Words often cannot express the surrealistic year we have been through—but the arts sometimes can.
Profiles in Psychotherapy and the Arts
- International Whole Person Approaches to working with trauma from COVID-19.
Curated resources from the somatic and creative arts therapies for the APA International. Whole Person Approaches will be shared.
By Ilene Serlin, PhD
- Movement of Freedom (MoF)
MoF is a social art project which explores the healing potential of dance, film, and virtual communication.
By Hattie Worboys
- Two films from COVID-19: Lockdown Incorporation and Aquisse
Hattie Worboys presents two short films related to COVID-19. One is a short dance film responding to lockdown one—being confined, with nowhere to run and with many previous go-to distractions impossible, I was forced to face myself. The other is an eerie, watery, sci-fi nod to COVID-19.
By Hattie Worboys
- Our time of coronavirus and Black Lives Matter: Loss, grief, trauma, resilience, and healing change
Using creative nonfiction and arts-based inquiry, Benyshek offers a personal narrative that weaves together the experiences of individuals, families, and society during the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, growing awareness of systemic racism and police brutality, and the upsurge of Black Lives Matter protests.
By Denita Benyshek, PhD
- COVID-19 NeuroArts Field Guide
An ongoing editorial series from Megan Howard, director of communications at the International Arts + Mind Lab at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Pedersen Brain Science Institute, about how and why the arts can support our health and wellbeing during the pandemic.
By Megan Howard
- Studio dedicated to Art/Religion/Psyche
Daily visual arts practice in Boston.
By Henry Woodhull Gates
- Mirrors of the Mind 9: The Psychotherapist as Artist in the Time of Coronavirus
Psychologists from all around the United States share their art in a new virtual gallery.
By Pamela J. McCrory, PhD
- Leave Me As I Am
This mesmerizing movement piece and accompanying poem reflects the work of a dance therapist and a group of women living with breast cancer.
By Elcin Bicer
Reading about poems about grief led me to write and submit a poem about having to say goodbye to my father through digital means from three thousand miles away.
By Elizabeth McMahon, PhD
- Our Blessed Here and Now
If a mentally normal person skips a precious moment, that person will not exist anymore.
By Norman Molesko
Workshops, Conferences, Institutes and Residencies
- Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference
Conference themes are inequality, power, and sustainability.
By Alex Coulter
- Embody your femininity at a retreat in Greece: Authentic movement – yoga – healing arts
Treat yourself to a relaxing, embodied experience by the rejuvenating Mediterranean Sea and awaken your femininity.
By Maria Lentzou, MA
- Adler, troubadour love, and posttraumatic growth
Adlerian psychology, troubadours, posttraumatic growth, meaning in life and community feeling
By Christopher Eriksson, PhD
- Family gifts and the artful practitioner
Family gifts and the artful personal practitioner: A journey of personal, professional and artistic growth
By Alan Entin, PhD
- Skills for big feelings: A guide for teaching kids relaxation, regulation, and coping techniques
Help children develop healthy coping skills with this comprehensive social-emotional learning plan.
By Casey O’Brien Martin