News related to the creative arts in interdisciplinary practice by Cheryl McLean,Publisher, The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice
Monday, September 24, 2007
Creativity in Education
Robert W. Kelly, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
University of Calgary, Faculty of Fine Art
Curriculum Theory and Design
Creativity and Art Process
Faculty of Fine Arts http://www.finearts.ucalgary.ca/
Robert Kelly Ph.D. is also an Advisory Board member for CCAHTE
The Canadian Creative Arts in Health, Training and Education Journal
More on Robert Kelly and his work at: http://ccahtecrossingborders.blogspot.com/2007/05/creativity-in-education-generating.html
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Creative Responses to Death and Bereavement, University of Western Ontario, Continuing Studies
Plans are currently underway to offer the University of Western Ontario course "Creative Responses to Death and Bereavement" on line by May 08 through The University of Western Ontario, Continuing Studies Dept. I will be working with UWO helping to adapt new programming and materials for the on line WEB CT OWL version of the program so that the course can be widely accessible and interactive for registrants who frequently include nurse educators, teachers, social workers, caregivers and others working in bereavement counselling and education.
For up-to-date information about this course and contact information:
CCAHTE Student Submission Publisher's Support Program Announcement
CCAHTE Journal Announces Selected Papers for Student Submission Publisher's Support Program
CCAHTE , The Canadian Creative Arts in Health, Training and Education Journal, is pleased and proud to announce the following two papers selected for the "CCAHTE Journal Student Submission Publisher's Support Program." Both papers will be published in the upcoming fall '07 issue of CCAHTE Journal.
Nicole Koziel, MD (in progress) University of Toronto
"Quality of Life Study and Mental Health Outcomes, Workman Arts"
"Workman Arts (WA) Company provides artistic opportunities to individuals who have received treatment for mental illness or addiction and attempts to combat social exclusion through the arts. The study (paper) explores quality of life and mental health outcomes."
Jadranka Novosel, MA Education (in progress) University of British Columbia
A Case study/monologue
"The Death of My Young Husband From Cancer- A Love Story"
"This paper recounts Jadranka Novosel's experiences as a graduate student and partner of a terminally ill cancer patient. It spans a five year period from her husband's first major hospitalization to the time of his passing and is the story of her ephemeral search for healing and the profound poetic and humbling circumstance of one man's passing."
To be advised when these articles and our complete free fall 07 CCAHTE issue is accessible at http://www.cmclean.com and to register free for a CCAHTE Journal subscription send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org "please register"
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Arts and Health BLOG "Crossing Borders" brings visitors topical news about creative arts in research, action and practice
"Crossing Borders" is the companion blog for the CCAHTE Journal
http://www.cmclean.com the Canadian based, international and interdisciplinary
journal of the creative arts in health, training and education.
For new visitors to our blog you'll find close to 150 articles archived, free and available by clicking on our "labels" section at the bottom of our
blog. Feel free to check out the articles and news related to the creative arts in health, training and education.
A few highlights:
- aging and mental health
- applied drama research
- arts informed research
- arts in nutritional sciences
- calls for papers
- workshops and conferences
- communication and medicine
- disability culture
- medical humanities
- employment/faculty jobs
- narrative medicine
- performance in health
- poetry in health and medicine
- palliative care
- visual arts in health
New news and links added almost daily as we work to bring you topical stories about the creative arts in research, action and practice as well as the most recent updates about news, research, events and conferences. CM.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Mental Health Featured in London Ontario Film Series
Location: London (Ontario) Central Library
7 pm - 9 pm,
A series aimed at exploring lives touched by mental illness as portrayed in film.
Out of the Shadow, 67 min, 2006 documentary
Susan Smiley turns the camera on her own family and the story of her family's secret struggle to deal with her mother's schizophrenia within the confines of the public health system. This film is a story of madness and dignity, shame and love, illuminating the issues through one compelling story.
Cracking Up, 45 min, 2007 Documentary
This is a life-affirming documentary about people with mental illness who embark on a quirky quest to become stand up comics. The film follows eleven courageous people who suffer from schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder and manic depression as they embark on a year of stand-up comedy. The course is the brainchild of counsellor and comedian David Granirer.
Cinemania, 83min, 2002 Documentary
This documentary about culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. Interviews tell the story of each individual. These human encyclopedias of film see two to five films a day, and from 600 to 2000 films per year. This is the story of their lives, their memories, their unbending habits and the films they love.
Everything's Jake, 95min, 2000 Comedy/Drama
Jake is a homeless man living in New York City and a survivor who finds out that even an optimistic attitude won't always protect him from life's little surprises.
