DATE: Spring 2016
Healing Through Art is an 8-week “train the facilitator” program. We teach individuals how to use the healing arts in their work with hospice patients, chronically ill patients, and others (e.g., siblings of chronically ill youth). Facilitators are trained for four weeks in art techniques, how to run discussions, and how to recognize and refer those who need more assistance. The facilitators then provide a practicum, under the direction of the program instructor, to a specialized population. This semester, our focus is on providing healing arts experiences for CSUSM students who are veterans or active-duty military. To learn more about Healing Through Art trainings, please contact Faculty Director Sharon Hamill by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATION: California State University San Marcos | USU Ballroom
Join us for a one day conference exploring Palliative Care in a hands-on, interdisciplinary format. Our expert presenters will address key issues in providing palliative care to patients in all settings, emphasizing actionable information, replicable tools, and personal action plans. Recommended for: Chaplains, Clinical Social Workers, Medical Care Managers, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses.
Art Heals Retreat – Designed Specifically for Widows and Widowers
DATE: Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
No Previous Art Skills Required!
“Saturday was a life-changing experience for me, and the goodness still persists.” – M.Z., Retreat Participant March 2016 Discover the Healing Power of Your Own Creative Process! Join us and treat yourself to a day of self-discovery, emotional rejuvenation and a supportive community. Attendees will be guided through several easy, hands-on art activities that are designed to promote self-reflection and self-discovery. Past participants have reported that the retreat helped them to better cope with unresolved feelings, anxiety, regulating emotions, and the everyday stress of life.
Click HERE for the brochure on this event. About the Facilitator: Dr. Colleen Moss Dr. Colleen Moss has a M.S. degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis in Art Therapy with Special Populations and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. Dr. Moss has a special interest in expressive and healing arts. However, it was not until her husband died that she experienced the healing power of art for herself. After her husband’s death, Dr. Moss began to paint as a way to cope with her grief. Over a three-year period, she painted 12 canvases that chronicle her personal and transformational journey. Ultimately her work showcased the miraculous resiliency of the human spirit.
2nd Annual What Gives Your Life Meaning (And Who Needs to Know?)
This series of activities will take place campus-wide at CSUSM during the month of April, 2016. This series includes outstanding speakers and hands-on art and resources.. Additionally, there is a thought-provoking movie with free ice cream and in-depth discussions about the importance of knowing what you would do if you could not speak for yourself. The CSU Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM is working with a student planning committee to expand on last year’s series of events. The series brings students, staff, and faculty together for a little laughter and a lot of learning.
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month – come hear…
Palliative Care: Why It’s Important to You by Dr. Lowell Kleinman DATE: Thursday, November 12, 12:00-12:50
LOCATION: ACD 102
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DATE: Tuesday October 20, 2015
TIME: 12:00pm – 12:50pm
“The Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why of a Community Based Clinical Neuropsychologist”
LOCATION: San Marcos Senior Center 111 Richmar Avenue
The purpose of the BIC Community Resource Fair is to raise awareness of and garner support for individuals who provide care to aging family members suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other diseases of aging and to promote healthy living for everyone. We are committed to providing a free forum for family caregivers to obtain the information they need to care for their loved ones in a healthy, supportive, and rewarding way.