Creative Arts Therapies Experiential Panel - Part 2 - Art Therapy with Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC. From UCLA Integrative Medicine Conference - February 2, 2013
Integrative Medicine in the Community through the Creative Arts Therapies:
The creative arts therapies offer accessible, nonverbal and universal tools for facilitating emotional and physical health through a focus on the process of expression, rather than performance or product. The creative arts therapies can offer a humanizing complement to increasingly technological medical care, that can enhance the environment of medicine and address the increasing societal health care burden from chronic diseases rooted in emotions and behavior.
A panel of leading clinician/scholars from five creative arts therapy disciplines (art therapy, dance/movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, and poetry therapy) will each offer an experiential demonstration of the principles of their work, as well as explain the nature of their discipline and training requirements.
Bios of Presenters
Robert Carroll, MD ─ Past Vice President, National Association for Poetry Therapy and Program Chair of the Southern California region; UCLA clinical faculty member. Family psychiatrist and poet.
Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC ─ Past President of the Southern California Art Therapy Association, Past Board Member of the American Art Therapy Association, Instructor at Loyola Marymount University, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Board Certified Art Therapist.
Pamela Dunne, PhD, RDT/BCT ─ Past President of the National Association for Drama Therapy (NADT); founding board member of the Board of Examiners for the NADT; Founding Director, Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles and Creative Therapies Center of Los Angeles. Professor Emeritus of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles. Clinical Psychologist, Author, and Registered Drama Therapist, Board Certified Trainer.
Ping Ho, MA, MPH (Moderator) ─ Founding Director, UCLArts and Healing; Steering Committee member, UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine; member of the Council of Advisers for the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care.
Judith Pinkerton, MT-BC/L ─ President Elect of the Western Region American Music Therapy Association; Founder and President of Music 4 Life™ in Las Vegas, NV. Licensed Board Certified Music Therapist.
Lora Wilson Mau, MA, BC-DMT – Public Relations Chairperson, American Dance Therapy Association; Past President of the California Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association; Lecturer at California State University, Long Beach, Department of Dance. Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist.