Evaluation and review of art psychotherapy in private practice

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This article considers the ways in which gathering evaluative evidence may be inhibited when working beyond the supportive frameworks provided by an employing organisation. While recognising these difficulties, the article then focuses on the differences in the practice setting and the ways in which visual arts-based methodologies are evolving. Two arts-based evaluation methods are described – the ‘retrospective review’ and the ‘reflect interview and audio-image recording’. This article also considers how art psychotherapists in private practice might adapt these methodologies in order to gather arts-based evaluative evidence within a collaborative client/therapist paradigm
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Art Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2017
EventInternational Art Therapy Research Conference (AATA & BAAT) - Queen Mary University, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jul 201920 Jul 2019


  • Private practice; evaluation; validation; arts-based methodologies; retrospective review; audio-image recording; clinical audit


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