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A Busy Summer for the PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies

August 13, 2014 —

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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:


American Art Therapy Association 45th Annual Conference
July 9-13, 2014 in San Antonio, TX

Research Roundtable: An AATA Research Committee Presentation

Patricia St. John, Nancy Gerber (PhD faculty and roundtable convener)

Face-to-Face: An Artistic Exploration of Transference Using Transparencies
Angela Libby Aicher (PhD candidate)

Innovative Pedagogical Practices: An AATA Education Committee Panel
Patricia St. John, Dr. Nancy Gerber (PhD faculty), Barbara Parker-Bell, Gail Rule-Hoffman

The Art Therapy Education Continuum- Undergraduate to the Doctorate
Nancy Gerber (PhD faculty, organizer and presenter), Bruce Moon, Janice Havlena, Dana Elmendorf, Barbara Parker-Bell

Secondary Analysis of the NEA Arts Participation Survey: Implications for Art Therapists
Girija Kaimal (PhD faculty)

Integrating Program Evaluation Into Art Therapy Practice: Opportunities and Challenges
Girija Kaimal (PhD faculty)

Adventures in Arts-Based Research
Gioia Chilton (PhD alumna)

Art of Positive Emotions: Findings of An Arts-Based Research Study
Gioia Chilton (PhD alumna)

Positive Ethics: An Empowering Approach to Ethical Practice
Gioia Chilton (PhD alumna)


Mixed Methods International Research Association Conference
June 27-29 in Boston, MA

Nancy Gerber (PhD faculty), Program Chair

The Impact of Vocal Music Therapy on Chronic Pain Management: A Mixed Methods Study
Joke Bradt (PhD faculty), Marisol Norris (PhD candidate)

The Impact of Vocal Music Therapy on Chronic Pain Management: A Mixed Methods Study
Joke Bradt (PhD faculty), Donna Radl (PhD candidate), Noah Potvin (PhD candidate)

Utilizing Secondary Data from an Art Therapy RCT on Emotional Distress in Female Cancer Patients
Donna Radl (PhD candidate), Mary Donald

Music Therapists’ Decision Making in Music Together Within Therapy: Towards a Theoretical Framework
Carol Ann Blank (PhD candidate)

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