Doctor Joy Paton

Doctor Joy Paton

Academic Course Advisor Art Therapy,
Clinical Psychology (SSAP)

Lecturer in Art Therapy,
Therapy Studies (SSAP)

Lecturer in Art Therapy,
Therapy Studies (SSAP)

Biography

Dr Joy Paton is Lecturer in Art Therapy and (joint) Academic Course Advisor for the Master of Art Therapy. With a background in political economy, Joy brings her expertise in sustainability to considerations of the self-society-environment nexus as it bears on the field of therapy studies and mental health recovery.  Joy’s intellectual project bridges the domains of contemporary art, ecology, politics/power, psychotherapy and sociology. Her work is informed by critical ecology, feminist poststructuralism and the new (and not so new) materialisms, leading to a conception of art therapy as an interdisciplinary practice of social justice. Her research-led teaching in the Master of Art Therapy and Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling prioritises transformative learning experiences that foster reflexive students with capacities for critical and creative thinking.  Her current research centres on the policies and practices of mental health recovery and the use of visual research methods in contexts of social and/or geographical disadvantage, marginalisation and vulnerability. Joy is also an Honorary Associate in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney where she was a teacher and researcher for many years. Amongst other publications, she is the author of Seeking Sustainability (Routledge) and co-author of Market Society (Cambridge University Press). Joy is passionate about the role of art and nature in personal and collective wellbeing and has curated and participated in a number of exhibitions related to these themes and to issues of social and environmental justice.

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Qualifications

  • MART University of Western Sydney
  • GCEDH University of Sydney
  • PhD University of Sydney
  • BECSS University of Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Clinical Psychology (SSAP)
  • Therapy Studies (SSAP)
  • Therapy Studies (SSAP)

Contact

Email: Joy.Paton@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9482
Mobile:
Location: EH.G.17
Parramatta
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Spies-Butcher, B., Paton, J. and Cahill, D. (2012), 'Market Society: History, Theory, Practice', : Cambridge University Press 9780521184908.
  • Paton, J. (2011), 'Seeking Sustainability: On the Prospect of an Ecological Liberalism', : Routledge 9780415566100.

Chapters in Books

  • Paton, J. and Valiente-Riedl, E. (2016), 'Is globalizing 'development' ethical? : a view from the Pacific', Ethical Issues in Poverty Alleviation, Springer 9783319414287.
  • Paton, J. and Valiente-Riedl, E. (2012), 'Re-evaluating the MDG framework in Papua New Guinea', The Capability Approach: Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region, Routledge 9780415685733.
  • Paton, J. (2012), 'Neoliberalism through the lens of 'embeddedness'', Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market, Edward Elgar 9781781002346.
  • Paton, J. (2011), 'Sustainable development', Readings in Political Economy: Economics as a Social Science, Tilde University Press 9780734611437.

Journal Articles

  • Paton, J., Horsfall, D. and Carrington, A. (2018), 'Sensitive inquiry in mental health : a tripartite approach', International Journal of Qualitative Methods, vol 17 , pp 1 - 11.
  • Paton, J. and Linnell, S. (2018), ''The art therapist is present' : embedding arts therapy practice and education in the praxis of contemporary art', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Arts Therapy, vol 13, no 1 & 2 , pp 101 - 111.
  • Horsfall, D., Paton, J. and Carrington, A. (2017), 'Experiencing recovery : findings from a qualitative study into mental illness, self and place', Journal of Mental Health, vol 27, no 4 , pp 307 - 313.
  • Paton, J. (2014), 'Environment, equity, economy : reflections on sustainability', Australian Options, vol 75 , pp 15 - 18.
  • Chester, L. and Paton, J. (2013), 'The economic-environment relation : can post-Keynesians, Regulationists and Polanyians offer insights?', European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention, vol 10, no 1 , pp 106 - 121.
  • Paton, J. and Bryant, G. (2012), 'Valuing pollution : problems of price in the commodification of nature', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol 23, no 1 , pp 87 - 106.
  • Paton, J. (2011), 'Climate change : the economics and politics of justice', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol 46, no 2 , pp 353 - 358.
  • Cahill, D. and Paton, J. (2011), ''Thinking socially' about markets', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol 68 , pp 8 - 24.
  • Paton, J. (2010), 'Labour as a (fictitious) commodity : Polanyi and the capitalist 'market economy'', Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol 21, no 1 , pp 77 - 88.
  • Paton, J. (2009), 'Eco-Sufficiency and Global Justice: Women Write Political Ecology, Ariel Salleh (ed.)', Journal of Australian Political Economy, , pp 146 - 148.
  • Paton, J. (2008), 'What's left of sustainable development?', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol 62 , pp 94 - 119.

Conference Papers

  • Horsfall, D. and Paton, J. (2017), 'Ethical research design in mental health recovery', Australian Sociological Association. Conference, Perth, W.A..

Other Publications

  • 2018, 'Recovering Creativity: Understanding the Role of Art in Mental Health Recovery, Through the Voices and Images of People with Lived Experience of a Major Mental Health Problem', Research Report
  • 2018, 'Recovering Creativity: The Art of Mental Health Recovery [Exhibition Catalogue]', Published Work
  • 2018, 'Mind the Gap: Tending the Interface of Art and Therapy: Exhibition Catalogue', Published Work
  • 2017, 'Picturing Recovery: Stories about Living Well with Mental Illness: Exhibition Catalogue', Published Work
  • 2016, 'Stories of Recovery from the Bush: Images and Narratives Unravelling Mental Illness, Self and Place: Exhibition Catalogue', Published Work
  • 2016, 'Stories of Recovery from the Bush: Unravelling the Experience of Mental Illness, Self and Place', Research Report

Previous Projects

Title: Benevolent Society_Stories of Recovery from the bush
Funder:
  • The Benevolent Society
Western Researchers: Joy Paton and Debbie Horsfall
Years: 2017-01-17 - 2017-08-14
ID: P00024428

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