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Monday, September 18, 2017  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Arts in Health: Performances and Healing Spaces

Suzanne Costello
Artistic Co-Director, Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater
Gary Malkin
Co-Creator, Graceful Passages
Jennifer Townsend
Program Manager of Music Therapy, Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

Suzanne Costello: Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater: Transforming the Doctor/Patient Relationship - Telling the Story 
Presentation Description:

This workshop, led by Suzanne Costello, will include an overview and positive outcomes of SPDT’s innovative program Transforming the Doctor-Patient Relationship. Participants will be led through a series of movement activities designed to encourage the physician to see their patient as a whole person. The workshop will conclude with Q&A. Costello will also address SPDT’s additional Arts & Healthcare programs.

11:35 AM - 11:55 AM

Jennifer Townsend: Creating a Healing Space: Auditory and Visual Beautification of an Inpatient Acute Psychiatry Unit

Presentation Description:
Many people have seen or experienced the effects of a healing environment within a healthcare setting. Studies confirm that well-designed hospital environments can reduce patients’ anxiety and stress, accelerate recovery, shorten hospitalizations, reduce medication use, lessen pain, and promote a sense of well-being. Therapeutic environments can also help an impact on staff wellness. Outcomes include enhancing staff recruitment, satisfaction, productivity, and retention. This presentation will detail the process of creating a therapeutic environment in an inpatient acute care psychiatric unit, both through visual art and music. The discussion will focus on how to determine the specific needs of a patient population, including safety concerns. Finally, participants will learn about research supporting such efforts

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM

Gary Malkin: Music for health and wellness

Musician Gary Malkin will lead attendees in an interactive session on music and wellness.

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH