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Mr. Kevin Jones

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PositionHead of Department
Email k.jones (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7239
Mr. Kevin Jones

BA Fine Art Painting led to becoming a Starving Artist, falling into Ragged Street Theatre, psychiatric voluntary work and then the Dip Art Therapy Goldsmiths 1986-87. No longer starving, I worked in Art Psychotherapist in NHS long stay hospitals and community mental health 1987-2002 and completed a Dip Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and MA Psychotherapy and Social Studies 1997-2001. I combined a private psychotherapy practice as a member of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies, UKCP Registered, 2001- present with being a Lecturer Art Psychotherapy Goldsmiths University of London, 2000 - present. Lead clinician in the first randomised controlled trial of art therapy 1997-2001.

Academic qualifications

MA, DipAT, AsT(A)., Dip Psych (IPSS & UKCP).

Teaching

Clinical Supervision groups, Art Therapy Large Group, Basic Psychodynamic concepts (cross taught with dance Movement psychotherapy), empirical outcome research into art therapy, large group lectures. Collaborative teaching Institute of Transpersonal psychotherapy Berne Switzerland. Visiting Lecturer MA Art Therapy at Roehampton, Sheffield, University of Hertfordshire, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh.

Areas of supervision

Clinical Supervision MA Art Psychotherapy

Clinical Supervision Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Presentations and exhibitions

2008  Exhibition drawings: Wilderness and Inner Space conference, University of Kent.

Conferences

2010         February.  “Le métier d’art-thérapeute : The profession  of art therapist’’.                 
International  Congress of art therapy. Ecole d'Art-thérapie de Tours AFRATAPEM Tours, France. Presenting paper: The Iron Cage of Bureaucracy : Art Therapy in Britain 2010.    

2009         September. Two day teaching event the Large Art Therapy Group and Institutional Dynamics.
Cp-facilitated two day large group event focusing on Institutional dynamics for the Finnish Art Therapy Association In Helsinki.

2009         Are You Fit to Practise? From Ethical Framework to Model of Good Behaviour.
College of Psychoanalysts, Birkbeck University. Presented paper:  Fit to practice? Teaching Art Psychotherapy under state regulation.

2009          May. Politics and Psychotherapy: Realising the Potential.      
Co-Facilitated large Art Therapy Group for whole conference. Glasgow, Strathclyde University.

2009          Race and the Modern World. Goldsmiths.
Paper resented: Race and Representation in a Randomized controlled Trial of art therapy.

2008          Trauma and the Sublime
Department of English, Swansea University, Wales, UK Paper presentation: The Large Group, Negative Pleasure and Social Transformation.

2008          May Psychotherapy and Liberation, May ’68 Anniversary Conference.
Presented paper ‘’Under the Cobblestones the Beach: The Art Therapy Large Group’’. With Sally Skaife. Institute of Group Analysis. London.

2008          Wilderness and Inner Space.
Paper: Wild Analysis: Regulating the Savage Horde. Exhibition paintings: Wilderness and Inner Space. University of Kent.

2007          American Art Therapy Association, AlbuquerqueNew Mexico
Paper: Multi-Culturalism and its Discontents in a RCT of Art Therapy

2007          Ex Cathedra; the future for Psychoanalytic studies in the university.
Panel speaker on orthodoxy and heterodoxy in psychoanalytic studies. University of Kent.

Research Interests

The enigma of capitalist desire for empirical research into the psychotherapies; difference, sexuality and the ‘whiteness of the whale’ in art therapy; the relationship between art and psychoanalysis in the age of the neo-liberal drive toward death.

The Art therapy Large Group as Learning and Teaching resource and its application in a cross sectoral arts and community context

Publications

Edited Journal

ATOL Art Therapy Online: a Journal of Art, Therapy, Politics and Culture
Dalley, Tessa; Jones, Kevin; Edwards, Dave; Brown, Christopher; Gilroy, Andrea and Meyerwitz-Katz, Julia, eds. 2010. ATOL Art Therapy Online: a Journal of Art, Therapy, Politics and Culture, ATOL Art Therapy Online, .

