The Work of Allison F. Winters Fisher, PhD, BC-DMT, E-RYT

Archive for the ‘Creative Arts Therapy’ Category

Meaning in Motion

Start the new year off on the right foot…join Psychology Today’s new blog on dance/movement therapy!

Creative Arts Therapy plays an Increasing Role in Standard of Care for Patients in Military Settings

Creative arts therapy plays increasing role in standard of care for patients in military settings.  The National Endowment for the Arts announces a partnership with the Department of Defense to implement a music therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

This is a giant step forward for the  creative arts therapies in the military.  Please show your support by posting this info on your own blogs, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts.  Thank you!

American Dance Therapy Association Annual Conference

Dance therapy is alive and well in 2012 and stands strong in this tumultuous time in our history.  This year’s ADTA conference in Albuquerque, NM was a colorful collage of connection, new ideas, creativity, and deep wisdom.  The International Balloon Fiesta was the perfect backdrop for this meeting, as we all felt lifted by one another’s support and enthusiasm.  In the two days that I attended workshops I experienced dance through drumming, touch, eco-therapy, clinical assessment, and trauma exploration.   Dance as therapy is crucial to the healing of humanity’s wounds; the evidence cannot be ignored.   So wherever you are, dance strong, dance loud, and dance often.  You owe it to yourself.

Allison

For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma

So happy to see the media paying attention to the success of mind-body therapies in treating trauma symptoms with Veterans and military members.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/for-veterans-a-surge-of-new-treatments-for-trauma/

A Marine’s Return to Ballet

See how dance has helped this Marine creatively express his military experiences.

A Marine’s Return to Ballet

Portraits of War

How artists are helping to tell the stories of our wounded warriors.  Portraits of War

Department of Defense Endorses Art Therapy as a Way to Help Troops Heal

The Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs are utilizing the creative arts therapies on an increasingly regular basis to aid troops and Veterans on the road to recovery and healing.  See this recent article published by the DOD.

Art Therapy Helps Troops Heal

New Video Promotes Dance Therapy with Veterans

There is a new educational video created by Veterans Health Administration about the recreation and creative arts therapies.  Dance therapy is mentioned and I make a short appearance leading a group of Veterans in a dance therapy session.  This video is a great resource and potential teaching tool for recreation and creative arts therapists.  If interested in a copy, I will connect you with the person who faciltates the project.

 

My debut as Public Affairs Officer for the Navy Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program

http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcsd/Pages/News/news-20110919.aspx

Private Practice Up and Running!

Hi all.  I just wanted to let you know that my private practice is officially up and running!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.  Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon!

Allison