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Title: The art of the psychologist : a symbolic self curation
Author: Healeyclough, Faye
ISNI:       0000 0004 2724 6078
Awarding Body: University of the West of England, Bristol
Current Institution: University of the West of England, Bristol
Date of Award: 2011
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In this inquiry I have explored the reasons why I am a teacher of psychology. The focus of my story highlights the concepts of parentification and psychological mindedness. I have explored the following statements of uncertainty using an art based methodology: Detail my journey into psychological mindedness Explore the role of parentification and my study of psychology Curate my reflexivity on the interplay of self and education To record the uncertainty of art based research I have documented my path using an adaptation of a new method of art based inquiry: symbolic self curation, first explored in the work of Cherry (2008). I wanted to experience and share my reflexivity on self. The process has created thirteen art pieces whose curation has shown the power of art: both to heal and to gain insight into Self and professional practice. I have used this new method to give voice to my story and to inform my teaching of psychology. The key contribution of this thesis is in documenting a clear and accessible pathway into art based inquiry. I want my journey to inspire others to use this method to empower their own journey into Self and professional practice.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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