The Freud Museum

Events Archive

24 September 2013

The therapeutic use of photographs with children and young adults

Prof Del Loewenthal

Prof Del Loewenthal will first give an overview of the therapeutic use of photographs as in his recent book 'Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age' (Routledge 2013). Del will explore in what ways children and young people projecting onto photographs helps us work therapeutically with the 'Hide & Seek' of what has been repressed. Participants will then be invited briefly to consider the therapeutic use of photographs personally and professionally.

Prof Del Loewenthal is Director of the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education at the University of Roehampton and a photographer. His publications include Post-existentialism and the Psychological Therapies - towards a therapy without foundations (Karnac 2011), Childhood, Wellbeing and a Therapeutic Ethos (co-edited with Richard House, Karnac 2009), and Post-Modernism for Psychotherapists (co-authored with Robert Snell,Routledge  2003). He is currently writing with Andrew Samuels 'Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Counselling: Appraisals and Reappraisals' ( Routledge) and researching using photographs therapeutically both with people in prisons and coaching in a multi-national company. Del also works as a psychotherapist in private practice in Wimbledon.

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