Creative Arts Therapies in a Nutshell: Video Clips of Experiential Demonstrations of Art, Dance/Movement, Drama, Music, and Poetry Therapies

At the 2013 UCLA Integrative Medicine Conference, UCLArts and Healing presented a panel of leading clinician/scholars from five creative arts therapy disciplines (in art, dance/movement, drama, music, and poetry), who each offered an experiential demonstration of the principles of their work, as well as explained the nature of their discipline and training requirements.

Creative arts therapists are professionally educated in both mental health and the arts. They are trained in a variety of approaches with different populations and are able to develop individualized assessment and treatment plans. Rather than focusing on the product, they focus on the process of creative expression, which evokes unconscious information that is reflected upon for insight, self-awareness, and behavior change.

Click on the links below to view footage from the 10″ presentations.  You will see an entire auditorium of people on its feet, dancing.

Introduction to the Creative Arts Therapies – by Ping Ho, MA, MPH and Poetry Therapy – by Robert Carroll, MD

Art Therapy – by Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC

Dance/Movement Therapy – by Lora Wilson Mau, MA, BC-DMT

Drama Therapy – by Pam Dunne, PhD, RDT/BCT

Music Therapy – by Judith Pinkerton MT-BC/L

Panel Question and Answer Session

Click here for power point slides from each of the presentations.