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Creative Arts Therapies

Al Rundio

R & B News

April 24, 2018

With the addition of Associate Dean Stephanie Brooks, PhD, LCSW, LMFT as a contributor, Rundiogram has become R & B News. Brooks will be providing highlights from health professions while Rundio continues to write about nursing.

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Special Acknowledgments

April 24, 2018

Power over Pain is seeking group participants for this eight week program where members will learn about pain and what they can do to manage it.

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Power Over Pain Program Seeks Participants

April 05, 2018

Power over Pain is seeking group participants for this eight week program where members will learn about pain and what they can do to manage it.

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CNHP Clinical Practices Round-up

January 16, 2018

Ever wonder about CNHP’s practices? Where are they? Who they serve? What services are available at these practices? Read the Round-up to get an overview, then read all the individual articles posted highlighting the people who make these places run. Read More
Al Rundio

Rundiogram

January 15, 2018

This is a monthly column highlighting the accomplishments of the faculty and students. It started as a column just for nursing, but we're expanding and renaming it. In the next issue of Off the Charts, look for "R & B Notes" by Al Rundio, PhD who continues to talk up nursing and Stephanie Brooks, PhD who will highlight health professions.

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Creative Arts Therapies at Parkway Health and Wellness 

January 12, 2018

There is abundant research proving participating in making art lowers stress level, but creative arts therapies is so much more than mere doodling, listening to music or tapping one’s foot to a beat. Read More
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News at 11

January 11, 2018

For 19 years, the nurse-led Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services has been touting a message of an integrative approach to health. Its people, patients, staff, and neighbors alike, benefit from such a great center. Read More
Director of Community Health and Wellness and Associate Dean of Community Health John Kirby, Jr., MPH, EPC

Future Leader of Community Health

January 10, 2018

If there is a perfect place for John Kirby, Jr. to work, it is the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Center and the perfect job for him is the one he currently has as the director of community health and wellness at 11th Street. Read More
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Community Wellness Services at the HUB

January 09, 2018

It took over a year to gather information from residents of Mantua and Powelton Village before the Community Wellness HUB opened its doors. Looking at health concerns, Loretta Jemmott, PhD and her team created seven key areas for services. Read More
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IPER Roles and Responsibilities 

January 09, 2018

IPER's Brown Bag Lunch Series is off to a great start. New collaborative working groups are forming, ideas are being exchanged and faculty and students are getting excited about what learning outcomes will result from this series and work. Read the story to see how you can get involved.
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Power Over Pain

November 30, 2017

The number of Americans affected by chronic pain and the annual cost to treat it is staggering. Add to it the poor outcomes and it is clear that we are facing one of the most challenging health issues to address. A new approach is needed and Sarah Wenger, PT, DPT is working on just that.

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Where Are They Now

November 30, 2017

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IPER Mindfulness Workshop Recap

November 29, 2017

Mindfulness is a hot topic. That's easy enough to see from the more than 55 students from multiple disciplines who came to "Mindfulness: for Clinical Practice and for Life" in early October. A workshop given by faculty in physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences and creative arts therapies, students experienced the science and the creative part of mindfulness.

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Where are They Now

November 28, 2017

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Commencement Activities and Celebrations

July 05, 2017

Academic excellence and hopes for the future were celebrated and shared at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts at CNHP’s commencement exercises. Graduates received sage advice and life’s lessons from two student commencement speakers and the incoming CEO of BAYADA Home Health Care on June 12. 

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With Graditude for Your Service: 2017 Retirements

June 03, 2017

No matter how long an individual has been at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, be it faculty or staff, his or her contributions to the success of educating our students and changing the delivery of healthcare will be recognized for years to come.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

June 03, 2017

 

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Where Are They Now?

December 15, 2016

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Low-Fat Love Stories

November 21, 2016

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Where Are They Now?

November 21, 2016

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Music Demonstrated to Alleviate Cancer Patients' Symptoms

September 22, 2016

We’ve all heard of laughter being the best medicine, but what about music?

A systematic review published by the Cochrane Library found that there is significant evidence that music interventions help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, pain and fatigue in cancer patients, while also boosting their quality of life.

