creative arts therapies panel 2013 – power points

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Integrative Medicine in the Community through the Creative Arts Therapies:

an Experiential Panel on Creative Arts Therapies at the UCLA Integrative Medicine Conference – February 2, 2013

The creative arts therapies offer accessible, nonverbal and universal tools for facilitating emotional and physical health through a focus on the process of expression, rather than performance or product. The creative arts therapies can offer a humanizing complement to increasingly technological medical care, that can enhance the environment of medicine and address the increasing societal health care burden from chronic diseases rooted in emotions and behavior.

A panel of leading clinician/scholars from five creative arts therapy disciplines (art therapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, and poetry therapy) each offered an experiential demonstration of the principles of their work, as well as explained the nature of their discipline and training requirements.

You can also view video footage from the 10″ presentations by clicking the links below.  You will see an entire auditorium of people on its feet, dancing.   Scroll down further for links to power point slides.

  1. Introduction to the Creative Arts Therapies – by Ping Ho, MA, MPH and Poetry Therapy – by Robert Carroll, MD
  2. Art Therapy – by Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC
  3. Dance/Movement Therapy – by Lora Wilson Mau, MA, BC-DMT***
  4. Drama Therapy – by Pam Dunne, PhD, RDT/BCT
  5. Music Therapy – by Judith Pinkerton MT-BC/L
  6. Panel Question and Answer Session

***click here for information sheets from the American Dance Therapy Association with resource bibliographies on “What is dance/movement therapy?” and dance/movement therapy with Alzheimer’s, autism, children, eating disorders, and older adults.

Bios of Presenters:

Robert Carroll, MD – Past Vice President, National Association for Poetry Therapy and Program Chair of the Southern California region; UCLA clinical faculty member. Family psychiatrist and poet.

Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC – Past President of the Southern California Art Therapy Association, Past Board Member of the American Art Therapy Association, Instructor at Loyola Marymount University, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Board Certified Art Therapist.

Pamela Dunne, PhD, RDT/BCT – Past President of the National Association for Drama Therapy (NADT); founding board member of the Board of Examiners for the NADT; Founding Director, Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles and Creative Therapies Center of Los Angeles. Professor Emeritus of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles. Clinical Psychologist, Author, and Registered Drama Therapist, Board Certified Trainer.

Ping Ho, MA, MPH (Moderator) – Founding Director, UCLArts and Healing; Steering Committee member, UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine; member of the Council of Advisers for the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care.

Judith Pinkerton, MT-BC/L – President Elect of the Western Region American Music Therapy Association; Founder and President of Music 4 Life™ in Las Vegas, NV. Licensed Board Certified Music Therapist.

Lora Wilson Mau, MA, BC-DMT – Public Relations Chairperson, American Dance Therapy Association; Past President of the California Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association; Lecturer at California State University, Long Beach, Department of Dance. Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist.

cats panel 2013 – power point – music
View power point slides from the 6-part segment of experiential presentations by the Creative Arts Therapies Panel from the UCLA Integrative Medicine Conference 2013.


cats panel 2013 – power point – drama
View power point slides from the 6-part segment of experiential presentations by the Creative Arts Therapies Panel from the UCLA Integrative Medicine Conference 2013.


cats panel 2013 – power point – dance-movement
View power point slides from the 6-part segment of experiential presentations by the Creative Arts Therapies Panel from the UCLA Integrative Medicine Conference 2013.


cats panel 2013 – power point – art
View power point slides from the 6-part segment of experiential presentations by the Creative Arts Therapies Panel from the UCLA Integrative Medicine Conference 2013.


cats panel 2013 – power point – intro and poetry
View power point slides from the 6-part segment of experiential presentations by the Creative Arts Therapies Panel from the UCLA Integrative Medicine Conference 2013.