The Journal of Applied Arts & Health serves a wide community of artists, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers evidencing the effectiveness of the interdisciplinary use of arts in health and arts for health. Three years later, in consultation with the journal advisory board and to reflect the publication’s broadening scope and international status as the open access peer reviewed academic journal in the field, the journal was renamed The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, IJCAIP.
Similarly, this researcher engaged in professional activities in medical humanities, arts and health and arts therapies groupings and found overlaps throughout, for example in the areas of singing and health or museum education programmes and curatorship.
To take advantage of this opportunity students will need to be enrolled in the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care After completing Foundations of Arts and Health, the opportunity exists to undertake further units within the Associate Degree in Health and Community Care.
Whilst it is important to recognise the uniqueness of arts therapists and their intensive training to engage with clients who cannot participate in performance or participative arts activity, it does not follow that arts therapies are the right intervention for ALL clients ALL the time.
Podcast – Paula Higgins.mp3 (size 14.7 MB) Paula Higgins, Music Therapist, currently working with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services recently released a music album ‘It Made You’, a collaborative song-writing project between singer-songwriter, Sean Millar, and over 90 service users who were resident in St Patrick’s between December 2014 and May 2015.