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The Real Art Therapists of New York

June 28, 2016

Drexel alumna joins forces with art therapists living and working in New York to tackle misinformation about adult coloring books with a coloring book of their own.

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Mother-Baby Connections

June 15, 2016

For Mothers with Postpartum Depression, Drexel Program Fills Gap in Resources

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Nonprofit in Chile Fostering Resiliency in Children with Chronic Illness and Trauma

April 20, 2016

Kokoi’s name was chosen very carefully. Named in part for koi fish, who swim up through waterfalls and gain incredible strength in the process, and also for kids (“ko”), the moniker perfectly symbolizes the organization’s mission: helping children to become resilient in the face of grave health obstacles.
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Shading The Purported Benefits of Coloring Books

March 15, 2016

The current trend of increasing sales of adult coloring books points to an unmet need in many people's lives for some quiet, creative time.

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CNHP in the News

March 15, 2016

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Ballet Creating A Learning Structure For Children Out of School in Rwanda

March 15, 2016

Rwanda, land of a thousand hills. A completely apt description of a country that is lush with life re-growing post genocide. I had the privilege of traveling to Kigali, Rwanda, twice; once in August 2015 and again in January 2016. 

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Dates and Deadlines

February 15, 2016

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Drexel Alumni Caring for Caregivers 

February 15, 2016

Working in The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, it’s common to see a tremendous support system of doctors, caregivers and parents rally around a child with a serious illness – it is to be expected. But who is caring for the caregivers who rarely get to step away from their child’s bedside and their own distress? 

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Miracle on 11th Street

January 19, 2016

Although the official name of Drexel’s health center at 11th and Parrish streets is the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, it has adopted a more endearing moniker.

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Dates and Deadlines

December 08, 2015

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Music Therapy Protocol Triggers Positive Memories for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia

October 27, 2015

Kendra Ray, a PhD in Creative Arts Therapies candidate, directed a three-year study to determine whether introducing therapeutic music-based activities reduced symptoms of dementia in nursing home residents.

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Dates and Deadlines

October 27, 2015

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John Kirby

Q&A with John Kirby, director of community health and wellness at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services

September 22, 2015

The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University operates as a patient-centered, integrated and trauma-informed model of care. 

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Bridging the Gaps for 25 Years

September 22, 2015

When it launched at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, Bridging the Gaps aimed to combine health-related service in economically disadvantaged communities with the education of future health and social service professionals. Just five years later, the initiative grew to a city-wide collaborative effort involving all of Philadelphia’s academic health centers, including Drexel.  Bridging the Gaps is now also in Erie, Pittsburgh, the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey. 

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Fulbright Scholar Hopes to Expand Art Therapy

September 22, 2015

After spending 10 years abroad in Russia, Israel and Denmark, Minh-Anh Nguyen, PhD, has finally landed in the Creative Arts Therapy Department to work on his research as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar. His pursuit of scholarship and desire to bring creative arts therapies to his native Vietnam are the driving forces behind his tenure at Drexel.

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Q&A with Lindsay Edwards, MA: Director of Creative Arts Therapy Department, Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University

August 27, 2015

Lindsay Edwards, MA, Director of Creative Arts Therapy Department at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services offers some insight on the impact the new space for creative arts therapies is having on staff and patients, alike.

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Sampling Careers at Summer Institute

July 30, 2015

If you were given a week to sample a desired major and connect with professionals in your field, all before coming to college, would you take it? The high school students who attended Drexel’s Exploration in Mental Health Careers hosted by the Behavioral Health Counseling Department certainly did. From June 22 – 26 and July 6 – 10 nearly 30 students made the journey to Drexel to get the inside scoop on all things mental health, and their experiences couldn’t have been more positive.

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46th Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association

July 30, 2015

Drexel’s art therapy faculty and alumni from both the PhD in Creative Arts Therapies and Masters in Art Therapy and Counseling programs were well represented at the 46th Annual Conference of The American Art Therapy Association (AATA). This year’s conference was held in Minneapolis, with Temple Grandin, PhD, as the keynote speaker.

