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Tuesday, 14 May 2024 12:18

Art therapy and suicide prevention

During doctoral studies at Tallinn University, Katrin Tibar investigated the effects of self-compassionate thinking in patients with mood disorders, specifically in people with suicidal thoughts. In her research, Katrin used a combination of art therapy and self-compassion concept. She saw that art therapy and self-compassion concept complement each other perfectly…
Last modified on Friday, 17 May 2024 01:26
Monday, 20 November 2023 10:40

Walking on water

Our Men’s Innovation Group, together with members of our Merry Widows Project, are undertaking Torbay Local Heritage project, ‘Walking on Water’. Currently they are busy collecting local people’s memories of Fleet Walk whose 1980s Shopping Centre was constructed over the River Fleet in Torquay, Devon, UK. This project is funded…
Last modified on Monday, 20 November 2023 11:57
  The Creativity Conference will take place May 18-21, 2023 on the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. The conference can also be accessed remotely through their conference app, Whova.   Presentations for this year have not yet been announced but will cover a wide variety of academic specialties and working professionals…
Last modified on Tuesday, 25 April 2023 13:51
Registration will be opening soon for CPSI Conference 2022, taking place June 26-30. First time attendees will learn practical skills and tools to help access their creativity and solve problems more effectively, both at work and at home. Returnees will continue to focus on the industry’s most pressing issues. CPSI…
Monday, 11 May 2020 12:16

E Paul Torrance tribute book

This book, edited by Fredericka K Reisman, comprises a valuable series of insights into the life and work of E Paul Torrance and his incredible contribution to creativity education and development. In the preface, James Ogunleye describes him as ‘One man whose passion, interest, teaching and research on creativity towered…
Journal editor Dr Marilyn Fryer was delighted to be one of the three recipients of the prestigious 105th Birthday Torrance Lifetime Creativity Award, alongside eminent creativity colleagues Dr Bonnie Cramond and Dr Kobus Neethling. The awards were announced at the 5th Annual E Paul Torrance Roundtable in Creative Thinking in Dubai…
Last modified on Friday, 20 December 2019 17:56
The International Centre for Innovation in Education16th ICIE Conference 2018 ‘Excellence, Innovation & Creativity in Basic-Higher Education & Psychology’Paris, France, July 3-16 2018, Université Paris Descartes ICIE conferences are milestones in the journey towards leadership, creativity and innovation in basic-higher education and psychology.The ten keynote speakers include Professor Todd Lubart, Dr…
Last modified on Friday, 23 March 2018 12:00
Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:13

Views on Cultural Diversity in the EU

  In 2015 VSDB Consultancy, which is the business of our Co-Editor, Venu Dhupa was approached by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London to conduct a perception study of the value of the activity of the Embassy in advance of a potential move to the new…
Last modified on Thursday, 20 April 2017 13:05
Monday, 07 November 2016 23:36

Anglo-Japanese Collaborations

This special issue of Japanese papers, guest edited by Emeritus Professor, Dr Kenichi Yumino, is the latest of a series of collaborations between our Japanese colleagues and ourselves. This began in 2001 when I was commissioned by a government body to evaluate programmes internationally which were designed to develop creativity,…
Last modified on Monday, 07 November 2016 23:39
Denise Salmon is a professional creative writer. She enjoys writing stories for children, songs, articles, poems and slogans. She has been writing professionally since 2005 ( The many reviews of her work can be found on sites like, and  Denise has faced and overcome many challenges. She…
Last modified on Monday, 12 September 2016 13:01
The delegates gathering over lunch, in the wonderful Nottingham Trent University Newton building, felt exciting and full of promise - people from all over the world meeting for creative conversation. There was a buzz, a feeling of a club or a group that were at one with the setting and…
Last modified on Monday, 23 May 2016 13:43
The School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University, UK (one of our valued sponsors) is hosting an event called, ‘In This Place’, for members and partners of CUMULUS. CUMULUS is an international association of universities and colleges of art, design and media. It is a forum for creating…
Last modified on Tuesday, 23 February 2016 00:36
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 14:21

Thank you for voting!

Many thanks to everyone who voted for our Creating Your Future 2015 project. I’m delighted to say that we were successful in obtaining an award from the Royal Bank of Scotland Skills and Opportunities Fund. NatWest Bank, part of RBS, have volunteered their practical support as which is invaluable and…
Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:51

Art therapy in Ukraine

I am currently in Kyiv, Ukraine giving art therapy training to psychologists and counselors who work with refugees, combat veterans and older adults. Art therapy is in an embryonic state here in Ukraine, but there is interest and need, so I hope to return to give this training again. I…
Last modified on Monday, 26 June 2017 13:54
Thursday, 19 March 2015 20:02

Innovators Under 35

THE LEADING COMMUNITY OF INNOVATORS, PIONEERS AND SOCIAL CHANGEMAKERS. Innovators Under 35 is the leading global community of innovators, pioneers and social changemakers. Created in 1999, this community is curated by MIT Technology Review. Each year MIT Technology Review discovers new generations of Innovators Under 35, the young leaders developing…
Last modified on Thursday, 23 April 2015 21:03
ISPIM, the International Society for Professional Innovation Management, is delighted to announce the Call for Submissions for our Innovation Forum in Boston in March 2016 held in partnership with IAOIP - The International Association of Innovation Professionals and supported by D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. For one attractive…
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 12:34

Crea Conference in Italy - 15-19 April 15

Registration is open for the 13th Annual International Conference on Creativity and Innovation. The CREA conference takes place in Sestri Levante, Italy from 15-19 April. See this link for more details:
Monday, 10 November 2014 14:48

Prof Anna Craft 1961-2014

We were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Professor Anna Craft, who worked tirelessly to champion creative education and touched so many people's lives.Our research interests were highly congruent and our paths often crossed. I first met Anna in the late 1980s, shortly after I completed my…
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