art

Art Therapy Outcome Bibliography
This extensive document, updated annually by the American Art Therapy Association, offers a comprehensive listing of studies organized into user-friendly categories, such as medical conditions.


Discover Yourself through Collage
Nancy Weiss, LCSW, BCD describes the process of using collage to reveal and make sense of the many facets of who we are.


Gifts From the Heart: Art Activity 1
Learn to make meaning through a time capsule in this activity offered by art therapist and marriage and family therapist, Erica Curtis.


Gifts From the Heart: Art Activity 2
Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC offers an art activity on the topic of giving that can be done individually, or with family and friends.


Picture This: Healing Trauma Through Art
The creative arts therapies are uniquely effective in the treatment of trauma. Board certified art therapist Erica Curtis, a leader in the field of art therapy, offers reflections on the power of art therapy in addressing trauma.

 

creative arts therapies

Creative Arts Therapies Panel 2013 – Power Points
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.

 

dance

Dance/Movement Therapy
These information sheets from the American Dance Therapy Association answer questions about the field and its applications to a variety of populations.

 

drumming

Beat the Odds Resource Downloads
Beat the Odds integrates activities from contemporary drum circles and group counseling to teach skills such as focus and listening, managing anger/stress, empathy, and gratitude. Find published studies and descriptions of how this program works.


Silent Drum: Tips for Rhythmic Meditation
Board certified music therapist, Christine Stevens, explores the parallels between meditation and drumming, and shares her perspective on the added value of drumming. She also offers tips on how to use it for meditation.

 

movement

Gifts From the Heart: Movement Activity
Gabrielle Kaufman, MA, LPCC, BC-DMT, NCC offers an art activity on the topic of giving that can be done individually, or with family and friends.

 

music

Getting Out of the Way: Music for Special Needs
Board certified music therapist Summer Mencher, offers insights on the use of music and music therapy for motivating engagement in special needs children.

 

request forms

Presentation Request Form
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Program Listing Request Form
Fill out this form if you are interested in having us share your event with our UCLArts & Healing community.

 

special needs

Getting Out of the Way: Music Therapy for Special Needs
The creative arts therapies offer nonverbal strategies for motivating engagement in special needs populations. Board certified music therapist Summer Mencher, offers insights on the use of music and music therapy with special needs children.


Drama Therapy with Autism Spectrum Disorders PPT
This power point presentation by Pam Dunne, PhD, RDT/BCT, corresponds to the text of her presentation at the 2013 On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow & Resilience through Creativity & the Arts Conference at UCLA.


Drama Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder
This presentation was given at the 2013 On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow & Resilience through Creativity & the Arts Conference at UCLA. Links to video footage of some of the activities described can be found within this text.

 

theater

Drama Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder
This presentation was given at the 2013 On the Edge of Chaos: Finding Flow & Resilience through Creativity & the Arts Conference. Links to video footage of some of the activities described can be found within this text.


Gifts From the Heart: New Year Narradrama Activity
Experience your new year intentions as reality through this self-guided activity on your metaphorical home.


Apontaneous Enactment is Profoundly Empowering
Adam Blatner, MD, Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Certified Trainer of Psychodrama, explores the value of arts experiences that require spontaneous enactment, or improvisation, and rely on the self as the source of creativity.

 

trauma

Picture This: Healing Trauma Through Art
The creative arts therapies are uniquely effective in the treatment of trauma. Board certified art therapist Erica Curtis, a leader in the field of art therapy, offers reflections on the power of art therapy in addressing trauma.


Practical Ways to Address Trauma
Trauma expert Carolyn Braddock offers tools for responding to trauma in children, in the absence of mental health support.

 

writing

Gifts From the Heart: Writing Activity 1
Write about light as a metaphor to express how you feel or how you feel about someone special in this writing activity by poetry therapist and marriage and family therapist, Perie Longo.


Gifts From the Heart: Writing Activity 2
Perie Longo PhD, MFT, PTR offers a writing activity on the topic of giving that can be done individually, or with family and friends.


Kicking in the Wall to Overcome Writer’s Block
UCLA Extension Writer’s Program Distinguished Instructor, Barbara Abercrombie, teaches how to use 5-minute exercises involving short prompts to break through assumed limitations on creative expression when inspiration is not forthcoming.