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Music Therapy Offers Creative Outlet for Youth at Delaware County Juvenile Detention Center

July 30, 2015

Through a long-standing partnership with the Delaware County Juvenile Detention Center, graduate students in the Music Therapy and Counseling program are helping to bring joy, a creative outlet and --most importantly -- music, to an adolescent population whose current circumstances are uncertain, often creating a great deal of anxiety among them.

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Settling into a New Space at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services

July 30, 2015

Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services officially opened their awe-inspiring new wing to patients on Monday, June 29. Adding a remarkable 17,000 square feet of space to the practice, the new wing includes space for nursing, nutrition sciences, couple and family therapy and creative arts therapies as well as the expansion of primary care services.

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MMIRA Regional Conference Makes Unlikely Connections, Sparks Collaboration

June 25, 2015

After months of planning, collecting abstracts, a blind review and a selection process, Improbable Dialogues: Interprofessional Mixed Method Research Collaborations went off without a hitch on June 19, 2015. 

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Art Therapy and Counseling Student Presents Community Project with Red Shield Family Residence

June 25, 2015

Megan Abbot, MA candidate in Art Therapy and Counseling, led children at the Red Shield Family Residence in a community engagement endeavor. The result was “Our Town,” an art project that gave them a platform to talk about their home in Philadelphia...

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Drexel to Host Mixed Methods International Research Association Regional Conference

May 28, 2015

Although it was only formally developed in 2013, the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA) was in the making for almost 10 years.

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Girija Kaimal Wins American Art Therapy Association Research Award

May 28, 2015

Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies, has been awarded the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Research Award.

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Special Acknowledgments

April 22, 2015

Celebrating student accomplishments.

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Grammy Grant Funds Music and Brain Study

April 16, 2015

When most people think about the Grammys they envision music's elite gathering to celebrate a year of achievements. For Joke Bradt, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies and certified music therapist, that vision includes music therapies and brain imaging.

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Joke Bradt Selected as Scholar for Mixed Methods Training at Johns Hopkins University

March 13, 2015

Joke Bradt, PhD, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies department at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was recently chosen as a participant for the first cohort class of the Mixed Methods Research Training program at Johns Hopkins University...

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40 Under 40: Nicole Porter Willcox

March 13, 2015

Congratulations to Nicole Porter Willcox, a Creative Arts Therapy alumna, who was named one of Drexel’s 2015 40 Under 40!  At just 34 years old, she has already made quite an impact on a community in need and has created a model capable of helping devastated communities nationwide. 

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Research on Health Outcomes of Visual Art Making

January 29, 2015

If you are a healthy adult between the ages of 18 and 60 years and a member of the Drexel community (students/ faculty or staff) we would be delighted to have you join our research.   The research, which is... 

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Joke Bradt Receives AMTA 2014 Research Award

Joke Bradt Receives AMTA 2014 Research Award

January 29, 2015

Joke Bradt, PhD received the 2014 Research and Publication Award from the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). She was fortunate to have her mentor, John Creswell, PhD, present at the...

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Art Therapy Faculty and Alumni Present at National Conference

January 29, 2015

In July, resident Graduate Art Therapy faculty Donna Kaiser, PhD, Yasmine Awais, and Michele Rattigan presented at the 45th Annual American Art Therapy Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  Also... 

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Bald So Hard

January 29, 2015

Mike Mahoney, MA Music Therapy ’11 helped Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia cancer patient Tom Gillin create the viral ‘Bald So Hard’ video featured on Today in September...

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Q&A with Victoria Scotti

January 29, 2015

Victoria Scotti, a PhD candidate in the Creative Arts Therapies program, was just awarded the Estonian Student Scholarship for the second year in a row. Along with classmate Angela Aicher, Scott is co-authoring an article on arts-based research... 

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Joke Bradt Visits University of Melbourne's National Music Therapy Research Unit

December 16, 2014

Joke Bradt, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department, visited the University of Melbourne's National Music Therapy Research Unit to serve as an external research consultant to their PhD students and faculty...

