Reflection on masculinities: Men in art therapy

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McKenna, Tarquam (2010) Reflection on masculinities: Men in art therapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art Therapy (ANZJAT), 5 (1). pp. 58-62. ISSN 1833-9948


This personal reflection draws on perceptions from two practical art-making sessions – held at The Internationalisation of Art Therapy Conference (Singapore) and the 21st Birthday ANZATA Conference (Geelong). The author presented a paper and facilitated in art making in which he set out to address the presence, social silence and visibility surrounding male art therapists in the profession. As a male art therapist he wondered are men seen only through the lens of their masculinities or are there other ways of seeing men in this field? He was particularly interested in the gross, subtle and transgressive processes acted out in the lives of men who are art therapists and the manner in which men see themselves. The paper uses images generated in the two contexts to illustrate emerging ideas on men who are art therapists.

Item type Article
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > SEO Classification > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Keywords ResPubID21464, masculinities, male, art therapists
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