chapter  3
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‘The moment in and out of time’: reflections on context and timing in art therapy interventions in Kosovo

Reflections on context and timing in art therapy interventions in Kosovo
WithAnna Kälin, Julie Murphy

In the case study material we will reflect upon our experienced phenomenology of time spent with the teachers, students, and with each other, bringing our professional practice into a culture unfamiliar with the language of therapy. Rather than seeking to present prescriptive measures of when to offer therapy or training we suggest that the development of ‘a sense of timing’ is vital. We often found ourselves being with the unknown, in a place where the academic meets happenstance and intuition.