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Girija Kaimal Consults on Therapeutic Art Program in Malawi

December 16, 2014

Girija Kaimal, PhD, was in Malawi, Africa in September 2014 as a research and evaluation consultant to Save the Children in their study of the outcomes of a project called Healing and Education through the Arts (HEART). The research project involved baseline assessments of over 800 children from approximately 60 preschools...

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CNHP in the News

November 05, 2014

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Recent Publications

November 05, 2014

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Fulbright Scholar Studies Impact of Creative Arts Therapies on ASD

October 15, 2014

Liesbet Manders is a PhD candidate in the Creative Arts Therapies Department at the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2013 for her research proposal, which later took her to Heidelberg, Germany to investigate whether participants...

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CNHP in the Media

September 25, 2014

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Special Acknowledgments

September 25, 2014

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Gioia Chilton Wins Research Award

September 25, 2014

Gioia Chilton, PhD, the first graduate of the College’s new PhD in Creative Arts Therapies Program, has been selected as a recipient of the E. Paul Torrance Graduate Student Research Award for 2014. 

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CNHP in the Media

September 11, 2014

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A Busy Summer for the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies

August 13, 2014

Faculty and students from the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies at the College of Nursing and Health Professions have been busy this summer traveling to and presenting at multiple conferences. Here are the impressive highlights:

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Australian Colleagues Explore Collaboration Potential

July 14, 2014

This spring, the Department of Creative Arts Therapies welcomed research manager Lucy O’Brien, a visitor from the University of Melbourne who came to explore possibilities for collaboration between Drexel’s PhD program in Creative Arts Therapies and the University of Melbourne.

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Award Named for Alumna Myra Levick

July 14, 2014

The Myra Levick Award for Excellence in Art Therapy was recently established in honor of Myra Levick, a cherished member of the Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions community.

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Alumna Gives TED Talk in Egypt

July 14, 2014

Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions alumna Carol Hammal, an art therapist, musician, and visual artist, presented during a TEDx (x= independently organized) event on June 27 at the German University in Cairo (GUC).

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What’s Next for Our Dragons?

July 14, 2014

Hundreds of College of Nursing and Health Professions students- both undergraduate and graduate- crossed the stage at the University’s 120th Commencement Exercises on June 13.

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College Provides Free Screenings for Veterans

July 14, 2014

The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions was asked to provide Philadelphia’s veterans with an array of health screenings during the second annual City of Philadelphia City Council President’s Veteran’s Fair on May 21.

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Ground Broken for Health Center Expansion

July 14, 2014

June 6 was a very happy day for many as golden shovels literally broke ground at the site of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University...

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CNHP IN THE MEDIA

April 22, 2014

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Research Spotlight: Encouraging Preliminary Data Using Music Therapy for Chronic Pain

March 20, 2014

Millions of people suffer from chronic pain every year and, consequently, millions of people feel estranged from their social life, family, and physical body. “The body becomes the enemy so you try to get rid of the pain and almost get rid of your body,” associate professor in the creative arts therapies Joke Bradt, PhD, said. “People with chronic pain often see personal relationships destroyed because of their pain. The pain breaks down communication and leads to many misunderstandings and frustration. People often end up feeling lonely and isolated.”

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Alumna Nicole Willcox Provides Art Therapy to Newtown Shooting Community

December 19, 2013

For Nicole Willcox, who graduated from The College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Master’s in Art Therapy Program in 2008, providing therapy to those who really need it is not just a job, it’s her life’s passion. The tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School on...

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Alumni Update: Where are they now?

December 02, 2013

Erika Barrington (MA ’13) and Amy Capomacchio (MA ’13) hosted a workshop called Theatre of the Oppressed for mental health professionals at Studio 34 in Philadelphia. The workshop consisted of games and theatrical exercises designed to help improve communication skills...

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Dance/Movement Therapy Alumna Brings Indigenous Hawaiian Dance to Campus

December 02, 2013

“Makia!” Emily Nussdorfer chanted loudly while rocking forward and rolling her arms back and forth like an ocean wave. “Mana wa,” she continued, repeating the same gesture. Nussdorfer, a 2001 Creative Arts Therapies Program graduate, led participants in an Indigenous Hawaiin Dance workshop...

