Program Evaluation & Research

Healing Pathways poster session

Healing Pathways poster session

Funded Grants

PI: Janice Agazio, PhD, CRNP, LTC (Ret.), US Army
Consultant: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC et al.
Tri-Service Nursing Research Grant
“Young Children’s Experience with Parental Separation During Military Deployment
2%   2/14-5/18   $200,000
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the experience of military duty-related separations/deployment for 60 children ages 4-10 years of age using a mixed methods concurrent embedded qualitative descriptive design

PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC and Debra Johnson-Fuller
Mayo Clinic Spirit of EAGLES pilot community grant
“Health Promotion through Digitalized Oral Stories”
1%                                 11/14-12/14                                         $1,000
Purpose: To pilot interventions for CRCAIH study

PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC (AIAT, Ricky Gray Grass, & Red Nation)
Lannan Foundation
“Lakota Sacred Hoop Run”
5%                                       06/2013                                          $4,000
Purpose: To evaluate the impact of the 30th annual Sacred Hoop Run for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in SD.

Program Director:  Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC (Fiscal Sponsor Art Therapy Without Borders, Inc.)
Open Meadows Foundation
Sacred Isnati Awicalowanpi Ceremony
5%                                  07/01/13-07/01/14                                 $2,000
Purpose: To provide an art therapy component to the Isnati Awicalowanpi (coming of age ceremony) for Lakota girls.

PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC (sub award)
DARPA SBIR Phase I sub award (Prime: Kinection)
“A Warrior’s Story”
5%                                 1/2012 to 6/2012                                   $12,000
Purpose: To serve as a research consultant on the development of a “Warrior Stories Platform,” a web-based digital authoring tool designed specifically for therapeutic use.

PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC
National Endowment for the Arts
“Coharie Heritage Empowerment Project”
20%                                6/2010 to 6/2012                                   $40,000
Purpose: To develop a traditional cultural arts program and archival database for the Coharie Tribe.

PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC (In Collaboration with the Oglala Sioux Tribe)
Lannan Foundation
“Lakota Sacred Hoop Run”
2%                                        06/2012                                            $2,000
Purpose: To support the 29th annual Sacred Hoop Run for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in SD.

PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC
American Cancer Society (Young Investigator’s Award)
“Healing Pathways: Art Therapy for American Indian Cancer Survivors”
20%                                11/2009 to 1/2011                                  $29,500
Purpose: To replicate and evaluate a piloted culturally relevant art therapy workshop, focusing on stress reduction for American Indian cancer survivors and their family members.

PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC
University Facilitation Funds (George Washington University)
“Healing Pathways: Art Therapy and American Indian Medicine”
10%                                 7/2010 to 7/2011                                   $5,000
Purpose: To provide a culturally-relevant workshop combining alternative or traditional American holistic practices with complementary forms of therapy, comprising art therapy and storytelling, for the Coharie and Waccamaw Siouan tribes.

PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC
Spirit of EAGLES, Mayo Cancer Clinic
“Healing Pathways: Art Therapy for American Indian Cancer Survivors”
6%                                 8/2009 to 4/2010                                     $5,000
Purpose: To replicate and evaluate a piloted culturally-relevant art therapy workshop, focusing on stress reduction for American Indian cancer survivors and their family members.

PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC
Investigator team: Emily Basto, MS & Sadie Barbor (NC Commission of Indian Affairs)
EVMS Department of Psychiatry Scholarship
“Perceptions of Substance Use and Abuse in South Eastern American Indian Youth”
1%                                   1/2009 to 4/2009                                   $1,300
Purpose: To evaluate perceptions of substance use and abuse in a southeastern tribal community through a multigenerational community art program.

PI: Elizabeth Warson, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC, PhD(c)
Society for the Arts in Healthcare and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation
“Healing Pathways: Art for Survivors”
6%                                   1/2007 to 12/2007                                 $10,000
Purpose: To develop and evaluate a culturally relevant art therapy workshop as a means of stress reduction for American Indian cancer survivors and their family members.

IRB-Approved Pilot Research (GWU)

PI: Elizabeth Warson PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC
Investigator Team: Cheri Marmarosh, PhD, Loring Ingraham, PhD, Lauren Hayes, MA, Kate Harinton, PsyD(c), Nisha Tracy, MA(c), & Annie Gittess BA(c)
“The Effects of Mandala Imagery on Mood and Cortisol Levels in Adults”
2%
Purpose: To examine the effects of coloring a pre-drawn mandala or a maze puzzle on cortisol levels and self-report measures in depressed adult patients.

PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC
Investigator Team: Paula Howie, ATR-BC, LPC, Linda Gantt, PhD, ATR-BC, Lou Tinnen, MD, Heidi Bardot, ATR-BC, Donna Betts, PhD, ATR-BC, Tally Tripp, LICSW, ATR-BC, Lisa Garlock, ATR-BC
“The Effects of Graphic Narrative Trauma Processing in the Treatment of PTSD Symptomatology”
10%
Purpose:  To examine the effects of a 4-week art therapy-based trauma protocol on reducing the symptoms of PTSD as compared to standard treatment of care in art therapy.

Further experience in applications to NIH. Details available upon request.

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