Staff profile

Dr Clive Holmwood


Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer Dramatherapy

Subject

Therapeutic Arts

College

College of Health and Social Care

Department

School of Allied Health and Social Care

Campus

Derby Campus

Email

c.holmwood@derby.ac.uk

About

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Therapeutic Arts within the School of Allied Health and Social Care at the University of Derby. I teach on the Post-graduate MA Dramatherapy with responsibility for clinical supervision and theory & research modules. I am also a Admissions tutor for the BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing Degree Programme with responsibility for personal tutorship and specialist drama modules. I am also a Senior Researcher within the College of Health and Social Care Research Centre with an interest in interdisciplinary practice, drama education, and dramatherapy and arts in health. Additionally I supervise doctorial students.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach across the MA Dramatherapy and BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing and doctoral programmes. I am also an Academic writer and researcher.

Professional interests

Research interests

Interdisciplinary connections between dramatherapy and drama education including historical development and inter-subjectivity.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

 

 

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I am a Health and Care Profession Council Registered Dramatherapist with almost 25 years post qualifying experience, having worked in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings with a very broad range of clients throughout my career. This includes adults and children with severe learning disabilities and challenging behavior, adults and children with severe mental health problems and older people with memory loss and dementia. I have specialized over the last few years in working with children in such areas as autism, ADHD and a range of learning disabilities and mental health problems, especially with children  in the looked after system who are unable or unwilling to communicate verbally.

Prior to this I have 10 years experience as a drama teacher and facilitator.

International experience

Additional interests and activities

In the media

Open Lecture University of Derby 11th December 2019 1pm

Recent publications

Bibliography

Proposed Future Publications

Holmwood, C. (TBC) Applied Drama and Theatre as a form of play for Looked after Children. Acknowledging specific requirements in Sajnani, S.  Karkou, V. Belliveau, (Eds) Handbook of Drama, Theatre, Improvisation and Wellbeing: Oxford: Oxford University Press                                                                            

Jennings, S. Holmwood, C. (Eds.) (Expected 2021) The International Handbook of Stories Therapeutic Stories and Storytelling  (Working Title). London Routledge.

Co-edited Publications 

Jennings S. Holmwood, C. (Eds) (IN PRESS 2020) The International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy (Working Title) London: Routledge.

Taylor, J. Holmwood, C. (Eds) (2018) Learning as a Creative and Developmental Process in Higher Education- A Therapeutic Arts Approach and its Wider Application. London: Routledge.

 Jennings, S. Holmwood, C. (Eds.) (2016) The International Handbook of Dramatherapy. London: Routledge.

Books – Sole Authored

Holmwood, C. (2014) (Reprint 2016) Drama Education and Dramatherapy: Exploring the space between disciplines. London: Routledge

Book Chapters - Co Authored

Bird, D. Holmwood,  C. (2018) C. Rediscovering the playful learner in Taylor, J. Holmwood, C. (Eds), Learning as a Creative and Developmental Process in Higher Education- A Therapeutic Arts Approach and its Wider Application, pp. TBC. London/New York: Routledge.

Holmwood, C. Scales, P. (2018)Liminality in Higher Education – gaps as legitimate learning spaces in Taylor, J. Holmwood, C. (eds), Learning as a Creative and Developmental Process in Higher Education- A Therapeutic Arts Approach and its Wider Application, pp. TBC. London: Routledge.

Holmwood,  C. Stavrou, C. (2012) Dramatherapy and Drama Teaching a New Perspective towards a Working Relationship' in Leigh, L. Gersch, I. Dix, A. Haythorne, D. (Eds), Dramatherapy with Children, Young People and Schools: enabling creativity, sociability, communication and learning, pp. 30-38  . London/New York: Routledge.

Book Chapters Sole Authored

Holmwood, C. (INPRESS 2020) Neuro Dramatic Play and a Hero’s Journey, a Play based Approach in a Junior School in Jennings S. Holmwood, C. (Eds) The International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy (Working Title) London: Routledge.

Holmwood, C. (2018) On being a Male Dramatherapist in Hogan, S. (ed), Inscribed on the Body: Gender and Difference in the Arts Therapies, pp TBC. London/New York: Routledge.

Holmwood, C. (2018) Assessing performance in the Creative Expressive Therapies in Higher Education in Taylor, J. Holmwood, C. (eds) Learning as a Creative and Developmental Process in Higher Education- A Therapeutic Arts Approach and its Wider Application, pp TBC. London/New York: Routledge.

Holmwood, C. (2016) Dramatherapy & Theatre Current Inter-Disciplinary Discourses in Jennings S. Holmwood C, (eds), International Handbook of Dramatherapy, pp 160-169. London/New York: Routledge.

Articles – Co authored

Gaines, A.M., Butler, J.D., & Holmwood, C. (2015). Between Drama Education and Drama Therapy:  International Approaches to Successful Navigation. p-e-r-f-o-r-m-a-n-c-e , 2 (1-2). http://p-e-r-f-o-r-m-a-n-c-e.org/?p=1223

Articles – Sole Authored

Holmwood, C. (2015) Dramatherapy, Tai Chi and Embodiment in Creative Arts Creative Arts in Education and Therapy, Volume 1 (2015), Issue 1, Page 63 – 75. Quotus Publishing.

Holmwood, C. (2012) ‘An investigation into the space where Drama and Dramatherapy meet. What does this mean in conceptual and practical terms, for practitioner and participant? ‘Working Papers’. Institute of Education, University of Warwick.

Holmwood, C. (2005) A Tale of Tales, Dramatherapy, 27:1, 19-23, DOI: 10.1080/02630672.2005.9689645

Holmwood, C. (2000) You Listen up Here's the Story About a Little Guy Who Lived in a Blue World…, Dramatherapy, 22:3, 13-17, DOI: 10.1080/02630672.2000.9689557

 Holmwood, C. (1995) Looking Ahead: Future employment as Dramatherapists in an ever changing market forces economy, Dramatherapy, 17:3, 10-16, DOI: 10.1080/02630672.1995.9689399

Book Reviews

Holmwood, C. (2018) New Developments in Expressive Arts Therapy The Play of Poiesis, Dramatherapy (TBC)

Holmwood, C. (2017) Lee R Chasen, Engaging mirror neurons to inspire connection and social emotional development – in children and teens on the autism spectrum – theory into practice through drama therapy, Dramatherapy, 38:1, 72-73, DOI: 10.1080/02630672.2017.1290778

Holmwood, C. (2014) Joan Lazarus, Signs of change – new directions in theatre education: revised and amplified edition, Dramatherapy, 36:1, 60-61, DOI: 10.1080/02630672.2014.909149