Dr. Jill Westwood

Staff details

Position Programme Convenor MA Art Psychotherapy
Email J.Westwood (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7 919 7232
Dr. Jill Westwood

Dr Jill Westwood is a registered art psychotherapist HCPC-UK/Australia, artist, educator and researcher. She is Lecturer in Art Psychotherapy and Programme Convenor of the MA Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths, University of London and an Adjunct Fellow, School of Social Sciences & Psychology at the Western Sydney University, Australia where she completed her PhD in art therapy in 2010. Her previous role was Head of Program of the MA Art Therapy & Graduate Diploma in Expressive Therapies at the Western Sydney University 1995-2007.

She has been extensively involved the development of the profession and the training of art therapists in Australia and worked as an art therapist in adult psychiatry. She is originally from a fine arts background and is a practicing multimedia artist. She is involved in research collaborations in UK and Australia. Her interests include: the interface of art therapy and contemporary art, art therapy in organizations and art therapy education.

Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Location: Laban Annexe, F10

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • MA (RCA)
  • PG Dip Art Therapy
  • PhD

Teaching

Jill teaches all aspects of the MA Art Psychotherapy training, including clinical supervision, experiential group learning, academic studies, research skills, art making and exhibition, international perspectives, consideration of space and materials, safe and professional practice.

She has served as a PhD examiner at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Melbourne Institute of Experiential and Creative Art Therapies, as well as an external examiner for MA courses at Leeds Metropolitan University and Open University, LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. Since 2012, she has been an academic link for LASALLE's MA Art Therapy programme.

Areas of supervision

Jill has over 20 years’ experience of supervising art psychotherapists working with a wide range of different client groups and contexts. 

Professional activities

Jill is a member of the accreditation panels for the Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency and the Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board in New South Wales. She has also served as an external monitor for Whitecliffe College of Art and Design's MA Arts Therapy programme. 

She has been invited to speak at conferences around the world, and gave the keynote address at the 2008 International Expressive Arts Therapy Conference in Taiwan and the 9th Annual Australian Art Therapy Association Conference in Australia ten years earlier. She was most recently a conference delegate at the 13th European Arts Therapy Conference in Sicily.

She is a peer reviewer for the journals ANZJAT and ATOL.

Featured publications

  • Westwood, J. (2015). 'Art Therapy in Great Britain'. In: David Gussak and Marcia Rosal, eds. The Wiley Blackwell handbook of art therapy. USA: Wiley Blackwell Publishers. ISBN 9781118306598
  • Linnell, S. & Westwood, J. (2013) 'Arteterapia: od teorii do terapii'. Podrecznik przedmiotu: Art Therapy: from theory to therapy in Course Guide, Editors: B. Loza, A. Chmielnicka-Plaskota & T.   Rudowski Publisher: Wydawnictwo Akademii Pedagogiki Specjalnej 55-60, Poland.
  • Westwood, J. (2012) 'Hybrid Creatures: Mapping the emerging shape of art therapy education in    Australia, including reflections on New Zealand and Singapore'. The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Art Therapy, 7(1), 15-25.
  • Westwood, J. & Linnell, S. (2011) 'The emergence of Australian art therapies: Colonial legacies and hybrid practices'. ATOL: Art Therapy On Line, 1(3). Goldsmiths: UK, ISSN 2044-7221
  • Westwood, J. (2010) Hybrid Creatures: Mapping the emerging shape of art therapy education in Australia. PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney, Australia. 

 

Research Interests

Art therapy education in Australia.

Art therapy and organisational management.

Art therapy and contemporary art.

Art therapy with children and families.

Publications

Book

Westwood, Jill; Eisdell, N and Shiell, M. 2007. Health Services Union: Work Value Submission, Art Therapy Professional. Australia & New Zealand Art Therapy Association Inc.

Edited Book

Gilroy, Andrea; Linnell, Sheridan; McKenna, Tarquam and Westwood, Jill, eds. 2019. Art Therapy in Australia: Taking a Postcolonial, Aesthetic Turn. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill | Sense. ISBN 9789004315181

Gilroy, A.; Linnell, S.; McKenna, T. and Westwood, J., eds. 2018. Art therapy in Australia, taking a postcolonial, aesthetic turn. Leiden: Brill | Sense. ISBN 9789004368262

Book Section

Gilroy, Andrea; Linnell, Sheridan; McKenna, Tarquam and Westwood, Jill. 2019. An Introduction of Sorts or All Sorts of Introductions. In: Andrea Gilroy; Sheridan Linnell; Tarquam McKenna and Jill Westwood, eds. Art Therapy in Australia: Taking a Postcolonial, Aesthetic Turn. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill | Sense, pp. 1-41. ISBN 9789004368262

Linnell, Sheridan; Perry, Suzanne; Pretorius, Josephine and Westwood, Jill. 2019. Where knowing and not knowing touch: Contemporary Art as a Mode of Research, Subjective Transformation and Social Engagement. In: Andrea Gilroy; Sheridan Linnell; Tarquam McKenna and Jill Westwood, eds. Art Therapy in Australia: Taking a Postcolonial, Aesthetic Turn. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill | Sense, pp. 253-281. ISBN 9789004315181

