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Learning To Heal Through Art Therapy: Military Service Members Presenting Closure and Healing Mask Themes Have Higher Connectivity Between Brain Regions Associated with Memory and Pain

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This poster was presented by Dr. Janell Payano Sosa at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Kissimmee, Florida on September 13, 2022.

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This study includes retrospective data from 113 service members attending the NICoE four-week Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) who participated in group and individual art therapy sessions, self-report assessments, a traumatic brain injury history (TBI) assessment, and an advanced MRI scan. Art therapy masks were coded by three independent coders for 23 individual themes. Presence or absence of each theme was determined from review of mask image and clinical notes. This analysis includes only the results for the theme of psychological closure and/or healing.

 

Authors
Janell Payano Sosa
Rujirutana Srikanchana
Melissa Walker
Adrienne Stamper
Kayleigh Scott
Juliet King
John Ollinger
Grant Bonavia
Alexander Christensen
Clifford Workman
Kohinoor Darda
Anjan Chatterjee
Chandler Rhodes
Topic
Art Therapy
Creative Arts Therapies
Creative Forces Clinical Research
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Poster
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Research in Art Therapy in Service Members with Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE)

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This poster was presented by Dr. Chandler Rhodes at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Kissimmee, Florida on September 14, 2022.

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Traumatic  brain  injury  (TBI)  and  posttraumatic  stress  (PTS) frequently occur in military populations. Art Therapy is one promising clinical therapy that may help service members to externalize emotions and experiences that they may not be able to express in words. To investigate the neurobiological correlates of art therapy, two prospective research studies are currently recruiting at NICoE using neuroimaging techniques:

  1. Evaluation of Quantitative EEG During Art Therapy in Service Members with Co-Morbid TBI and PTS Symptoms (QEEG Study)
  2. Art Therapy and Emotional Wellbeing in Military Populations with PTS Symptoms (fMRI Study)
Authors
Kayleigh Scott
Janell Payano Sosa
Adrienne Stamper
Melissa Walker
Rujirutana Srikanchana
Juliet King
Alexander Christensen
Kohinoor Darda
Clifford Workman
Anjan Chatterjee
Chandler Rhodes
Topic
Art Therapy
Creative Arts Therapies
Creative Forces Clinical Research
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Media Types
Poster
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BUILT TO SCALE: CREATIVE FORCES’ CLINICAL RESEARCH EXPANSION

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Creative Forces’® National Resource Center presented Built to Scale: Creative Forces’ Clinical Research Expansion on March 16, 2022.

The webinar featured NEA Director of Research & Analysis Sunil Iyengar and Creative Forces Clinical Research Director Donna Betts leading a discussion with investigators of new art therapy and music therapy studies. These studies are being supported by the Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. The webinar included a panel of investigators representing the four studies: Dr. Joke Bradt, Drexel University; Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Maya Story, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and Dr. John Williamson, University of Florida.

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Creative Forces
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Topic
Creative Arts Therapies
Creative Forces Clinical Research
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Media Types
Webinar
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Creative Forces Clinical Peer-Reviewed Publications Inventory

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An inventory of Creative Forces published research and scholarly manuscripts as of January 2022 prepared by Donna Betts, Clinical Research Advisor. Each article includes the open access link for each article.

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Authors
Donna Betts
Topic
Creative Forces Clinical Research
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Media Types
Publications and Presentations
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HEALING THE INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR

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Creative Forces presented this webinar on June 25, 2021 moderated by Bill O'Brien and featuring Bessel Van der Kolk, and servicemembers and veteran artist voices from the Creative Forces®: Healing the Invisible Wounds of War interactive exhibition.

Creative Forces®: Healing the Invisible Wounds of War is an interactive exhibition of 45 pieces of visual art, music, and performances by military service members and veterans who are current or former participants in the Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. The exhibition also includes first-person accounts from the artists about their experiences with creative arts therapies and effects of these treatments on their lives.

Authors
Creative Forces
Publisher
Topic
Creative Arts Therapies
Creative Forces Clinical Research
Published
Media Types
Webinar
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Creative Forces programming with military families: Art therapy, dance/movement therapy, and music therapy brief vignettes

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Brief vignettes written by Creative Forces creative arts therapists around programming with military families. 

Creative arts therapists (art therapists, dance/movement therapists, and music therapists) administer assessments and interventions that support the holistic well-being of military families affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Through participation in the Creative Forces: United States National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network, military families discovered strengths, inspired connections, and improved understanding of their relationships. Creative arts therapies (CATs) motivated engagement, which ultimately boosted family resilience. CATs are an integral part of interdisciplinary care to address behavioural and rehabilitative conditions of military families impacted by TBI and PTSD. Future research should examine the efficacy of creative arts therapies in improving resilience in military families.

Authors
Gioia Chilton
Rebecca Vaudreuil
Elizabeth K . Freeman
Jessica Herman
Stephen J . Cozza
Publisher
Topic
Art Therapy
Creative Forces Clinical Research
Dance/Movement Therapy
Music Therapy
Vol/Issue
31/2021
Published
Media Types
Journal Article
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Creative Forces Biosketch Instructions and Template

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Creative Forces Biosketch Instructions and Template

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Creative Forces®: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Military Healing Arts Network intends to provide $2.5 million in new research funding to support feasibility/pilot studies and subsequent randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) or other large-scale studies to address priority research questions identified by Creative Forces in art therapy and music therapy. The primary goal of the RCTs or other large-scale studies is to yield generalizable findings about the benefits of including art therapy or music therapy in common clinical practice.

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Authors
Creative Forces
Topic
Art Therapy
Creative Forces Clinical Research
Music Therapy
Published
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Creative Forces RFA Application Form for Art Therapy

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Creative Forces RFA Application Form for Art Therapy

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Creative Forces®: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Military Healing Arts Network intends to provide $2.5 million in new research funding to support feasibility/pilot studies and subsequent randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) or other large-scale studies to address priority research questions identified by Creative Forces in art therapy and music therapy. The primary goal of the RCTs or other large-scale studies is to yield generalizable findings about the benefits of including art therapy or music therapy in common clinical practice.

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Authors
Creative Forces
Topic
Art Therapy
Creative Forces Clinical Research
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Creative Forces HJF SOW Template

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Creative Forces HJF SOW Template

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Creative Forces®: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Military Healing Arts Network intends to provide $2.5 million in new research funding to support feasibility/pilot studies and subsequent randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) or other large-scale studies to address priority research questions identified by Creative Forces in art therapy and music therapy. The primary goal of the RCTs or other large-scale studies is to yield generalizable findings about the benefits of including art therapy or music therapy in common clinical practice.

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Authors
Creative Forces
Topic
Art Therapy
Creative Forces Clinical Research
Music Therapy
Published
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Creative Forces RFA Application Form for Music Therapy

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Creative Forces RFA Application Form for Music Therapy

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Creative Forces®: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Military Healing Arts Network intends to provide $2.5 million in new research funding to support feasibility/pilot studies and subsequent randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) or other large-scale studies to address priority research questions identified by Creative Forces in art therapy and music therapy. The primary goal of the RCTs or other large-scale studies is to yield generalizable findings about the benefits of including art therapy or music therapy in common clinical practice.

Click here for more information.

Authors
Creative Forces
Topic
Creative Forces Clinical Research
Music Therapy
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