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Julie McDonald

Julie McDonald – Bio


Julie is an experiential educator, therapist and artist who has enjoyed working together with youth at risk, people living with mental illness and young women escaping domestic violence. She has recently been appointed as the Creative Arts Co-ordinator for Whitelion, a youth advocacy organisation, and is currently completing her masters thesis at the Melbourne Institute for Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy (MIECAT).

Together… moving with our eyes closed – Co-creating the intersubjective dialogue

Edition: 2007 Vol. 6 No. 1

intersubjectivity, companioning, co-creation, research inquiry, therapeutic relationship, significant moments

In this brief article Julie reflects on her research inquiry at the Melbourne Institute for Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy stating “Fundamentally the focus of my inquiry is to develop a deeper understanding of how the therapeutic relationship is formed via the use of creative arts modalities while endeavouring to articulate the contributing factors that shape the intersubjective dialogue.” Illustrated with two co-created depictions of shared experiences with her client, the author gives a rich description of the qualities of the intersubjective space and shares her own feelings and her client’s – of being in this space together. (pp 15-16)

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