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.
MA, DipAT, AsT(A)., Dip Psych (IPSS & UKCP).
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.
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.
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
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, .
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Jones, Kevin. 2019. 'Art Therapy Large Group (ATLG): Politics and Possibilities'. In: Taking Part. South Bank Centre.
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.
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.
Skaife, Sally and Jones, Kevin. 2011. 'Collective dimensions of intelligence and feeling: a conference large art therapy group'. In: ECARTE conference Lucca. Lucca, Italy.
Skaife, Sally and Jones, Kevin. 2011. 'The Art Therapy Large Group: A Lateral Affiliation'. In: 15th European Symposium of Group Analysis. Goldsmiths, United Kingdom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.