Arts and Therapies

Music and dance therapy can make people more alive, especially when they are demoralized and have become inactive.

The use of poetry therapy in psychosis

The Bridge Poetry Project in Psychosis see blog

What is dance and movement therapy?

Ted Ehrhardt, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, CMA has facilitated dance/movement therapy groups within psychiatric hospitals for over 25 years. He earned an MA in Dance Therapy at Hunter College and is certified in Laban Movement Analysis. He has participated as a movement analyst in psychoanalytic and forensic medicine research projects at New York University and John Jay College, respectively. He clinically supervises dance therapists and dance therapy interns and teaches at Pratt Institute and the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. He is also on the faculty at Inspirees, a training program for dance/movement therapy in China.
His work in the psychiatric setting is featured in the film, "Moving Stories", produced by the New York Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association

What is music therapy?

Progression: A documentary on music therapy, it talks not about psychosis but about rehabilitation after brain trauma This is a documentary about music therapy in Ireland. This documentary looks at the different individuals who can benefit from music therapy. It also looks at the future for music therapy in Ireland, as this therapy still has not received statutory recognition in Ireland. 

Manual on art therapy

Art Therapy for Psychosis: Theory and Practice (The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis Book Series) 

Music and the brain

Creative Brains: Music Art and Emotionthe Director of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Dr. Bruce Miller, Neurology Research Scientist at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease Dr. Keith Vossel, Cognitive Neuroscience Affiliate and San Francisco Conservatory of Music Professor Indre Viskontas, and Hellman Visiting Artist and fiddler Heidi Clare for an experiential exploration of the mind, music and creativity -- and how they change. Series: "UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine presents Mini Medical School for the Public" [4/2013] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 24709]

The evidence

A pdf of American Music Therapy Association on the evidence of music therapy 

The Cochrane review: Music therapy for people with schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like disorders 

An exploratory randomized controlled trial: Music therapy for in-patients with schizophrenia 

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