Westwood, Jill. 2019. Hybrid Creatures: Art therapy education in Australia. Memory foam - re-tracing and re-searching my steps - from there to here and back again. In: , ed. Art Therapy in Australia: Taking a Postcolonial, Aesthetic Turn. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill | Sense, pp. 157-211. ISBN 9789004315181

Westwood, Jill. 2016. Art Therapy in Great Britain. In: David Gussak and Marcia Rosal, eds. The Wiley Blackwell handbook of art therapy. USA: Wiley Blackwell Publishers. ISBN 9781118306598

Linnell, Sheridan and Westwood, Jill. 2013. Art therapy in Australia. In: B Loza; A Chmielnicka-Plaskota and T Rudowski, eds. Arteterapia: od teorii do terapii. Poland: Wydawnictwo Akademii Pedagogiki Specjainej, pp. 55-60.

Gilroy, Andrea. 2011. The poetics of Australian art therapy. In: Andrea Gilroy; Sheridan Linnell and Jill Westwood, eds. Art therapy: taking a post-colonial, aesthetic turn. Sydney, Australia: Bentham Books.

Westwood, Jill. 2006. Exercises to Explore Art Therapy. For Matthew and others: Journeys with Schizophrenia Exhibition Education Kit. In: , ed. UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED.

Article

MacKinnon, Emma; Myles, Alice; Page, Kristina; Shelhi, Taiseer and Westwood, Jill. 2017. Shifting terrains: Art psychotherapists’ testimonies and reflections on employment in austerity Britain. ATOL: Art Therapy OnLine, 8(2), pp. 1-34.

Westwood, Jill. 2013. Hybrid Creatures: Mapping the emerging shape of art therapy education in Australia, including reflections on New Zealand and Singapore (Forthcoming). Australia and New Zealand Journal of Art Theraoy, pp. 1-15.

Westwood, Jill and Linnell, Sheridan. 2011. The emergence of Australian art therapies: Colonial legacies and hybrid practices. ATOL Art Therapy On Line Goldsmiths, 00-00.

Westwood, Jill; Keyzer, Catherine and Evans, Jennifer. 2010. Art Therapy, children 0-6 years and their families: A research project surveying the Sydney region of New South Wales, Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art Therapy, 5(1), ISSN 1833-9948

Westwood, Jill. 2007. Picturing Organizations: A visual exploration of the unconscious at work. Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 6(1), pp. 36-57. ISSN 1532-5555

Conference or Workshop Item

Westwood, Jill; Fenner, Patricia and Karkou, Vicky. 2018. 'DGPNN Conference Presentation - Symposium 'The Future of Art Therapy''. In: DGPNN Conference 2018. Berlin, Germany 28 November- 1 December 2018.

Lay, Ronald; Morris, Lesley; Safian, Emylia and Westwood, Jill. 2017. 'Singapore – London, Intersubjective Discoveries: An Intercultural Experience Between Two Art Therapy Training Programmes Using An Art-Based Approach'. In: Finding Spaces, Making Places: Exploring social and cultural space in contemporary art therapy practice. Goldsmiths, United Kingdom 13-16 April 2016.

Westwood, Jill. 2015. '2015 ECArTE, 13th European Arts Therapies Conference'. In: 2015 ECArTE, 13th European Arts Therapies Conference. Palermo, Sicily, Italy 16-19 Sept 2015.

Westwood, Jill. 2015. 'Public seminar as part of the MA Art Psychotherapy Student Exhibition: ‘The Space in Between’, Goldsmiths, Whitehead Foyer/Kingsway Corridor/3rd Floor Professor Stuart Hall Building.'. In: The Space in Between. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom.

Westwood, Jill; Fenner, Patricia and Kapitan, Lynn. 2014. 'Conversations with Patricia Fenner, Lynn Kapitan and Jill Westwood & Plenary Panel'. In: Embracing Ripples of Growth: LASALLE/ANZATA Symposium. LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

Westwood, Jill. 2014. 'Public Seminar: Below the Surface: MA Art Psychotherapy Exhibition 2014'. In: Below the Surface: MA Art Psychotherapy Exhibition. Goldsmiths University, United Kingdom.

Westwood, Jill. 2013. 'A genealogy of art therapy education in Australia'. In: Kinship Ties of Creativity, Past, Present and Future 23rd ANZATA Conference. University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Westwood, Jill. 2013. '20th Anniversary Event: MA Art Therapy, University of Western Sydney'. In: 20th Anniversary Event: MA Art Therapy, University of Western Sydney. University of Western Sydney, Australia.

Westwood, Jill. 2011. 'Hybrid Creatures: Mapping the emerging shape of art therapy education in Australia (Conference Presentation)'. In: World Dreaming: World Congress for Psychotherapy 2011. Sydney, Australia 24-28 August 2011.

