked as an artist and Art Therapist in London with both adults and children, often with displaced communities. From 1996-2003 Bobby was a Senior Art Therapist in the Children and Families Department of Parkside Clinic, an NHS Trust community-based Mental Health Clinic in West London. Currently she is based in East London where she works as an artist and Art Therapy Supervisor, and Art Therapist in three schools located on large housing estates. She is also a co-founder of 'On Site Arts', established in 2004 as a small non-profit arts organisation currently working, through photography, with communities in East London due to be displaced as a result of the 2012 Olympics. In 1994, she and Debra Kalmanowitz founded Art Therapy Initiative (ATI) as an independent London-based art therapy service working in the context of political conflict. In addition to clinical practice, ATI regularly develops and runs workshops, seminars, consultation and training. ATI has worked with War Child; the Bosnian Support Trust; the Art Works Trust and the University of Durban Westville (South Africa); Save the Children and DFID (Department for International Development) in Kosovo; and the Bayswater Families Centre in London. To date, ATI has worked in Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia and South Africa, and most recently in Kosovo and the UK.
Debbie Michaels: MA Psychoanalysis of Groups & Organizations, PgDip Art Psychotherapy, BA 3-Dimensional Design, HCPC registered, BACP (Accred): After working for many years in the world of interior design, Debbie's focus shifted from an interest in the organisation and relational dynamics of space, colour, shape and form in the external environment to that in the internal world. Debbie's academic and clinical training is held primarily within a psychoanalytic/psychodynamic and artistic frame, and has involved the study of both group and individual processes as well as the languages of words and images. She has worked in the public, voluntary and private sectors and her experience is currently applied through her work as a psychotherapist in private practice, an artist/art psychotherapist working with community-based arts and health/research projects and as a lecturer on the Northern Programme. Debbie's work at the interface of physical and mental health with organic brain injury/neurological conditions has led to involvement with the DOH National Stroke Strategy on behalf of BAAT. She has a particular interest in developing arts and health/art therapy services that offer framed spaces for creative expression and reflection within community-based settings.
Frances Prokofiev: BA Hons (Fine Art), MA Art Psychotherapy Research, Adv Dip and PG Dip Art Psychotherapy, HCPC registered: Frances has worked as an art therapist in mainstream primary schools for many years with a particular interest in group-work. She has published on this subject (1998 'Adapting the art therapy group for children' in Skaife, S. and Huet, V. Art Psychotherapy Groups: Between Pictures and Words, London: Routledge) and on the use of art therapy in education in various journals, as well as reviews for Inscape. She ran an art therapy group for terminally ill cancer patients for five years, and for seven years was a member of the Inscape editorial board, as well as, a Co-ordinator of the Art Therapists in Education subgroup of BAAT. Currently, she lectures for the Northern Programme course with the MA Art Psychotherapy Research and also has some input to the MA Art Psychotherapy Practice. Frances is a visiting tutor and lecturer to Goldsmiths Art Psychotherapy Department, and is engaged in doctoral research at Goldsmiths, extending her previous research into the impact of the art process in art therapy on children with poor attachments and developmental delay.
Anthea Hendry: MA, HCPC registered, part of the BAAT Private Practice and Supervisors Register. Many years of experience working with children and families. She is particularly involved in work on the course concerned with attachment.
Regular supervisors, group leaders and tutors:
Charlotte Allen: HCPC registered qualified as an Art Therapy in 1994 from St Albans, this was prior to the course becoming part of Hertfordshire University. Initially I worked in a Therapeutic Community for Adults with long term mental health issues. Since then I have worked in two Social Care Day Centres and a Drug and Alcohol Service. In 2001 I started work for CAMHS, which is now part of the Sheffield Children's Hospital. I am based at the Becton Centre were I work with Young People in an inpatient setting, who present with a range of emotional and mental health issues. I have continued my interest in groups, offering them in all the settings I have worked and completed further training in Group Analysis Foundation Level.
Janine Cherry-Swaine: dual qualified as an art therapist and a child psychotherapist. Contributed a range of module teaching during 2012-13 and aims to provide occasional lectures and workshops in the future.
Dr Arnell Etherington: Reader, Ph.D. MFT, ATR-B.C. is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate Art Therapy Psychology Department, Notre Dame de Namur University in California teaching for 21 years. She has directed the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, been Practicum Coordinator, and Interim Dean. She presently teaches at Northern Art Therapy Program in Sheffield and Notre Dame as well as lecturing at Goldsmith College, University of London. She has a small private practice in the US and the UK, is a painter and writer.
