Group therapy : mental distress in a digital age : [a user guide].

Contributor(s): Bartlett, Vanessa.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, FACT, 2015Description: 173 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781781381885.Subject(s): Art | Information technology-Social aspects-21st century | Technology and the arts | Arts and society | Art-PsychologyDDC classification: 701.15BAR
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Group Therapy invites readers to reconsider their perceptions of mental health, by asking how far our personal wellbeing is related to the values of the society we live in. In the 21st century, where many of our daily activities are mediated by digital devices, it focuses particularly on the impact of new technologies on our sense of self and our collective wellbeing.<br> <br> Using provocations and personal testimonies, the book challenges conventional perceptions of mental illness, while offering practical advice on how to deal with contemporary problems such as internet addiction or mental health in the workplace. Written by artists, psychologists and health professionals, and building upon an exhibition at FACT, Group Therapy provides an accessible 'how to' guide for the contemporary day-to-day experience of mental health.<br> <br>

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 5)
  • Introduction (p. 9)
  • The Deviant Majority (p. 20)
  • Carrie Buried Beneath Catalpa Beans // Mountain Sweep (p. 22)
  • Society
  • Seeing things differently (p. 28)
  • Psychos Sensation (p. 42)
  • The right to k(no)w the vacuum cleaner (p. 46)
  • Twelve (p. 54)
  • Reflexive impotence, immobilisation and liberal communism (p. 59)
  • The Financial Crisis (p. 72)
  • Technology
  • Blogging about mental health (p. 76)
  • Using apps to support my mental health (p. 80)
  • Not Eye (p. 84)
  • Talking back: mental health and social media (p. 86)
  • White Matter (p. 100)
  • Mental health in a digital age: lessons from architectural design practice (p. 104)
  • Creative Practice
  • A brightly coloured bell jar: a state-sanctioned aesthetic (p. 116)
  • Madlove - A Designer Asylum (Bets version) the Vacuum cleaner (p. 130)
  • 'Disabling' the museum: curator as infrastructural activist (p. 132)
  • The Heart Library (p. 140)
  • George Khut
  • Experiencing the body beyond pathology (p. 142)
  • Doing digital art therapy (p. 148)
  • Me and the Black Dog (p. 154)
  • Past Sharing: Members of Fieehand (p. 158)
  • Mental health support links (p. 161)
  • Editor's biography (p. 163)
  • Artists' biographies (p. 164)
  • List of works (p. 169)
  • Exhibition (p. 172)
  • Publication (p. 173)