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Qualifications

MA Art Psychotherapy (Northern Program)
PGDip Mindfulness
BAAT registered Supervisor
Mindful Supervision Bangor University

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 in drug and alcohol recovery.
Karen was a clinical manager in education Scotland, that worked with children in complex families.
Previous experiences working in palliative care and complex health issues.

Karen has a personal art practice including sculpture, painting and design, also a musician in her spare time.

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.
Complex health issues in Adults and children’s services.
Dyadic and systemic work with complex families and looked after children.
Supervision for several modalities, currently private supervisor.

Responsibilities

Currently joint course lead for the Art Psychotherapy MA.

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
Supervision

Consultancy

Art psychotherapy with complex families and looked after children
Karen has spoken at many conferences for work with addictions, and people in drug and alcohol recovery
Art Psychotherapy in Education
Addictions
Mindfulness
Supervision

Research

Interest in art psychotherapy in a school setting.
Mindfulness applications
The role of the art psychotherapist and working with other modalities

Areas of Expertise

Mindfulness
Addictions
Children
Trauma
Palliative care
Bereavement
Supervision

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