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Celebrating Shaun McNiff
  • ISSN: 2040-2457
  • E-ISSN: 2040-2465

Abstract

This article explores the visionary nature in the five decades work of Shaun McNiff. Starting in law school and leaving to become a painter, McNiff brought his acumen to academia establishing the first integrated arts and psychology master’s programme in the world. His trailblazing nature gained notoriety in those who had influence in depth psychology and mental health. He was not only interested in the interdisciplinarity of all art forms but the integration of ideas from many facets of social and political landscapes focusing his efforts on training those similarly interested in utilizing the arts towards addressing the human condition. He wrote the first book on art-based research. He has authored more than fifteen books and numerous articles, as well as delivering keynote addresses all over the world. He was a dean at Lesley University and provost at Endicott College where he continued his legacy of establishing integrated arts programmes.

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