Description of initiative
ALETHEIA, Arts, Art Therapy, trauma and emotional memory (2016-2019) has begun the study of the improvement of people who have gone through traumatic events through the arts and art therapy. During this research, good practices on Arts &Trauma have been collected and a set of valid indicators for assessing trauma-based art therapy treatment has been designed and implemented. During 2016/2019, the organizers have implemented the following pilot workshops, developing art therapy methodologies:
- two art workshops for migrants and asylums-seekers (40 hours) in 2017 and 2018
- two art workshops for women in vulnerable situations, with dependent children. The first workshop took place from October to December, with two weekly sessions (40 hours). The second workshop took place from February to May (40 hours)
- one art workshop with women victims of sexual trafficking. From February to May 2019 (26 hours)
- one art workshop with women victims of gender violence. From January to May 2019 (34 hours)
- an art workshop for children in vulnerable situations, with a weekly session, from February to May 2018 (25 hours)
- an art workshop for children with learning difficulties resulting from difficult situations 2017/2018 (30 hours)
- one art workshop for adults deprived of liberty 2018 (30 hours)
- one art workshop for children in situations of serious illness 2017 (30 hours)
All results have been disseminated in International Conferences such as British Association of Art Therapist (BAAT), London, July 2019, and European Consortium of Art Therapy Education XVth Conferences, September 2019, among others.
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Themes: Culture and...
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Results, benefits, impact and lessons learnt
During 2017/2018, they have implemented 7 pilot workshops, developing art-therapeutic methodologies for: women in vulnerable situations, with children in their care; children in vulnerable situations; children with learning difficulties arising from difficult situations; adolescents with learning difficulties arising from difficult situations; adults deprived of their liberty; children with serious illnesses
López Fdz. Cao, M (2021) On the unknown that art addresses: Space, vacuum and awareness in the arts. In López Fdz. Cao, M. Hougham, R., Scoble, S. (2021) Imagining windmills. Trust, truth and the unknown in Arts Therapies. London, Routledge.
López Fernández Cao, M, Camilli Trujillo, Celia and Fernández Escudero, Laura (2020) PROJECTA: An Art-based tool in trauma treatment. The Psychological and Physiological Benefits of the Arts. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.568948 (2.067 Impact Factor, 3.2 2019 CiteScore)
López Fdz Cao, M. (2020) Arte, memoria y trauma: Aletheia, dar forma al dolor. Volumen II Intervenciones desde la terapia, imágenes de la herida. Madrid: Fundamentos.
López Fdz Cao, M. (2019) The museum as a potential space. An approach to trauma and emotional memory in the museum. In Pazos, A. Et alt Socializing Art Museums. Rethinking the publics’ experience. De Gruyter
López Fdz Cao, M. (2018) Aletheia, dar forma al dolor Volumen I: Sobre procesos, arte y memoria. Madrid, Fundamentos. ISBN: 978-84-245-1372-6
López Fdz Cao, M. (2017) “ALETHEIA, contra el olvido. Arte, trauma y memoria emocional. El proceso creador como elaboración del dolor.” Arteterapia. Papeles de Arteterapia y Educación Artística para la Inclusión Social. pp. 313 - 315. 05/12/2017. ISSN 1 886-619
López Fdz Cao, M. (2017) From The Rape of Europa to Art Against Gender Violence in Spanish Culture. In Gender and Violence in the Spanish Culture: from Vulnerability to Accountability. Peter Lang. ISBN:978-1-4331-4000-6