Veterans

Creative Forces Clinical Research Summit

Creative Forces Clinical Research Summit

By Adrienne M. Stamper | October 5, 2017 | Veterans | Research | Events

The Creative Forces Clinical Research Summit took place on September 18th and 19th, 2017, at the National Academies of Science in Washington, DC. The intimate event gathered Department of Defense (DoD) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) collaborators to discuss clinical research findings and approaches for investigating creative arts therapies.

Art Therapy with Veterans: The Art Room is a Container

Art Therapy with Veterans: The Art Room is a Container

By Rosemarie Rogers | November 11, 2015 | Veterans | Trauma

Art is a visual language. Human beings have been using art for this purpose for thousands of years. The cave paintings discovered in Lascaux, France and Picasso’s Guernica are celebrated examples. Visual arts offer veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) a nonthreatening alternative to compose in images what is inexpressible to them with words.