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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!
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.
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.
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.
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!