This programme is currently closed for applications until further notice. Please check back at a later date for more information.
We offer opportunities for students who want to pursue research in art psychotherapy.
For MPhil and PhD study, you usually register for research by written thesis (although there are also possibilities for research based on a written element and studio practice).
You meet your supervisors regularly for discussion and guidance, and present your work to the Art Psychotherapy research student group.
You also attend the Goldsmiths Research Methods Training Course.
Supervision is currently available in the following areas:
- art therapists and their art
- cross-cultural issues
- evidence-based practices
- group work
- history and development of the professions in the UK and internationally
- occupational choice, career development and role change of arts therapists and arts therapy trainees
- clinical work with various client populations
Current research topics include:
- key issues in art psychotherapy with the blind
- the creative experience inside and outside an art psychotherapy group
- the image as an assessment tool with children who have an autistic spectrum disorder
- thinking about art with adults who have learning disabilities
- art therapists’ working environments
You'll be assessed by a thesis and viva voce.
Find out more about research degrees at Goldsmiths.
Contact the department
If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Jennifer Mayo-Deman.