Jonathan Isserow

Jonathan Isserow


  • 2062 Parkstead House, Whitelands


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Personal profile


Dr Jonathan Isserow is an art psychotherapist, researcher and documentary filmmaker in the Department of Psychology, where he Convenes the MA Art Psychotherapy Programme. From 2010 to 2018 he was Head of the Arts and Play Therapy Programmes. More recently he has taken on the role as Head of Partnerships within the Departement. Jonathan has contributed to a range of art psychotherapy trainings in the UK, Europe, Russia and South Africa.



MA Psychoanalytic Observational studies (Tavistock Clinic & UEL)

PgDip Art Therapy, University of Hertfordshire

BA Fine Art (Hons), University of Witwatersrand

Research interests

His research interests are psychoanalysis, documetnary film, infant mental health, child development,  the visual turn in psychoanalysis, negative capability, visual and participatory visual research methods in psychology and the arts therapies. Jonathan welcomes proposals for research in art pscyhotherapy, psychology and therapeutic studies more broadly, at both the MPhil and PhD levels. He particularly welcomes practice-based research proposals.

Professional affiliations

British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT),

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


Art psychotherapy, child development, joint attention, visual joint attention, psychoanalysis, documentary film

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