About Me

Gender

Male


Hometown:

London


About Me:

Freudenberg has participated in communities of activity of one sort & another and used the creative art process to facilitate personal well-being. His research on process & imagination continues as does his making of art, shown at past Craft Potters Associates' & London Potters' shows, the Raw Arts Festival in 2005 London & galleries in Berlin & Paris, music (listening & playing) & other arts feeding the soul. After Quaker School, preparing to study Medicine completing x4 science "A" levels [Botany, Zoology & Chemistry plus Physics later (1962-4)], deferring from taking up medical school place offered to him, he began social anthropology study (included fieldwork) at the School of African & Asian Studies (also did a social psychology course & 'T' group), University of Sussex (BA (1965-8), this followed by postgraduate study (MA in social anthropology at University of Sussex awarded 1970, thesis published later online), various work, making of art (pottery & painting), completing Diploma in Art Therapy (University of Sheffield awarded 1994), allowing his Health Professions Council State Regulation to lapse, having broadened his learning of various kinds of human discomforts & comforts, people being multiplex by their nature of being human, ordinary and extraordinary. See: www.christopherdfreudenberg.eu [see also see (eg): Communities and caring; some personal perspectives (cut & paste all the following address to your browser): http://www.christopher-d-freudenberg.macmate.me/SCRIPTS_(THESIS_ETC)_of_C_D_Freudenberg/1998_2004_Communitites_and_caring%3B_some,_personal_perspectives.html People are multiplex by their nature of being human (ordinary and extraordinary). Chris Freudenberg has participated in communities of activity of one sort & another and used the creative art process to facilitate personal well-being. Before completing secondary education he aimed to become a medical doctor which he deferred from, to Social Anthropology in 1965 (doing fieldwork in Malta whilst an undergraduate), School of African & Asian Studies at the University of Sussex (BA awarded 1968...amongst lecturers at Sussex were Social Anthroplogists Prof F. G. Bailey, Dr David F. Pocock, Dr J. F. Boissevain, political scientist Dr Bruce D. Graham, Social Psychologist Dr Peter B Smith) & Social Anthropology MA University of Sussex 1970 (thesis published at http://www.anthrobase.com/Txt/F/Freudenberg_C_D_01.htm ), then various, making art (pottery & painting) and a Diploma in Art Therapy [Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, Department of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Sheffield 1992-3 (work experience in psychiatry), awarded 1994, dissertation submitted in part requirement following work experience in psychiatry : "If I can believe in my image, can I beleve in myself ? Pathology, the art therapist & the image making process." (see http://www.christopher-d-freudenberg.macmate.me/SCRIPTS_(THESIS_ETC)_of_C_D_Freudenberg/1993_IF_I_CAN_BELIEVE_IN_MY_IMAGE,_CAN_1_BELIEVE_IN_MYSELF_PATHOLOGY,_THE_ART_THERAPIST_AND_THE_IMAGE_MAKING_PROCESS..html )] & allowing his Health Professions Council State Registration to lapse. He observes both discomforts & comforts of arts therapists & psychotherapists with greater State Regulation of psychotherapies. His research on process, image & imagination & his making of art continues (some shown at past Craft Potters Associates' & London Potters' shows & in Berlin & Paris), music (listening & playing) as well as other arts feeding the soul. ].


Website:

http://www.plusiarts.co.uk


Area(s) of Training

anthropology, psychology, other


Area(s) of Expertise

see 'About Me'[Diploma in Art Therapy, followed 14 years after MA (see below)]


Most Recent Degree

MA


Current Area of Employment

retired