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Student Minjung Shim Helps Cancer Patients Develop Resilience with Dance/Movement Therapy, Wins Award

November 13, 2013

MinJung Shim, a doctoral candidate in the Creative Arts Therapies Department at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, recently attended a conference on Integrative Oncology in Vancouver, British Columbia...

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Donna Kaiser and Yasmine Awais Published in Journal of the American Art Therapy Association 

October 24, 2013

Creative Arts Therapies faculty members Donna Kaiser, PhD and Yasmine Awais each published separate articles in the September issue of the Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

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Yasmine Awais Spearheads Diversity Research in the Field of Art Therapy

September 12, 2013

Yasmine Awais, the new Assistant Director of Art Therapy within the College’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies, was awarded the first-ever Rawley Silver Research Award from the American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Awais earned the first award for her project, “Assessing Diversity in Art Therapy Programs..."

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Drexel’s Music Therapy Graduates Ace Board Exam for a Decade

August 29, 2013

Paul Nolan, Director of Music Therapy at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, has learned from the Certification Board for Music Therapists that Drexel students have regularly aced the Board Certification Exam for a decade. Results for the past 10 years indicate that Drexel graduates scored consistently above the national average for a 96.5 pass rate. 

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Gerber, Elizabeth Templeton and Students Co-Author Chapter for Art As Research

August 29, 2013

This September, pick up a copy of Art As Research, a new book about art-based research, and you will see a chapter written by Nancy Gerber, PhD, with Elizabeth Templeton and PhD students from CNHP’s Creative Arts Therapies Program...

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Sherry Goodill Presents on Creative Arts Therapies in Military Health Panel

August 29, 2013

Sherry Goodill, PhD, a clinical professor and Chair of the Creative Arts Therapies Department at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, presented on a panel called the Continuum of Arts & Health Practitioners: Creative Arts Therapists, Artists in Residence, Performer. 

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Alumni Update: Where are they now?

August 14, 2013

John A. Kristel, MPT ‘97, President and CEO of the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has been appointed Chair of the Good Shepherd Penn Partners Board of Directors...

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Resilience: The Theme of Alumna and Blind Art Therapist Jamie Wasson’s Career and Artwork

July 29, 2013

 “I kind of see life like an impressionist painting,” said Creative Arts Therapies alumna Jamie Wasson, who is legally blind. Wasson has worked as an art therapist at an outpatient clinic in Center City for seven years, helping children and families who have dealt with a lot of loss, grief and trauma...

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Bradt and Student Minjung Shim Publish Review of Studies on Music Interventions for Anxiety

June 27, 2013

Joke Bradt, PhD, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department, co-authored a Cochrane Systematic Review on music interventions for preoperative anxiety with Minjung Shim, a Creative Arts Therapies doctoral candidate.

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Reuters Features Bradt on Creative Arts Therapies for Cancer Patients

June 12, 2013

Joke Bradt, PhD, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies department, was interviewed for an article on Reuters.com about how creative arts therapies can relieve anxiety and similar symptoms among people with cancer.

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Drexel Music Therapy Study Featured on The Huffington Post

June 12, 2013

A study completed by Drexel researchers in the Creative Arts Therapies department was mentioned in the May 20 Huffington Post article, “Music Therapy Could Ease Anxiety In Patients With Respiratory Failure, Study Finds.”

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Creative Arts Therapies Department Releases New Video

June 11, 2013

This year, the Creative Arts Therapies Department took the initiative to shoot a video about their programs from their own point of view. Hear comments from students and faculty and watch experiential learning in all three...

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CNHP Brings Drexel University’s Memorial Day Primer to Center City

May 24, 2013

The College of Nursing and Health Professions hosted the Memorial Day Primer on May 21, Drexel’s NAME, welcomed attendees to the event with his bagpipes.

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Interdisciplinary Team Provides Free Health Screenings to Veterans

May 20, 2013

The College of Nursing and Health Professions is partnering with the Philadelphia City Council and Veterans Advisory Commission again for the Annual Veterans Resource Fair on May 22.

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Alumni Update: Where are they now?

May 09, 2013

Christian Brenner, MHS ’13, joined the practice of Premier Orthopaedic Associates of South Jersey in Vineland New Jersey as a Physician Assistant. Brenner previously worked as an athletic trainer and physical therapy assistant...

