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Episode 01: creating links in Israel and Berlin: Interview with the art therapist Nehama Grenimann Bauch

Podcast about art therapy and ways to work creatively with displacement, trauma and difference

An interview with Nehama Grenimann Bauch – conducted by Carolyn Krueger

In this interview Nehama Grenimann Bauch speaks about her art therapy training in Israel and how it translates into her current work with refugee populations in Germany. In this regard, she also reflects on dealing with sustaining, yet appropriate supervision in a foreign country. As a descendant of culturally diverse family members – partly coming from refugee backgrounds themselves – Nehama considers the impact of her own identity on her role as a therapist alongside the role of her Jewish religion within a therapeutic setting. Her quote on accepting a cup of coffee tells us that specific ideas of therapeutic boundaries might not always be appropriate or serve the best interest of our client in every context.

The books that have inspired Nehama’s work are:
“Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children” by Cathy A. Malchiodi
“Art Therapy and the Neuroscience of Relationships, Creativity, and Resiliency: Skills and Practices” by Noah Hass–Cohen and Joanna Clyde Findlay
“Mentalizing in Clinical Practice: Chapter 11: Social Systems” by Jon G. Allen, Peter Fonagy, Anthony Bateman

Music by Christian Umlauf, Olly and Joshua Booth

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