Book Section

The Large Group: Negative Pleasure and Social Transformation
Jones, Kevin. 2015. The Large Group: Negative Pleasure and Social Transformation. In: Tessa Adams and A Gaitanidis, eds. Authoring the Sublime: Femininity, Aesthetics and Jung. London: Karnac Books. ISBN 978-1855754430

Art 'fer-a-Pee'. An Exploratory Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) of Group Based Art Therapy as an Adjunctive Treatment for People with a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
Jones, Kevin. 2011. Art 'fer-a-Pee'. An Exploratory Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) of Group Based Art Therapy as an Adjunctive Treatment for People with a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia. In: Andrea Gilroy, ed. Art Therapy Research in Practice. Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 189-210. ISBN 9783039119943

Navigating Art Therapy: A Therapists Companion
Jones, Kevin. 2010. Navigating Art Therapy: A Therapists Companion. In: Chris Wood, ed. Navigating Art Therapy: an alphabetical anthology. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-22318-8

The Iron Cage of Bureacracy: Art Therapy in the UK 2010 Bureaucratie, une cage d’acier. L’art-thérapie au Royaume-Uni en 2010
Jones, Kevin. 2010. The Iron Cage of Bureacracy: Art Therapy in the UK 2010 Bureaucratie, une cage d’acier. L’art-thérapie au Royaume-Uni en 2010. In: R. Forestier, ed. ‘’The Profession of Art Therapist’’. Paris.: Elsevier-Masson., pp. 117-223. ISBN 978-2294-71144-2

The Iron Cage of Bureaucracy : Art Therapy in Britain 2010
Jones, Kevin. 2010. The Iron Cage of Bureaucracy : Art Therapy in Britain 2010. In: R. Forestier, ed. The Profession of Art Therapist. Paris: Elsevier-Masson.

'Lacan and Art', ‘Reverie’,' psychoanalytic Theories of Sublimation', Art Therapy Theories of Sublimation, The Sublime
Jones, Kevin. 2010. 'Lacan and Art', ‘Reverie’,' psychoanalytic Theories of Sublimation', Art Therapy Theories of Sublimation, The Sublime. In: Chris Wood, ed. Navigating Art Therapy: A Therapist's Companion. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415223195

The Wild in my Art: Territorialization, Deterritorialization, Reterritorialization
Jones, Kevin. 2008. The Wild in my Art: Territorialization, Deterritorialization, Reterritorialization. In: , ed. Wilderness and Inner Space. Canterbury: University of Kent. ISBN 1-902671-45-7

Article

The Impact of the Art Therapy Large Group, and Educational Tool in the Training of Art Therapists, on post-qualification professional practice
Skaife, Sally; Jones, Kevin and Pentaris, Panagiotis. 2016. The Impact of the Art Therapy Large Group, and Educational Tool in the Training of Art Therapists, on post-qualification professional practice. The International Journal of Art Therapy (formerly Inscape), 21(1), pp. 23-34. ISSN 1745-4832

The Impact of the Art Therapy Large Group, an Educational Tool in the Training of Art Therapists, on Post-qualification Professional Practice.
Skaife, Sally; Jones, Kevin and Pentaris, Panagiotis. 2016. The Impact of the Art Therapy Large Group, an Educational Tool in the Training of Art Therapists, on Post-qualification Professional Practice. International Journal of Art Therapy, 21(1), pp. 23-34. ISSN 1745-4832

Under the Cobblestones: Politics and Possibilities of the Art Therapy Large Group.
Jones, Kevin and Skaife, Sally. 2009. Under the Cobblestones: Politics and Possibilities of the Art Therapy Large Group. Politics and Psychotherapy International., 7(1), pp. 18-27.

The art therapy large group as a teaching method for the institutional and political aspects of professional training
Skaife, Sally and Jones, Kevin. 2009. The art therapy large group as a teaching method for the institutional and political aspects of professional training. Learning in Health and Social Care, 8(3), pp. 200-209. ISSN 1745-4832

The Art Therapy Large Group (ATLG) as a Teaching Method for the Institutional and Political aspects of Professional Training.
Skaife, Sally and Jones, Kevin. 2009. The Art Therapy Large Group (ATLG) as a Teaching Method for the Institutional and Political aspects of Professional Training. Learning in Health and Social Care, 8(3), pp. 200-209. ISSN 1473-6853

‘Under the cobblestones, the beach’’: The politics and possibilities of the Art Therapy Large Group.
Jones, Kevin and Skaife, Sally. 2009. ‘Under the cobblestones, the beach’’: The politics and possibilities of the Art Therapy Large Group. Psychotherapy and Politics International, 7(1), pp. 18-27.

Exploratory RCT of art therapy as an adjunctive treatment in schizophrenia
Richardson, Phil; Jones, Kevin; Evans, Chris; Stevens, Peter and Rowe, Anna. 2007. Exploratory RCT of art therapy as an adjunctive treatment in schizophrenia. Journal of Mental Health, 16(4), 483 -491. ISSN 0963-8237

Conference or Workshop Item

Art Therapy Large Group (ATLG): Politics and Possibilities
Jones, Kevin. 2019. 'Art Therapy Large Group (ATLG): Politics and Possibilities'. In: Taking Part. South Bank Centre.

