Together with Dr. Tricia Skuse (a Clinical Psychologist) and in consultation with our clients we have developed Creative Research Tools (CRT). These tools are especially useful with those who find it difficult to express themselves fully with words alone or are non-literate. The CRT enables the person to express themselves more fully and often surprise themselves when so much more than they thought they had to say comes to light through the process.

These sensitive and appropriate Creative Research Tools are used in assessing the effectiveness of Arts therapy and Arts Therapy training too. The methods are also introduced to researchers in other fields (see our work in Peru and Cambodia). Engaging a person creatively can give rise to a wealth of data that may not come to light using more traditional research methods.


Researchers practicing CRT’s in Peru