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Art Therapy Student Libby Kimport Wins Drexel Research Day Award

May 09, 2013

Art Therapy graduate student Elizabeth “Libby” Kimport won a Drexel Research Day Award for her study, The Effectiveness of Clay Work in the Reduction of State Anxiety for Adult Psychiatric Inpatients: A One Group, Pretest-Posttest Design. The purpose of Kimport’s study was to investigate the efficacy of structured creative clay work as a means of decreasing state anxiety in adult psychiatric inpatients. This is the second year in a row that Kimport has won a Research Day Award.

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Student Liesbet Manders Named Fulbright Scholar

May 09, 2013

Creative Arts Therapies PhD student Elizabeth “Liesbet” Manders ‘14 was named a Fulbright Scholar for 2013-14. She was one of the record number of Drexel students who were offered grants this year through the Fulbright Program.

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Nolan on Music Therapy for Pain Patients

March 01, 2013

Paul Nolan, PhD, an assistant clinical professor and Director of Music Therapy Education in the Creative Arts Therapies Department, was interviewed for an article.

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Alumna Lori Tiberi Helps Woman with Brain Injury Make Art

December 01, 2012

Lori Tiberi, a 2002 alumnae of the College’s Master’s in Creative Arts Therapy Program, has long promoted patient recovery through drawing, painting, and other creative projects. Today, she works as a creative arts therapist at the Magee Rehabilitation Center in the Jefferson Health System

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Dance Movement Therapy Alumna Starts First Norwegian Dance Movement Therapy Association

November 01, 2012

Liv Marie Leirvåg lived in Manayunk while she completed her Dance Movement Therapy degree at Drexel in 2001. She received an award because she was the first to write about dance/movement therapy and child neglect. A native of Bergen, Norway, Liv Marie...

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Kaiser Kicks Off Lecture Series at Ursinus College and Sits on Regional Conference Panel

November 01, 2012

Donna Kaiser, PhD, professor and Director of Art Therapy Graduate Programs, kicked off a lecture series about interdisciplinary careers in the arts at Ursinus College on September 17. The date of her presentation corresponded...

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Bradt Presents at National Music Therapy Conference

October 01, 2012

Arts Therapies Department professor Joke Bradt, PhD, gave 2 presentations at the American Music Therapy Association's national annual conference in mid-October. This year’s conference theme was “Changing Winds: Innovation in Music Therapy.”

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Students Lauren Messina and Jessica Schumacher Receive Hays Scholarship

October 01, 2012

Art Therapy students Lauren Messina and Jessica Schumacher are this year’s recipients of the Ronald E. and Nancy Scheller Hays Art Therapy Scholarship. The scholarship is offered to graduate students in the Art Therapy Master’s Program who complete the required courses in the first year of the program.

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Bradt Interviewed for Good Housekeeping Article About Health Benefits of Listening to Music

September 30, 2012

Good Housekeeping ran an article in their August issue that described the health benefits of listening to certain types of music. The article, “3 Health Benefits of Your Favorite Song,” quotes Joke Bradt, PhD, a board-certified music therapist and an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies Department.

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Art Therapy Alumni Reunite at Savannah Reception

August 01, 2012

On July 11, the College of Nursing and Health Professions hosted a reception for alumni and friends at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa in Savannah, Georgia. The event took place in conjunction with the American Art Therapy Association’s 43rd Annual Conference...

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Bradt Receives NIH Grant to Study Vocal Music Therapy for Chronic Pain Management

August 01, 2012

Joke Bradt, PhD, has received a National Institute of Nursing Research grant for her study entitled “The Effects of Vocal Music Therapy on Core Outcomes in Chronic Pain Management.”

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Drexel Researcher Leads Review: Music Reduces Anxiety in Cancer Patients

August 10, 2011

Cancer patients may benefit from sessions with trained music therapists or from listening to music. Using music can reduce anxiety in cancer patients, and may also have positive effects on mood, pain and quality of life, according to a new Cochrane systematic review led by Joke Bradt, an associate professor in Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.

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