Sarah. Untitled. Ink, pencil and oil pastel on paper. Reference: BAAT Guidelines on Art Therapy for People with a Psychosis Related Diagnosis
British Association of Art Therapists Guidelines on Art Therapy for People with a Psychosis Related Diagnosis (Link Below)
British Association of Art Therapists Guidelines on Art Therapy for People with a Psychosis Related Diagnosis
10 Principles of Art Therapy Practice for People with a Psychosis Related Diagnosis
Working Together in Organisations
- Working with professionals and experts by experience.
- Supporting service users to speak through art.
Working with Friends and Family
- Welcoming family and friends.
- Supporting relationships through art.
Collaborating with Service Users
- Inviting service users into art therapy.
- Supporting culturally specific art.
- Enjoying art.
- Creating a shared formulation.
Group Art Therapy
- Groups for different needs.
- Facilitating creativity.
- Connecting through artwork and discussion.
Working with Real World Contexts
- Trauma informed art therapy.
- Working with mental health stigma.
- Working with poverty and disadvantage.
- Working with mental health systems.
Adapting and attuning art therapy
- Adapting to changing needs.
- Holding boundaries but not rigidly.
- Relief through art.
- Art and craft.
- Going deeper when it’s time.
Supporting recovery through art therapy
- Enabling expression in arts and words.
- Making sense of psychosis.
- Supporting personal agency.
- Supporting everyday coping.
Ending Art Therapy
- Facilitating expression about ending.
- Enabling evaluation.
- Supporting bigger goals.
Art Therapist’s Reflection and Well Being
- Using supervision.
- Reflective art making.
- Maintaining self awareness.
- The art therapist’s self-care.
Continuing Professional Development
- Seeking further skills and knowledge.
- Learning new art making techniques.
- Keeping up-to-date.
Reference: BAAT Guidelines on Art Therapy for People with a Psychosis Related Disorder
“The ‘star’ contains ten areas covering the main aspects of people’s lives, including living skills, relationships, work and identity and self-esteem. Service users set their personal goals within each area and measure over time how far they are progressing towards these goals. This can help them identify their goals and what support they need to reach them, and ensure they are making progress, however gradual, which itself can encourage hope”.
What is the Outcomes Star
The Star is underpinned by three values – empowerment, collaboration and integration – which sets it apart from traditional approaches.
The values that inform the Outcomes Stars are similar to those of person-centred, strengths-based and co-production approaches:
- The Star places importance on the service user’s perspective and priorities, as in a person-centred approach
- The holistic assessment offered by the Star focuses on aspects of life that are going well in addition to areas of difficulty, as in a strengths-based approach
- As in co-production, the service user is seen as an active agent in their own life and a valuable source of expertise and knowledge rather than a passive sufferer of an affliction that the professional, with their expertise and knowledge, will cure.
As a result, implementing the Outcomes Star can provide an effective way of putting these approaches and values into practice in a service.
Coalition for Collaborative Care (2020) A Co-Production Model. http://coalitionforcollaborativecare.org.uk/aboutus/
The Recovery College Model has been developed on an ethos of co-production. The principles below are produced by the Dublin North, North East Recovery College.