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The use of “art” as a resource in recovery from the impact of sexual abuse in childhood: A qualitative systematic review (2022)
Journal Article
Rouse, A., Jenkinson, E., & Warner, C. (in press). The use of “art” as a resource in recovery from the impact of sexual abuse in childhood: A qualitative systematic review. Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, https://doi.org/10.1080/17533015.2022.2034900

Background: A qualitative systematic review was undertaken to identify the therapeutic impact of arts-based activities as experienced by adults sexually abused in childhood. Methods: Sixteen studies, identified through a systematic search protocol, w... Read More about The use of “art” as a resource in recovery from the impact of sexual abuse in childhood: A qualitative systematic review.

Let the atrocious images haunt us: Encounters with conflict and connection in visual art making (2020)
Journal Article
Rouse, A. (2021). Let the atrocious images haunt us: Encounters with conflict and connection in visual art making. International Review of Qualitative Research, 14(3), 547-559. https://doi.org/10.1177/1940844720948075

In the relative comfort of my UK living room, a passive spectator of TV news, I watch fleeting images of appalling suffering and devastation emanating from the war in Syria. The coverage of the bombing of Aleppo (2015) is heart-rending. I turn to art... Read More about Let the atrocious images haunt us: Encounters with conflict and connection in visual art making.

Enabling connections: Counsellor creativity and therapeutic practice (2015)
Journal Article
Rouse, A., Armstrong, J., & McLeod, J. (2015). Enabling connections: Counsellor creativity and therapeutic practice. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 15(3), 171-179. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12019

© 2015 British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Aims: To understand how counsellors’ personal creativity informs their professional work with clients. Method: Grounded theory methodology was employed alongside arts-based research method... Read More about Enabling connections: Counsellor creativity and therapeutic practice.