The Impactof the Art Therapy Large Group on professional practice
Skaife, Sally and Jones, Kevin. 2014. 'The Impactof the Art Therapy Large Group on professional practice'. In: 16th European Symposium in Group Analysis 2014. Lisbon, Portugal.

The Impact of the Art Therapy Large Group on post-qualification professional practice.
Skaife, Sally and Jones, Kevin. 2014. 'The Impact of the Art Therapy Large Group on post-qualification professional practice.'. In: 45th American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference. San Antonio, United States 13 July 2014.

Collective dimensions of intelligence and feeling: a conference large art therapy group
Skaife, Sally and Jones, Kevin. 2011. 'Collective dimensions of intelligence and feeling: a conference large art therapy group'. In: ECARTE conference Lucca. Lucca, Italy.

The Art Therapy Large Group: A Lateral Affiliation
Skaife, Sally and Jones, Kevin. 2011. 'The Art Therapy Large Group: A Lateral Affiliation'. In: 15th European Symposium of Group Analysis. Goldsmiths, United Kingdom.

Group Art Therapy: Theory and Research
Skaife, Sally and Jones, Kevin. 2009. 'Group Art Therapy: Theory and Research'. In: Group Art Therapy: Theory and Research, The Finnish Art Therapy Congress. Helsinki, Finland 18 - 19 September 2009.

Are You Fit to practice? Teaching Art Psychotherapy Under State Regulation.
Jones, Kevin. 2009. 'Are You Fit to practice? Teaching Art Psychotherapy Under State Regulation.'. In: Are You Fit to Practise? From Ethical Framework to Model fo Good Behaviour?. College of Psychoanalysts Birkbeck, United Kingdom.

Politics and Psychotherapy: Realising the Potential. Art Therapy Large Group Workshop.
Jones, Kevin; Skaife, Sally; Westwood, Jill and Tipple, Robin A.. 2009. 'Politics and Psychotherapy: Realising the Potential. Art Therapy Large Group Workshop.'. In: Psychotherapy and Politics:Realizing the Potential. Strathclyde University Glasgow, United Kingdom 8th - 9th May 2009.

Politics and psychotherapy. Art therapy large group workshop
Jones, Kevin; Skaife, Sally; Westwood, Jill and Tipple, Robin A.. 2009. 'Politics and psychotherapy. Art therapy large group workshop'. In: Psychotherapy and Politics: Realising the Potential. Strathclyde University Glasgow, United Kingdom 8-9th May.

Race and the Modern World
Jones, Kevin. 2009. 'Race and the Modern World'. In: UNSPECIFIED. Goldsmiths, United Kingdom 1 April - 3 April 2009.

Wild Analysis: Regulating the Savage Horde
Jones, Kevin. 2008. 'Wild Analysis: Regulating the Savage Horde'. In: Wilderness and Inner Space. University of Kent, United Kingdom 13th and 14th December 2008.

Psychotherapy and Liberation May ‘68 Anniversary Conference. Under the Cobblestones:The Art Therapy Large Group (ATLG)
Jones, Kevin and Skaife, Sally. 2008. 'Psychotherapy and Liberation May ‘68 Anniversary Conference. Under the Cobblestones:The Art Therapy Large Group (ATLG)'. In: PSYCHOTHERAPY AND LIBERATION: MAY ‘68 ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE. Institute of Group Analysis, United Kingdom 2 - 4 May 2008.

Professional Activity

External Examiner MA/PGDip in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling University of Hertfordshire
Jones, Kevin. External Examiner MA/PGDip in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling University of Hertfordshire.

External Examiner MA/PgD in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling. 2010-2014.
Kevin, Jones. External Examiner MA/PgD in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling. 2010-2014..

Show/Exhibition

A Group Unconscious
Brown, Christopher; Dudley, Jane; Jones, Kevin; Morris, Lesley; Reddick, Dean; Skaife, Sally; Tipple, Robin A.; Velada, Diana and Westwood, Jill. 2011. A Group Unconscious. In: "15th European Symposium in Group Analysis", Goldsmiths, United Kingdom, 29th August - 2nd September.

A Group Unconscious
Brown, Christopher; Dudley, Jane; Jones, Kevin; Morris, Lesley; Reddick, Dean; Skaife, Sally; Tipple, Robin A.; Velada, Diana and Westwood, Jill. 2011. A Group Unconscious. In: "15th European Symposium in Group Analysis", MA Art Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths College, Whitehead Building Foyer, London, United Kingdom, 28 August – 9 September 2011.