Webinar

Arts-Based Approaches to Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing: Part One

2022

Arts-Based Approaches to Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing: Part One

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This webinar was hosted by YouthREX in partnership with Broadview Psychology.

HERE’S HOW THE HOSTS DESCRIBE THIS WEBINAR:

What are the benefits of arts-based programming for youth, and how do these approaches support and improve mental health and wellbeing? How can art be used to mitigate social inequities? What strategies can you incorporate in your work with young people?

This interactive 2-part webinar series, presented with Broadview Psychology, was focused on improving mental health literacy and delivering engaging and supportive arts-based programming to advance youth wellbeing.

Part One: Arts-Based Approaches Informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an empirically supported treatment for emotion regulation difficulties. This therapeutic modality offers a variety of evidence-based tools for coping with difficult emotional experiences. Over the years, DBT has been utilized in various settings and has been adapted in a number of ways to respond to a range of mental health issues. One adaption includes DBT-Informed Art Therapy.

Hosted and facilitated by Adanna Anucha and Dr. Carmen Lalonde of Broadview Psychology, Part One looked at four core facets of DBT-informed creative arts interventions, including:

  • Metaphor use
  • Mindfulness skills
  • Distress tolerance techniques
  • Dialectics in Action

Attendees learned about each of these DBT-informed art activities and explored ways they can use some of this model’s tools to support the mental health of the young people they work with.

See also Part Two: Promising Practices in Action.

Youth Research & Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). (2022, November 7). Arts-Based Approaches to Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing: Part One [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/dn6scwPlAwY

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