6-7 January, 2022
Schedule of events
HEALING ARTS – A MODEL & A MOVEMENT
PANEL DISCUSSION @ THE SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS
Thursday, January 6, 11am - 5:30pm
The Healing Arts Leadership team introduce an evolving initiative to advance multi-sector engagement and research on the health benefits of the arts. Activated under the auspices of the World Health Organization Arts and Health program, and as part of the United Nations Decade of Action, Healing Arts model, connects research, practice, outreach, and policy, and holds the potential to impact the lives of millions of people around the world.
ART THERAPY, A GLOBAL PATH
PRESENTATION @ THE SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS
Friday, January 7 at 11 a.m.
Art therapy is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy that empowers people to communicate feelings through the creative process of art making within a therapeutic relationship. Art therapy is used to improve, restore and enhance physical, mental and emotional functioning and personal wellbeing. Dr. Stephenson, Associate Professor of Expressive Therapies at Lesley University, is a leader in art therapy and creative aging.
HOPE FOR DEPRESSION
PRESENTATIONS @ THE SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS
Thursday, January 8 at 11 a.m.
Audrey Gruss, Founding Chair of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF), and acclaimed neuroscientist Dr. Eric Nestler, Chair of HDRF’s Depression Task Force, discuss the latest research on major depression as the leading cause of disability and suicide worldwide. Jill Sonke, Senior Advisor to the CDC Vaccine Confidence and Demand Team, explores the value of public health plus arts and culture partnerships for increasing health, and equity in communities facing public health issues, including mental health, social isolation, collective trauma, racism, chronic disease, and the pandemic.
HEALING ARTS PRODUCERS