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Qualifications

MA Art Psychotherapy (Northern Program)
PGDip Mindfulness

About

Alongside the University role, Karen has a private practice for art psychotherapy and supervision. Karen is also a Mindfulness trainer and has worked as Co-lead for the Scottish NHS.
Karen works with complex addictions and personality disorders using art psychotherapy as well as group mindfulness.
Karen was a clinical manager in education Scotland, and works with children in complex families.

Karen has a personal art practice including sculpture, painting and design.

Experience

Art Psychotherapy in a schools service; and children’s services clinical manager
Addictions, art psychotherapy and Mindfulness.
Palliative care and family bereavement in hospices.
Dyadic and systemic work with complex families and looked after children.

Publications

Mindfulness ‘Sit and Share’. Discussion on low dose mindfulness for recovery.

Memberships

BAAT (British Association of art therapists)
HCPC ( Health Care Professionals Council)
UK Mindfulness Teachers Network (BAMBA)

External

Art Psychotherapy private practice
Supervision for psychological interventions and for mindfulness.
Mindfulness teacher and trainer.
North West Glasgow Addictions
Active BAAT member

Consultancy

Art psychotherapy with complex families and looked after children

Karen has spoken at many conferences for work with addictions
Children and families
Addictions
Minsfulness

Research

Interest in
art psychotherapy in a school setting.
Mindfulness applications
The role of the art psychotherapist

Areas of Expertise

Mindfulness
Addictions
Children
Trauma

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