Monthly Archives: October 2005

AATQ a un nouveau site web

L’Association des Art-thérapeutes a un nouveau site web.

Art Therapy Events to come

Source of information:

  • October 26, 2005, noon

    L’art-thérapie : médecine de l’âme (in French, free)
    Alexandra Duchastel

  • Midday talk by Alexandra Duchastel, Author, Psychologist and Art Therapist. Centre Temenos
    Where: Borough of Saint-Laurent, Library, Adults Section. 777 boulevard Marcel-Laurin, Saint-Laurent (Québec) H4M 2M7. Tel. : (514) 855-6000 Fax : (514) 855-5709
    web site
    Limited places: Maximum of 55 persons for each talk. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Parking: The parking period is extended from 90 to 120 minutes for Midday Talks.
  • November 16-19 2005

    36th Annual Conference, 2005
    American Art Therapy Association
    The Arts & Science of Creativity and Healthcare
    Where: Hilton, Atlanta GA USA
    web site

  • November 19, 2005, 2 p.m.

    Art at Home for Sick Children (in French)
    Round Table
    Open to the general public
    Where: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion, Maxwell Cummings Auditorium,1379 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec
    web site
    For more information:

  • March 1, 2006

    Current Trends and New Research in Art Therapy: A Postmodern Perspective
    Call for Chapters
    Proposal deadline: March 1, 2006
    web site
    For more information:

  • March 10-11, 2006

    The Widsom of the Arts in Life, Therapy & Research
    The Dance Therapy Institute
    Creative arts therapies symposium
    Where: Fort Mason Center – San Francisco, CA
    web site

  • March 19 – 26, 2006

    Creative Arts Therapies Week

    A weeklong celebration of the creative arts therapies, including art therapy (using visual arts), dance and movement therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, and psychodrama
    Where: Québec, province-wide
    web site
    Locations and dates to be confirmed.

  • April 26-29, 2006

    2006 Society for the Arts in Healthcare Annual Conference
    Vision and Voice
    Call for Papers, Panels, Workshops, Performances and Poster Presentations for the Conference. Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2005
    Where: Chicago, IL
    web site
    for more information or to submit, please visit the web site

  • May 5 – 7, 2006

    New beginnings in end of life care
    Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies

    Where: Plymouth, Michigan, U.S.A.
    web site

  • September 18-20, 2006


    A new conference titled ARTABILITATION will take place in Denmark and run in sequence with the International Conference for Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies.
    Where: Musikhuset Esbjerg, Centre for the Performing Arts and International Conferences, Denmark
    web site

2006 society for the Arts in Healthcare–Call for papers


SAH is pleased to announce a call for individual papers, panels, workshops, performances and poster presentations for our 2006 annual conference, “Vision and Voice, April 26-29, 2006 in Chicago , IL.


We strongly encourage abstract submissions in the following areas:

1) Leadership
How do we set standards, competencies and guidelines that will promote professionalism in our industry? How do we create strategic partnerships between the arts, design and healthcare associations and institutions? How do we create a common language between our fields of interest? How do we honor the past, manage the present, and plan for the future?

2) Arts in Action
What are the intrinsic benefits of the arts in the healthcare environment? What are good healthcare examples of experiences in the visual, literary, and performing arts? What types of theatre and dance based work can we do in hospitals or other healthcare facilities? What type of music and musical interaction is appropriate at the bedside? Can we explore the visual and literary arts further in healthcare?

3) Evidence Based Research and Evaluation
What research and evaluation methodologies can we employ in arts in healthcare including architecture, interior design and landscape? In medical education? In arts education including the expressive therapies? How do we define patients needs? How do we evaluate our arts programs? Can we prove the instrumental benefits that the arts aid healing, enhance doctor-patient relations, and reduce the stress of being a caregiver?

4) Skill Building
How do we educate healthcare practitioners? Artists? Other caregivers? What are the model programs for “Caring for the Caregiver”? What types of continuing education opportunities can we offer artists or healthcare staff? How do we establish or manage an arts in healthcare program? Who do we involve? How do we involve healthcare staff in the arts? How do involve artists in healthcare organizations? What are the roles of the arts and expressive therapies? How do the arts relate to spirituality in the healthcare setting?

5) Sustainability: Fundraising and Advocacy
How do we solicit and secure within our own institutions and other corporate, foundation, and private support? What are examples of good corporate support? Where are the grants? What are good models of advocacy? How do we obtain support from the healthcare industry? How do we obtain support from the arts industry? To whom are we advocating?

6) Patient Centered Healthcare Facility Design
What are the model programs and best practices in the design of healthcare facilities? How can the arts be used in way finding and stress reduction? What are best practices for developing/managing a hospital art collection, exhibits by artists and by the hospital itself? What are good examples of healing spaces and patient centered healthcare design? How were they developed through architecture, interior design and landscape?

7) Community Health and Healing
How do the visual, performing, and literary arts strengthen community health? What are good models of community partnerships? How do we use the arts to enhance the cultural outreach of the hospital to strengthen the connection between the hospital and its community? How do the arts positively affect healthcare disparities? How can the arts be used to address critical healthcare issues such as obesity, HIV/AIDS, cancer and end of life?

8) New Frontiers
What are the international initiatives, novel ideas, new trends, challenges and opportunities in the field?

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For questions regarding the content of your proposed abstract or technical assistance with the online abstract submission process please contact the SAH Office either by phone at 202 299 9770 or via email at

All abstracts must be submitted by November 1, 2005. Be sure to print a copy of your abstract. Once an abstract has been submitted you may not go back to make any changes.