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

Posts tagged ‘Creative Arts Therapy’

Happy Creative Arts Therapy Week!

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Integrative Care in Military and Veteran Health

Super excited to be speaking on this panel on integrative healthcare with military and veteran clients.

Third National Summit: Advancing Research in the Arts for Health and Well-being across the Military Continuum
Americans for the Arts and hosted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health/ National Institutes of Health

Friday, February 27, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EST)

Bethesda, MD
Research Innovations on Integrative Care in Military Health Settings and Applications for the Arts

Panel and discussion will explore the connections between the arts and integrative health, and how creative arts therapies practices can inform practice and research being conducted in integrative care across military treatment facilities (MTF) and VA clinical settings.

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!

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.

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

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!


Dance/Movement and Creative Arts Services Available in San Diego


Dance/Movement and Creative Arts Services Available in San Diego, CA

Presenting Exhibit at Combat and Operational Stress Control Conference

I will be representing the Navy’s substance abuse and rehabilitation department at this upcoming conference.  I will be hosting an exhibit table entitled: Healing, Education, and Support: Expressive Therapies at SARP.

Navy & Marine Corps Combat and Operations Stress Control Conference

The Critical Role of Junior Leaders

April 26-29, 2011

Town and Country Resort and Confernce Center

500 Hotel Circle North

San Diego, CA 92108

The conference focus will be bringing to gether subject matter experts and stakeholders in the combat and operational stress control (COSC) process and to present, examine, and become informed on COSC policies, programs, and practices specifically tailored for Sailors, Marines, and their families.