Alexander Kopytin, PhD

Alexander Kopytin, PhD, is a certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist also trained in art psychotherapy. He holds a position of Сhair, Russian Art Therapy Association. Alexander also teaches art therapy at the St. Petersburg Academy of Post-Graduate Pedagogical Education and the St.- Petersburg State Medical Mechnikov University, where he works as the head of the post-graduate diploma course in art therapy. He has led workshops and presentations in many local and international conferences and runs and supervises therapy and training groups. Alexander has numerous publications in the forms of monographs and edited volumes and papers in Russian and international journals.

Alexander Kopytin, PhD, is a certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist also trained in art psychotherapy. He holds a position of Сhair, Russian Art Therapy Association. Alexander also teaches art therapy at the St. Petersburg Academy of Post-Graduate Pedagogical Education and the St.- Petersburg State Medical Mechnikov University, where he works as the head of the post-graduate diploma course in art therapy. He has led workshops and presentations in many local and international conferences and runs and supervises therapy and training groups. Alexander has numerous publications in the forms of monographs and edited volumes and papers in Russian and international journals.

Konuşma Özetleri

Art Therapy as a Factor of Supporting Human Resources:

Clinical, Educational, Social and Environmental Perspectives

Alexander Kopytin, Ph.D.

Professor St.-Petersburg Academy of Post-Graduate Pedagogical Education

Art therapy will be presented as a means of effective support of human resources, both normal and dysfunctional persons, families and populations based on their creative and expressive activity. New trends in art therapy linked to the resilience-based approach and different segments of its application, clinical, social and pedagogical (educational) interventions with the use of arts will be discussed. The role of the emerging models of environmental and ecological art therapy with their emphasis on environmental challenges and therapeutic factors will be considered. The history and the current situation in Russian art therapy with the demands of establishing professional evidence-based practice and adequate systemic methods, academic continuous training and supervision will be outlined.