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Projects

Current projects involving members of the Arts in Health Research Collective.


Une approche innovatrice auprès de jeunes adultes en situation de grande précarité : la détente psychomusicale en musicothérapie réceptive.

Examination of a community project with a music therapist working with youth at risk. Concordia University Seed Funding Program

AHRC Research Member: Guylaine Vaillancourt, principal investigator


 

Developing Community through a Music Therapy Singing Intergenerational Program.

Exploration of community building through an intergenerational group singing program. Concordia University Seed Funding Program

AHRC Research Member: Guylaine Vaillancourt, principal investigator


Developing, implementing, and sustaining quality personalized music listening programs for persons with mid-late stage dementia

Pilot Project supported by CIUSSS Innovative Practice Fund

AHRC Research Member: Laurel Young, co- investigator


Effect of a museum-based art therapy experience in the treatment of women with severe eating disorders

Evaluating the suitability of Museum-based art therapy program for patients being treated for eating disorders (in terms of patient satisfaction and tolerability) and assessing the short-term impact of art therapy on self-reported mood. 

Partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts’ Education and Community Programmes, the Eating Disorders Program of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and the Art Therapy Graduate Program, at Concordia University..

AHRC Research Member: Josée Leclerc, co-investigator


Examining lived experiences of singing in a bereavement support music therapy group

Supported by The Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) Project and MCRI funded by SSHRC.

AHRC Research Member: Laurel Young, co- investigator


The Hidden Face of Suicide

Award winning documentary film directed by Yehudit Silverman with funding from SSHRC and FQRSC involving ongoing projects and research around how the film can be used with specific communities to help with social action and resiliency.

AHRC Research Member: Yehudit Silverman, principal investigator


Interfaith Arts Dialogue

With funding from Concordia and the Raschkowan foundation, this documentary film research project brings together young adults and community leaders from Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities to take part in collaborative arts activities that can potentially shift their attitudes towards one another in profound ways.

AHRC Research Member: Yehudit Silverman, principal investigator
AHRC Partners: Concordia Departments of Religion and Theology, Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, and the Montreal Intercultural Dialogue Institute
www.yehuditsilverman.com


Mental Health Education Research

Use of ethnodrama to explore the lived experience of caregivers for loved ones with mental illness.

AHRC Research Member: Stephen Snow
AHRC Partners:  AMI-Quebec & 
Centre for the Arts in Human Development (CAHD)


Musicothérapie et santé mentale au Québec.

Interviews with Quebec music therapists about their work and passion for music and people

AHRC Research Member: Guylaine Vaillancourt, principal investigator


Music Therapy with Women Survivors of Intimate Male Partner Violence

Development and evaluation of a music therapy program for women survivors of Intimate Male Partner Violence (IMPV), Concordia University VPRGS Seed Funding Individual Program.

AHRC Research Member: Sandra L. Curtis (principal investigator)


Rape Culture on Campus & the Role & Influence of Arts & Pop Culture

A multi-sector partnership to investigate and develop policy and practice models to dismantle rape culture in universities, SSHRC Partnership Grant ($2.5 million, “IMPACTS: Collaborations to Address Sexual Violence on Campus”)

AHRC Research Member: Sandra L. Curtis (co-investigator)
AHRC Partner: McGill University


Response-Art as a Reflective Inquiry: Fostering Awareness of Racism

AExploring participants’ experience in closed-group workshops designed to foster some consciousness of racial discrimination. Studying the function of response-art to foster an ethics of empathic reception of visual testaments of trauma and abuse.

Supported by Concordia University VPRGS Seed Funding Individual Program. 
AHRC Research Member: 
Josée Leclerc, principal investigator

 


Seeds of Hope - An arts-based project to raise awareness about suicide

This innovative project brings together participants from diverse communities to work with the arts, culminating in a public exhibition of their works at the Museum.

AHRC Research Member: Yehudit Silverman, principal investigator
AHRC Partner: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts/ Musée des beaux arts de Montreal (Education & Community Programs Department).
http://seedsofhopemontreal.wixsite.com/seeds


The Story Within – myth and fairy tale in therapy

An original creative arts therapies approach to working with trauma and personal growth through the use myths and fairy tales - Research examining training applications and longer-term affects.

AHRC Research Member: Yehudit Silverman, principal investigator


Teach Me

Therapists in front-line settings share their work and knowledge in a filmed interview, workshop, and performance.

AHRC Research Member: Bonnie Harnden, principal investigator


The Use of Singing to Promote Health and Well Being for Autistic Adults

Supported by AIRS and Concordia University VPRGS Seed Funding Individual Program.

AHRC Research Member: Laurel Young, principal investigator


You Arrive/Tu arrives

An arts-based research initiative that harnesses the power of arts in health by using research findings combined with theatre to present the effects of family trauma on development across the life span and the treatment of trauma. You Arrive/Tu arrives illuminates not only the power of the arts to heal, but also to raise awareness.

AHRC Research Member: Bonnie Harnden, principal investigator

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