Dr Jo Garber: PhD, MEd, PGCE, BA (Hons), DipATh, HCPC registered. Jo currently works as an art therapist with children and families within a Child and Adult Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team in Sheffield, having completed her training as an art therapist in Sheffield. Prior to that training she had extensive experience of working with children and families in both public and voluntary sectors as a teacher, community worker and researcher, working directly with families and also writing for publication. She is particularly interested in working with children with ASD, exploring ways of communicating with families, and is currently looking at the role of mindfulness in art therapy practice.
Hannah Godfrey: BA Social Sciences, Dip ATh,HCPC registered: Hannah has experience working as an Art Psychotherapist with prolific and priority offenders in the community both as part of the adult probation service and with adolescents through the youth offending service. This equates to work with complex mental health needs, trauma of all kinds, self-harm and substance abuse. She has spent time writing for publication and is keen to continue this. She is a guest lecturer and tutor on the Northern Programme MA and also on the Foundation Course. Hannah is passionate about this role and hopes to further her own academic study. She has contributed to the Forensics Arts Therapy Advisory Group conference on Erotic Transference, forensic work and class 'A' drug use. She is interested in understanding diversity and accessibility within client groups and developing a relevant way of working appropriate for a contemporary work setting informed by the development of theory and practice.
Themis Kyriakidou: BA (Hons), MA Fine Art, MA ATh. MSc Forensic Psychology & Criminology, HCPC registered, started her professional career working with children and families as an artist in residence in educational settings and hospitals. After qualifying as an art therapist she continued working with this client group, but also with adults with mental health difficulties, brain injuries, learning disabilities and visual impairments. She later spent some years working within the area of addiction and hidden harm. Recently, Themis' clinical specialism and further academic training has been in forensic work. She works privately as an art therapist and clinical supervisor, but she also works for the NHS in CAMHS; in a statutory service for young offenders; and in a low secure unit for adults with learning disabilities. Her clinical interest concerns child development, trauma and their influence on offending behaviour. She is passionate about personalised care and enabling patients to achieve their potential through the art making. She is also committed to promoting the profession and raise awareness about the benefits of art therapy. She is an active member of BAAT and she continues to organise art therapy CPD events in conjunction with the Northern Programme and the BAAT region of Yorkshire and Humber.
Dr Claire Lee: PhD, D Clin Psy, PG Dip Art Psychotherapy, BSc, HCPC registered: in addition to being an art psychotherapist, Claire's first career is in clinical psychology and she has individual and group experience with a range of client groups in different settings, as well as supervision, teaching, training, consultancy, evaluation and research. She is particularly interested in the relationship between psychological and physical health, women's health, and psychodynamic and creative therapies. She developed and ran psychology services in breast cancer, as a consultant clinical psychologist, for a number of years, has worked into HIV and sexual health, palliative care, and currently works in the weight management service in Sheffield. Her experience has focused on issues such as life and death, emotional and physical trauma, body image, identity and loss. She is committed to her art practice, where she explores the language and integrity of the body through sculpture. She believes in the importance of reflective practice and has run such groups for surgeons, nurses and psychologists. Claire has contributed to the Northern Programme since 2008 as a tutor, group supervisor and training group facilitator.
Caroline Turner: HCPC registered, Art Therapist working with adults and young people. She is currently working alongside Deborah Gibson and Germaine Bryant in providing the Foundation Art Therapy Course.
Katie Wilson: HCPC registered: trained and worked as a Theatre Designer before moving to Sheffield to begin the Art Psychotherapy post graduate course. She began working in the NHS as an Art Therapist in 1996, briefly within an Adult Community Mental Health Team in East Yorkshire before moving to Sheffield Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. In 2007 Katie completed the MA in Art Psychotherapy Research at the Northern Programme which allowed her to explore in detail the non verbal communications and connections within her clinical practice. Katie has been a regular contributor to the Northern Programme Art Psychotherapy training course.
Associate lecturers include the well known art therapy writers and practitioners Caroline Case, David Edwards, Helen Greenwood, Bobby Lloyd, Debbie Michaels, Frances Prokofiev and Sally Weston. Deena Northover, Lizzie Taylor-Buck and Laura Richardson are also associates.
