Re: Would you be able to contribute to our project ?
Posted by Judy Weiser, R.Psych., A.T.R. on 2/22/2011, 9:09 am, in reply to "Re: Would you be able to contribute to our project ?"
Mark's suggest above is very good, but he neglected to mention his vast background experience with photo-based healing techniques -- you can read more about him at his website: |
Below is his bio, from the "Who is Doing What, Where" page of this website, at:
In addition to Mark's bio, you can read about the activities of many others who use photo-based healing techniques with elders (also search the page for these other terms: "seniors", "geriatric") and you'll find many under both PhotoTherapy and also Therapeutic Photography.
There are also some articles published about using photos in grief and bereavement work -- and if that interests you, see also the bio for "Mike Simmons" on the same page...
Mark Wheeler is in Derbyshire, and is a Registered Art Psychotherapist working in a Child & Family Therapy Clinic.
Mark was the first British photography graduate to undertake postgraduate Art Therapy training and has subsequently obtained a postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Practice with families & couples.
He has used photographs in work with families and individuals with a variety of issues, taught Bereavement Counselors about "using photos in bereavement work and how to work systemically with photos", and has facilitated workshops for Art Therapy students and Mental Health Nurses.
Mark has recently been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society for his work examining the psychological dimensions of making and viewing photographs.
Mark has recently begun the website "PhotoTherapy and Psychological Aesthetics of Photographs" ("the best resource for British Phototherapy practice"), in which he also provides an overview to the various photo-based therapy and healing practices in the U.K., both historically and specifically.
Lastly, I am also available for consulting work on such projects...
Hope this info helps,