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Embrace Therapy Podcast: Rowena Keaveny, Polyphony Co-Editor

Published on May 09, 2022 by Vicky Linnane

In this episode of the Embrace Therapy Podcast, Vicky Linnane interviews Polyphony Co-Editor Rowena Keaveny.

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Rowena is a Registered Level 2 Professional Member Therapist with the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO). She is also a professionally qualified art therapist based in Offaly, Ireland. She holds a First Class Honours MA in Art Therapy from Crawford College of Art & Design. She uses mixed media in the art therapy room and online.

We chat about the various tools, applications, and devices Rowena incorporates into her practice. She mentions Dr Natalie Carlton as well as Gretchen M. Miller. Plus, here are two books recommended by Rowena, to go alongside this podcast episode: Digital Art Therapy and The Handbook of Art Therapy and Digital Technology. 

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Vicky Linnane

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Vicky Linnane is a registered Art Therapist. She completed her BA in Arts in 2009. Following this, she studied a Postgraduate Certificate in Arts in Healthcare Settings at NUI Maynooth. While working as a creative arts facilitator, she obtained her Masters in Art Therapy from CIT/ Crawford College of Art and Design.

With 2020 bringing a whirlwind alongside it, Vicky leaned on her media studies skills acquired from her undergrad to develop her very own podcast. Embrace Therapy Podcast offers the listener a chance to hear from qualified therapists and mental health care professionals themselves, as they share stories, insight and research on how embracing therapy is positive for one's mental health.

Vicky currently provides art therapy online and operates her private art therapy practice, Enrich Art Therapy, from The Acre Project, Celbridge and The Basin Street Centre, Naas.