An interesting discussion panel dedicated to psychology in art will take place on Sunday (October 13, 2019) at 16.00 in our lecture hall.
Art therapy, Why create and own art? Why is art important in the context of psychology and psychology in the context of art? Specialists from different fields will talk about what Lew Tolstoy called the “infectious emotionality” of ast. Poland is a pioneer in the conduct of art therapy. Moderator – Katarzyna Sroczyńska (journalist), Prof. Robert Bartel (arttherapist, artist), Dr. Julia E. Wahl (psychologist) and Karolina M. Wojciechowska (art manager).
Karolina M. Wojciechowska
She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. Legal advisor, specializes in copyright law – she teaches at the Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design. She ran courses in copyright in such places as the Centre for Conemporary Art and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Co-author of the book “Copyright in cultural institutions”, which was puclished by Beck Publishing House. She runs the Foundation of the name of Ryszard Kapuściński – Herodot. She runs her own publishing house – Blue Bird.
She works for writers, photographers, painters, advertising agencies, publishing houses, literary agencies, photographic archives, foundations operating within the culture, musicians, music producers, producers of performances, stage artists.
She comines the skills of a lawyer with the experience in practical aspects of the application of creativity. Over the years, she co-hosted the Green Gallery in Warsaw.
Deputy editor-in-chief of the quarterly “Przekrój”. For almost twenty years she has been professionally shortening, writing and asking questions, sometimes writing, often chasing others to work. Between sitting in subsequent editorials (including monthly “Focus” and “Coaching” magazine) she co-created the Archive of Spoken History at the Chancellery of the Senate of Poland and conducted trainings for journalists. She teaches Polish to foreigners, most recently refugees. In “Przekrój”, she fights for peace and tries to lead a healthy lifestyle – unfortunately, sometimes they are impossible to combine.
dr hab. prof. nadzw. UAP Robert Bartel
Artetherapist, member of the board of the Artetherapy Section of the Polish Psychiatric Society in Warsaw and the Association of Psychiatry and Art in Cracow and a member of the Polish Association of Therapy by Art in Lublin. At the University of Arts in Poznań, he conducts lectures on Visual Psychophysiology, Arttherapy and Creative Development classes as well as arttherapy based on mindfulness.
In the years 2001-2018 he ran the Workshop of Therapy through Art at the Regional Hospital Dziekanka in Gniezno for nervously and mentally ill. He co-organized or curated sixty art exhibitions created by people with mental disorders. He is the author of monographs and thirty publications in textbooks and other publishing items. Since 2016, he has been conducting research in the team of Prof. Dr. Janusz Rybakowski and Prof. Dr. Filip Rybakowski at the Department of Adult Psychiatry of the Medical University of Poznań. He actively cooperates with such institutions as the Academy of Special Pedagogy of M. Grzegorzewska in Warsaw, Warsaw Medical University, Medical University im. K. Marcinkowski in Poznań, Higher School of Social Psychology.
He also deals with painting, graphics, drawing, object and spatial arrangements He has had more than thirty individual exhibitions and has taken part in many collective exhibitions in Poland and abroad.
dr Julia E. Walh
Psychologist, researcher, trainer of the approaches to mindfulness and compassion. Co-originator and co-organizer of the conference “1st Conference on Practical Application of Buddhism in Western Psychology. Mindfulness: Theory and Practice” and co-founder of the Polish Mindfulness Society and the Polish Association for Psychotherapy Integration, founder and director of The Mind Institute. She graduated in training for teachers “MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine” conducted by well-known therapists – Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. She was supervised by Prof. Christopher Germer (Harvard Medical School), Maria Marquardt, Wanda Paszkiewicz
She conducted and supervised more than one hundred 8-week mindfulness and compassion trainings in Poland and the UK, meditation retreats, workshops. Associated with the University of Derby (UK), where she created a training program for oncology patients (as part of a doctorate). She runs lectures, most recently on the International Conference on Mindfulness (Amsterdam, July 10-13, 2018). Author of scientific articles. He also works with popular magazines such as: Przekrój, Charaktery, Psychologie und Leben, Newsweek Psychologia, Mindfulness Magazine (lead editor). Author of the book “About Compassion. Back to sensitivity and strength” (Charaktery Publishing House).