Westwood, Jill. 2009. 'The Work of Art is the Work of Embodiment'. In: 3rd International Scientific and Training Conference ARTS THERAPIES in Medicine and Education. Arts Therapies in Medicine and Education Conference. The Academy of Humanities & Economics, Lodz, Poland 20-22 November 2009.

Westwood, Jill. 2009. 'The work of art is the work of embodiment'. In: ECARTE 10th European ARTS THERAPIES CONFERENCE. ECArTE, United Kingdom 16-19 September.

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; 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.

Westwood, Jill. 2008. 'Conference Delegate'. In: American Art Therapy Association 39th Annual Conference. Cleveland, Ohio, United States 19-23 November 2008.

Westwood, Jill. 2008. 'The Work of Art is the Work of Embodiment'. In: Education in Art Therapy Conference,. Pedagogical University, Krakow, Poland 17-18 Oct 2008.

Westwood, Jill. 2008. 'Exploring Internal Animals'. In: Workshop. Dam Kang University, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China.

Westwood, Jill. 2008. 'Keynote Address:Tales of Art Therapy (Theories & Practices) from the UK & Australia'. In: International Expressive Arts Therapies Conference. Dam Kang University, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China 20-21 March 2008.

Westwood, Jill and Gilroy, Andrea. 2006. 'Picturing Organizations: Further explorations of art therapy's potential for putting organizations on the couch.'. In: 3rd Art of Management & Organization International Conference. Pedagogical University, Krakow, Poland 5-8 Sept 2006.

Westwood, Jill. 2004. 'Picturing Your Organization (Presentation/Workshop)'. In: 2nd Art of Management & Organization, International Conference, Paris, 2004. ESCP-EAP European School of Management, Paris, France 7-10 Sept 2004.

Art Object

Westwood, Jill; Morris, Lesley; Lever, Anita and Linnell, Sheridan. 2016. Finding Spaces, Making places: The places we work and the spaces between: an intra-actional participatory artists’ event..

Exhibition Catalogue

Westwood, Jill; Little, David and Waller, Diane E.. 2018. Corinne Burton Memorial Trust 25 Years Exhibition.

Westwood, Jill. 2007. Contributor in Exhibition Catalogue: The Neo Naturists 22 June -21 July 2007.

Film/Video

Linnell, Sheridan; Perry, Suzanne; Pretorius, Josephine and Westwood, Jill. 2011. Where knowing and not knowing touch.

Image

Linnell, Sheridan; Perry, Suzanne; Pretorius, Josephine; Westwood, Jill; Nebot, Olga; Rumbold, Jean; Horsfall, Debbie and Latham, Robyne. 2014. The Uninvited.

Professional Activity

Westwood, Jill; Morris, Lesley; Lay, Ronald and Safian, Emylia. 2015. Singapore – London, Intersubjective discoveries: An intercultural experience between two art therapy training programmes using an art-based approach.

Westwood, Jill. 2015. Academic Link, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

Westwood, Jill. 2014. External Examiner: Leeds Metropolitan University.

Westwood, Jill. 2012. External Examiner: Open University.

Westwood, Jill. 2009. The Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency: Accreditation Panel.

Westwood, Jill. 2008. New Zealand Qualifications Authority: External Monitor.

Westwood, Jill. 2008. Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Board, New South Wales, Australia.

Report

Westwood, Jill and Shiell, M. 2006. ANZATA Submission to Government Document: For Art Therapy to be recognised as an allied health profession. Other. UNSPECIFIED.

Show/Exhibition

Brown, Christopher; Catchpole, Kristen; Cavaliero, Annamaria; Kagiafa, Diana; Martyn, Jonathan; Morris, Lesley; Rimmer, Lisa; Rudnik, Susan; Skaife, Sally; Tipple, Robin A.; Velada, Diana and Westwood, Jill. 2015. someunconsciousthings Goldsmiths Art Psychotherapy Exhibition. In: "Freud Museum: Festival of the Unconscious. The Unconscious Revisited", Freud Museum, United Kingdom, 24 June -13 Sept 2015.

Perry, Suzanne and Westwood, Jill. 2014. 'Magical Thinking'. In: "Art-Nature-Wellbeing", Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, Australia, 30 May-8 June 2014.

Westwood, Jill. 2014. 'Skinheads and Roses' and 'The Wound'. In: "This is Now: Film and Video After Punk", British Film Institute, Southbank, London, United Kingdom, 4-17 April 2014.

Westwood, Jill. 2013. Finding a voice, making your mark (International Art Therapy Conference Exhibition). In: "Finding a voice, making your mark", Goldsmiths, United Kingdom, 8-11 April 2013.

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.

Linnell, Sheridan; Perry, Suzanne; Pretorius, Josephine and Westwood, Jill. 2007. Where knowing & not knowing touch (Art & the unconscious). In: "Where knowing and not knowing touch (art and the unconscious)", At the Vanishing Point Contemporary Art, Australia, 27 Sept – 7 Oct 2007.

Thesis

Westwood, Jill. 2010. Hybrid Creatures: Mapping the emerging shape of art therapy education in Australia. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London