Sheila Grandison

Sheila Grandison completed MA degrees in Fine Arts and Art History and Theory prior to qualifying as an art psychotherapist at Goldsmiths. She is currently Lead Art Psychotherapist at the Specialist Psychotherapy Resource Unit, Newham, and Borough Head of Arts Therapies, East London NHS Foundation Trust with an Honorary Lectureship at City University. She has a special interest in working with drawing processes with adults in acute states of mind, and psychosis in particular, who have complex mental health and communication needs. She is an executive member of ISPS UK (International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis), contributing actively to its national and international conference and workshop programme on psychosis and recovery. Since 2008 she has worked in partnership with Tate Modern Learning in an innovative gallery and ward-based training programme for nursing staff and service users in acute mental health settings entitled ‘Thinking about Looking’. (Updated 2012)