Speakers: Representatives of London Homeless Coalition
From the Central Library, London, website at
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Workman Arts Challenges Myths, Showcases Talent, Celebrates Creativity and Mental Health
Exhibiting works by artists who have received services from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Check out the WA site at: http://www.workmantheatre.com/
Monday, September 17, 2007
Creative Responses in Hospice and Palliative Care, Refresher Day London and Middlesex
"Awakening the Senses...a Creative Response"
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
"Living Stories of Hope and Change"
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
CIHR Supports Open Access to Funded Research with New Policy
CIHR Press Release Sept. 07
Ottawa (September 4, 2007) - ....the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) unveiled a new policy to promote public access to the results of research it has funded. CIHR will require its researchers to ensure that their original research articles are freely available online within six months of publication.
"Timely and unrestricted access to research findings is a defining feature of science, and is essential for advancing knowledge and accelerating our understanding of human health and disease," stated Dr. Alan Bernstein, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. "With the development of the internet it is now feasible to disseminate globally and easily the results of research that we fund. As a publicly-funded organization, we have a responsibility to ensure that new advances in health research are available to those who need it and can use it - researchers world-wide, the public and policy makers."
In developing its policy, CIHR struck a broadly representative national task force of leading researchers, chaired by Dr. James Till of the Princess Margaret Hospital. CIHR consulted widely with Canadian researchers and stakeholders in government, research, publishing and the library communities. CIHR also looked to the experiences of funding agencies in other countries who have established similar policies. The consultation process was thorough and carefully planned in order to preserve academic freedom while promoting the value of public access.
"This open access policy will serve as a model for other funding agencies," said Dr. James E. Till of the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. "The policy will leverage taxpayers' investment by accelerating research and by fostering its broader application."
Under this new Policy, which will apply to all grants awarded after January 1, 2008 that receive funding in whole or in part from CIHR, grant recipients must make every effort to ensure that their peer-reviewed research articles are freely available as soon as possible after publication.
This can be achieved by depositing the article in an archive, such as PubMed Central or an institutional repository, and/or by publishing results in an open access journal. A growing number of journals already meet these requirements and CIHR-funded researchers are encouraged to consider publishing in these journals. Additionally, grant recipients are now required to deposit bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data, as already required by most journals, into the appropriate public database immediately upon publication of research results.
This policy builds on other important initiatives to promote openness and transparency of CIHR-funded research such as the registration of clinical trials and randomized controlled trials.
More info. at http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/34851.html
Introduction to Open Access http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/brief.htm
CCAHTE Journal is a Canadian based international and interdisciplinary open access and peer reviewed journal of the creative arts in health, training and education accessible worldwide.
CCAHTE Journal Advisory Board http://ccahtecrossingborders.blogspot.com/2007/06/ccahte-journal-advisory-board-welcomes.html
Monday, September 10, 2007
College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Medicine and Arts to present music film followed by discussion of role of music in listening to patients
Please join us for the screening of the documentary, " A Wayfarer's Journey:Listening to Mahler" by Ruth Yorkin Drazen, followed by a post-film discussion about the role of music in listening to the patient in self-reflection and in healing. The film, which explores the life and music of Gustav Mahler, features Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and students from the Curtis Institute of Music. Free and open to the public.
Info: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia. To register call 215.563.3737, ext. 304 or email: email@example.com. Visit the College's website at http://www.collphyphil.org/ for a complete listing of programs.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Luciano Pavarotti October 12, 1935 - September 6, 2007 video Nesun Dorma
I share with you in memory of Pavarotti this Youtube video of "Nesun Dorma." For me this voice, the sheer powerful, vulnerable, beauty of this voice, was the pure soul of man made manifest,
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Research Study Proves Arts Have Positive Impact on Children's Therapeutic Wellbeing
approaches and children's mental health and wellbeing. CM
An excerpt below from the website at:
"The Windsor Regional Children’s Centre falls under the umbrella of the Windsor Regional Hospital, and has a mandate to provide mental health services to emotionally, behaviourally and socially troubled children/youth ages 6 through 18, and to their parents/families. The Centre offers programs and services delivered by interdisciplinary teams that provide specific goal-oriented programs including in-school, in-home and on site services. In conjunction with using the “traditional” methods of treatment (i.e. family therapy; individual, parental and group therapy; psychiatric and psychological assessments, etc.), the Windsor Regional Children’s Centre established the Healing Arts Program. The Healing Arts Program makes use of music, art (drawing and painting), drama, dance and creative movement and reflects a partnership between mental health services for children and youth and the Windsor area arts community. In 2005, the Centre conducted a Research Study for the Ministry of Culture via Children’s Mental Health Ontario. The project demonstrated the effectiveness of children’s mental health intervention that made use of the arts (music, painting, and dance.) It concluded that the arts did have a positive impact on children who were in treatment. The study demonstrated that the art classes had a significant positive impact on children’s therapeutic well-being.