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  • 18 Apr 2014 4:07 PM | Erin Brazill (Administrator)

    Posted April 17, 2014 on Cleveland radio station WCPN http://www.ideastream.org/soi/entry/61197

    Guests:

    Tom Schorgl, President and CEO, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
    Kristen Puch, Director of Research and Advancement, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
    Joanne Cohen, Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic Art Program
    Jennifer Schwartz-Wright, Executive Director, Art Therapy Studio

    BATA President, Jacky Martin, reviewed the program:

    The radio interview/presentation held this morning, April 17th, on
    Clevelandstation WCPN was informative, educational, and underscored the power of both art and music therapies at hospitals in the  Cleveland area. "Creative Minds in Medicine" is supported through the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cleveland.  

    "The Sound of Ideas" was the title of this broadcast. Jennifer Schwartz Wright, the Executive Director of the community-based Art Therapy Studio in

    Cleveland, participated in this very conscientious and thought-provoking radio program. Jennifer gave a brief and thorough overview of the development of art therapy in Cleveland, citing Dr. George Streeter, MD and psychiatrist as the initiator of the art therapy program at Highland View Hospital in 1967. Jennifer made many succinct and comprehensive statements as to the nature of how art-making is therapeutic. "People have been using art to heal when they started making drawings in the sand," Jennifer said when asked how art therapy evolved. Jennifer emphasized how making art helps so many patients with a multiplicity of diagnoses and health concerns. The individual's art is another voice that can speak when a person has a stroke, serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, or perhaps Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When asked about the interpretation of an individual's art work, Jennifer replied that is done with the individual, as each person has their own unique mindset of what imagery or symbols may mean to them. Artwork can also give information to the physicians as to how the individual appears to be functioning in several ways.  

    Discussion followed on how public health issues can be addressed through the visual arts. Tom Schorgl, the CEO of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, made reference to the AIDS quilt. That quilt made many people more aware of this illness across the country. Tom also commented on the commercial of several years ago that used scrambled eggs as a visual metaphor for "Your brain on drugs" and how effective that commercial was.

    The benefits of both art and music therapies were enumerated to include how individuals can relax and feel less stress and anxiety, and be distracted in a healthy way while participating; and can also help people to deal more effectively with trauma and transitions in life. There was more discussion on other topics such as the need for more research to demonstrate that art and music therapies are effective treatment strategies, and also the benefits of making art when one is not dealing with illness.

    Directors of arts and art therapy organizations were also on this broadcast, which included the Cleveland Clinic,

    University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Several people sent e-mails to the radio station and also called in to the broadcast.

    Thank you, Jennifer, for being such a wonderful and outstanding spokesperson for art therapy.

     

  • 19 Mar 2014 2:42 PM | Erin Brazill (Administrator)

    Article written by Board-Registered Art Therapist, Barbara Trauger-Querry, MA, ATR-BC in NewsLine - The Monthly Membership Publication of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization,  February 2014.  February_14_NL.pdf

     

  • 07 Feb 2014 10:47 AM | Erin Brazill (Administrator)

    The 14th Annual art and healing exhibit presented by Tri-C’s Art and Art Therapy departments and Ursuline College’s Art Therapy and Counseling department. The exhibit, “art.speak.heal: Honoring Veteran Stories,” also will include lectures and workshops. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

    Some 150 works of art created by veterans, their families and art therapy students will be featured in the exhibition "art.speak.heal: Honoring Veteran Stories," Feb. 13 to March 6 on the Eastern Campus of Cuyahoga Community College.    

    Maryann Sender, BATA Clinical Chair and Tri-C’s art therapy coordinator, said the artwork was provided by veterans or their families, art therapy students and organizations that work with troubled veterans.                

    Click on this link http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/02/veterans_art_therapy_featured.html to read the full article written by: Brian Albrecht, The Plain Dealer

     

  • 23 Oct 2013 7:42 AM | Erin Brazill (Administrator)

    The blog post was written by Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC, CTC-S,  Adjunct Professor for Art Therapy and Counseling at Ursuline College in the Mosiac - The Ursuline College Blog.

    http://ucmosaic.com/2013/10/20/advocacy-and-empowerment-through-art-art-therapy-and-counseling-students-send-sock-monkey-delegation-to-south-africa/

  • 18 Oct 2013 8:47 AM | Erin Brazill (Administrator)

    Dawn Freeman, an art therapist for the Cleveland Clinic North Coast Cancer Campus in Margaretta Township, came up with the idea for the exhibit and put it together with other art therapists. It’s a traveling exhibit that began at a gallery in Beachwood and will be shown later at Lorain County Community College.

    New exhibit at the Sandusky Cultural Center
    Article written by: Tom Jackson, Sandusky Register on Oct 17, 2013    

    http://www.sanduskyregister.com/article/4777156

  • 06 Aug 2013 4:07 PM | Erin Brazill (Administrator)

    Published on Aug 6, 2013

    Molly Kohut, the art therapy coordinator at the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center at Akron Children's Hospital, discussed the center's benefits to hospitalized children, especially those experiencing extended stays. Originally aired on WFMJ on August 5, 2013.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB-YR76VgiU

  • 20 Jul 2013 11:46 AM | Frances Lynn (Administrator)
    Ursuline College Art Therapy and Counseling graduate student Diane Fleisch Hughes presents the Umbrellas For Peace project as part of her thesis research, exploring how to strengthen and build community through shared art making.
    Umbrellas for Peace - Chagrin Valley Times.pdf
    Umbrellas for Peace - Solon Chagrin Sun.pdf

  • 02 May 2013 8:38 PM | Erin Brazill (Administrator)
    Posted April 16, 2013 on Ursuline College website: http://www.ursuline.edu/news/ATC_Trip_Blog
  • 06 Apr 2013 4:21 PM | Erin Brazill (Administrator)

    Published on 3/21/2013 in the Chagrin Solon Sun

    triC-Art-Therapy.jpg

  • 30 Mar 2013 10:53 AM | Erin Brazill (Administrator)

    Published March 21, 2013 by Anisa Kline in YSNews.com

    ysnews.com-Mills_Lawn_Schools_Project_Peace_Kids_learn_to_make_art_not_war.pdf

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