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PhD Defence by Vibeke Skov: Art therapy. Prevention against the development of depression

PhD Defence by Vibeke Skov: Art therapy. Prevention against the development of depression

The aims in this research study are to focus on art therapy as a method to explore the inner life as prevention for development of depression and to address the possibility for art therapy to be used as an early intervention tool when an individual first starts to pay attention to dissatisfaction in life.

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16.12.2013 kl. 13.30 - 16.30

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Vibeke Skov: Art therapy. Prevention against the development of depression

Depression has become a major problem in Western societies and often starts with low quality of life, which can lead to depression when no (efficient) treatment is offered in time.

The aims in this research study are to focus on art therapy as a method to explore the inner life as prevention for development of depression and to address the possibility for art therapy to be used as an early intervention tool when an individual first starts to pay attention to dissatisfaction in life.

Art therapy may work as a method to increase self-healing processes that prevents such a development and instead transform the condition of low quality of life into motivation for personal development. A Jungian epistemology is used as a frame for the overall understanding of wellbeing. As a pre-understanding, low quality of life is expected to show a lack of connection between the conscious ego and the inner core self, while a high quality of life is expected to be a result of an active and relational connection between ego and self.

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Supervisors:

Inge Nygaard Pedersen & Michelle Forinash

Committee:

Professor Lars Ole Bonde (chair), AAU
Professor Kate Donohue, West Portal Counseling Associates, San Francisco, CA
Associate professor Stefano Carta, University of Cagliari, Italia

The defence is followed by a reception.

Everybody is welcome! 

Arrangør

Department of Communikation and Psychology

Adresse

Aalborg University, Fibigerstræde 15, Auditorium A

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