Expressive Approaches to Well-Being

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event Description: 


2018-2019 START National Online Training Series

Presentation Title: Expressive Approaches to Well-Being 

Presenters: Jennifer Moore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Maggie Robbins, MA, L-CAT, RDT; Corey Fisk, MA, R-DMT, L-CAT LP 


Participation and engagement in the expressive arts is linked to health, well-being, and quality of life among individuals with disabilities.  Expressive arts programs and professionals are available in most communities around the country, making it feasible for organizations who serve individuals with disabilities to utilize these programs.  While the information provided during this session showcases how expressive approaches are consistent with the principles of START, all attendees desiring to utilize these approaches in their own organizations or practice will benefit from the material presented.   Participants in this session will gain an appreciation of the benefits associated with the expressive arts and will leave with knowledge and resources; providing those they serve the opportunity to participate in such valuable programming. 


  • Describe how the expressive arts can be used as therapeutic media.
  • Demonstrate the use of therapeutic interventions after viewing the process through video format and provided resources to utilize in an array of settings.
  • Describe the efficacy of utilizing the expressive arts with individuals diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities within organizations such as START.