Caroline Case: is an analytical art therapist working in private practice with children and adults. She is also a child and adolescent psychotherapist (SIRH) working in a Child and Family Mental Health Services in the NHS in Bristol. She supervises art psychotherapists and other therapists working with children and adults. She has published widely on art psychotherapy, including Working with Children in Art Therapy (Routledge 1990), The Handbook of Art Therapy (Routledge, 1992, 2nd edition 2006) and Art Therapy with Children: From infancy to adolescence (Routledge, forthcoming 2007),all with Tessa Dalley, and Imagining Animals: Art Psychotherapy and Primitive States of Mind (Routledge, 2005).
David Edwards: MA, Pg Dip Art Psychotherapy, BA (Hons), HCPC registered, UKCP. David qualified as an art therapist in 1982 and has subsequently worked in a wide range of adult mental health settings. He was instrumental in establishing art therapy training at the University of Sheffield and has been involved in training art psychotherapists since 1984. His research interests include the clinical supervision of art therapists and the psychoanalytic study of culture. He publishes regularly in the field of art therapy: his Sage publication ‘Art Therapy’ is well known.
Helen Greenwood: HCPC registered: my knowledge is based on 30 years clinical experience in N.H.S. adult psychiatry both in hospitals and community based. Initially, for 10 years, I focused on group work with a milieu therapy bias, and then developed an art therapy practise based on individual therapy. I have always worked within a strong multi disciplinary team, most latterly in a specialist psychotherapy team. My areas of expertise are working with adults with psychotic illness or psychotic thinking processes, and also those people seen as personality disordered who are hard to engage and likely to have endured abuse, deprivation or early trauma. I also have extensive experience of assessment for psychotherapy and psychological interventions. Throughout my career I have developed a passion for teaching and supervision. There has been continuous input to the Northern Programme of Art Therapy where I have close links as a visiting lecturer. I have published papers and chapters in books as well as being an editor for Inscape over six years. Skills in audit and research have also been developed. Currently I am retired from the NHS but continue to work part time providing supervision and teaching.
Bobby Lloyd, Debbie Michaels and Frances Prokofiev are briefly described above.
Margaret Pracka: BA, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist: a registered Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist with 25 years in human services as a qualified Art Psychotherapist and Social Worker in Poland, USA and the UK. Her experience lies in the following areas: victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, children and adults with learning difficulties i.e. Autism, Down Syndrome, PKU, Fragile X Syndrome, people affected by HIV/Aids, patients of high security hospital. Over the years of her practice, Margaret has been involved in group work as a participant and more often as a facilitator. In working with people with learning disabilities, who often seemed to be 'devalued' by their environment, she was constantly in search of different ways of group work to provide services to value each person as an individual, and to develop each person's full potential. Her training at the Tavistock Centre in London has given her further and deeper understanding into the value of a psychotherapy approach. In order to help the person to find a balance in his/her life, Margaret considers that it is absolutely essential to take into consideration the person's internal world as well as other aspects of the person's life.
Deena Northover: HCPC registered: is an art psychotherapist and an psychoanalytic psychotherapist working for the NHS and in private practice with both adults and young people. She is also a visiting lecturer and clinical supervisor for art psychotherapists, junior psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners. Her special interest is in working psycho dynamically and particularly in the area of personality disorder. She currently spends part of her week working as an Adult psychotherapist within a psychodynamic group and individual therapy programme for people with a personality disorder. She lives in Devon, U.K.
Laura Richardson: HCPC registered is an experienced artist and art therapist concerned with research in art therapy. Currently she is the lead art therapist for the Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust.
Lizzie Taylor-Buck: MA, PGDipATh, HCPC registered: Qualifying as an art therapist in 1996, Lizzie has worked in the voluntary sector and in the Health Service. She specializes in working with children, young people and their families and also has an interest in supervision and training. Currently undertaking research towards her PhD having won a NIHR scholarship.
Sally Weston: MA Art Psychotherapy Research, BA (Hons), Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy, HCPC registered: Sally worked briefly as a secondary school teacher, then for many years as a community worker, mainly with pensioners; this ranged from involvement with pensioner-led campaigns to reminiscence with very elderly people. She returned to involvement in 'The Arts' in 1987 when she got a job at Leeds Animation Workshop, a collective making issue-based animated films. Currently, she works as an Art Therapist in Sheffield in the neuro-rehabilitation services. In the past, Sally ran groups for pensioners with mental health problems and students with learning difficulties and worked with adult mental health services in Bradford. She has also worked as an art therapy lecturer for Hertfordshire, Roehampton and Sheffield University. She is a member of the BAAT council and currently works as a regular session worker and tutor with the students of the Northern Programme.
This page was last updated on 11th June 2013