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Wednesday, September 20, 2017  |  8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Arts in Health: Creativity and Research in Health Systems

Napoleon Dargan, Psy.D
Director of Stress Relief Through the Arts, Art of Health and Healing
Lisa Gallagher, MA, MT-BC
Research Program Manager, Arts & Medicine Institute - Cleveland Clinic
Maria Jukic, JD
Executive Director, Arts & Medicine Institute at Cleveland Clinic
Nicki Koethner, MA, MFT
Expressive Arts Therapy Supervisor, Art of Health and Healing
Alan Siegel, MD
, Contra Costa Health Services

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 
Alan Siegel, Napoleon Dargan, Nicki Koethner: Art of Health and Healing of Contra Costa Health Services

We will provide an overview and implementation toolbox for Art of Health and Healing(AHH) programming. AHH provides our underserved county patients and staff with a wide variety of creative programming through our Expressive Arts Therapy training program, staff support and training, and healing environments. In an experiential, we’ll imbibe the powerful work of our community arts and psycho-education workshop, Stress Reduction Through the Arts.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Lisa Gallagher, Maria Jukic: Research and Evaluation in Arts & Medicine 

The presenters will share their experiences with conducting a wide variety of research projects regarding the use of the arts in medicine. This includes visual arts, performing arts, art therapy, & music therapy. These projects range from the use of surveys to market research to chart reviews to randomized controlled trials. The data that has been obtained is both quantitative and qualitative; and it was gathered from patients, families/ caregivers, and employees. Information learned from the studies will be shared, the importance of applying research in practice will be discussed, and current and future ideas for research will be shared.