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Dr Dominik Havsteen-Franklin
Professor of Practice (Professional Practice) in Arts Therapies


Dominik Havsteen-Franklin is a Professor of Practice (Arts Therapies) at Brunel University, with a Ph.D. in Art Psychotherapy and Metaphor. He is also head of the International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies Training (ICAPT) for Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, Vice President for the European Federation of Art Therapy and a member of the Council for the British Association of Art Therapists. His research focuses on applying empirical methods to investigating and evaluating the use of arts to facilitate changes in health conditions. His recent research has centred on co-designing and investigating Arts-based Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (ADIT) for depression, Creative and Resilience Engagement (CaRE) for frontline healthcare workers, developing arts-based psychosocial practice in South Africa, and is a co-applicant for an NIHR funded large scale RCT (ERA) investigating the effectiveness of arts therapies for heterogenous groups in mental health services. Dominik supervises PhD students from a range of arts disciplines. He also continues to work as a consultant, an art psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor for the National Health Service.  


PhD in psychoanalysis

MSc Psychodynamics of Human Development

Accredited Art Psychotherapist, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist, Mentalization Based Treatment Therapist


Brunel Arts and Humanities with Arts Therapies NHS Partnership

Newest selected publications

Huss, E. and Havsteen-Franklin, D. (2023) 'Developing a theory of social art therapy: Insights from the context of crisis'. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 85. pp. 102066 - 102066. ISSN: 0197-4556

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Havsteen-Franklin, D., Cooper, J. and Anas, S. (2023) 'Developing a logic model to support creative education and wellbeing in higher education'. Cogent Education, 10 (1). pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 2331-186X Open Access Link

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Havsteen-Franklin, D., de Knoop, J., Agtarap, T., Hackett, S. and Haeyen, S. (2023) 'Evaluation of an Arts Therapies Approach to Team Development for Non-Acute Healthcare Teams in Low Control and High-Pressure Environments'. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 83 (April 2023). pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 0197-4556 Open Access Link

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Havsteen-Franklin, D., Swanepoel, M., Jones, J. and Conradie, U. (2021) 'Families and Collective Futures: Developing a Programme Logic Model for Arts-Based Psychosocial Practice with South African Rural Communities'. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. pp. 1 - 17. ISSN: 1664-1078 Open Access Link

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Havsteen-Franklin, D., Oley, M., Sellors, SJ. and Eagles, D. (2021) 'Drawing on Dialogues in Arts-Based Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (ADIT) for Complex Depression: A Complex Intervention Development Study Using the Medical Research Council (UK) Phased Guidance'. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. pp. 208 - 216. ISSN: 1664-1078 Open Access Link

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