Join the Launch of the Creative Forces National Resource Center


Creative Forces®, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, presents “Advances in Creative Forces Clinical Research,” a virtual panel discussion and demonstration of the new online National Resource Center (NRC) on July 15, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. ET. This online resource will feature public materials for researchers and practitioners in the arts, health, and military and veteran care settings.

Clinical Research Advisor Donna Betts moderates a panel of leading art therapy and music therapy investigators in this public webinar that launches the opening of the Creative Forces NRC. Other speakers on the panel include:

  • Aimee Fullman, Creative Forces National Resource Center Director
  • Sunil Iyengar, Director, Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Sara Kass, MD, Creative Forces Senior Military Medical Advisor
  • Melissa Walker, MA, ATR, Creative Forces Art Therapy Lead
  • Girija Kaimal, PhD, ATR-BC, Associate Professor, PhD Program in Creative Arts Therapies,
  • Drexel University; President Elect, American Art Therapy Association
  • Rebecca Vaudreuil, EdM, MT-BC, Creative Forces Music Therapy Lead
  • Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BD, Professor, Director of the PhD in Creative Arts Therapies Program, Drexel University

Register here to tune in to the panel discussion on July 15. A video recording also will be available on the National Resource Center after the live event.

Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and the state and local arts agencies that seeks to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life for military and veteran populations exposed to trauma, as well as their families and caregivers. Administrative support is provided by Americans for the Arts and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation. Creative Forces creative arts therapists work in clinical sites throughout the nation, serving over 10,000 unique patients.





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