Digitising creative psychological therapy : Arts for the Blues (A4B)

Farish-Edwards, F, Parsons, AS ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3540-5660, Starkey, J, Dubrow-Marshall, LJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4092-6599, Thurston, SD ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5326-593X, Omylinska-Thurston, J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8329-171X and Karkou, V 2022, 'Digitising creative psychological therapy : Arts for the Blues (A4B)' , in: Digital Innovations for Mental Health Support , Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series , IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a need to adapt and develop psychological interventions that address the mental health of those in need. As a result, Arts for the Blues (A4B), an evidence-based creative group psychotherapy model, originally developed for in-person delivery to address the needs of clients with depression, was transformed into a remote therapy option. This chapter presents an overview of plans and steps so far and offers activities used online during a public workshop with 24 participants and training sessions with 70 psychotherapists (qualified and trainee). Concerns around safety, group sizes, time, and guidance/support are discussed, while the value of online work for clients with depression (adults and children) are explored. It is concluded that even when in-person delivery is possible, online versions will be useful since they encourage a wider reach and make interventions more accessible.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Prescott, J
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series
Publisher: IGI Global
Series Name: Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series
ISBN: 9781799879930 (ebook); 9781799879916 (hardback); 9781799879923 (paperback)
ISSN: 2475-6660
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Depositing User: Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 09:29
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2022 12:05
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62456

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