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Overview

Art Psychotherapist in cancer and palliative care since 2004, Megan Tjasink advocates the unique value and potential of art therapy in medical settings.

Megan drives innovation to develop art therapy services, practice and research in health. She champions adaptable, context specific, evidence-informed practice and has developed multiple new art therapy posts and services in relation to patient need, both within the NHS and charitable sectors. 

Megan has developed a practice ethos that is relational and compassion-based, drawing on current research and multiple theoretical models, based on individual need, environment and therapeutic context. 

Megan has a sustained and active interest in collaborative working and interdisciplinary research - particularly to develop the relationship between art and medicine.

Megan is a PhD research fellow at Queen Mary University of London. Her PhD research is in the use of art therapy with hospital clinicians to address burnout and psychosocial distress.

Education/Academic qualification

Art Psychotherapy, MA Art Therapy

External positions

PhD Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London

6 Jan 2022 → …

Lead Art Psychotherapist, NHS - Barts Health NHS Trust

6 Oct 2005 → …

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