Program Evaluation & Research

Healing Pathways poster session

Healing Pathways poster session

Pending

PI: Ronny Bell, PhD
Co-investigators: Richard Davis, MD, Catherine Rohweder, PhD, Cherry Beasley, PhD, Elizabeth Warson, Laura Anne Young, PhD
“Enhancement of Diabetes Self-Management Using Creative Arts: A Feasibility Pilot Study with the Lumbee Nation”
National Institutes of Health (NIH R21)
10%                               04/01/2014-04/01/2016                   $275,000
Purpose: to create an art therapy curriculum for delivering diabetes self-management education that is culturally relevant for the Lumbee Nation

co-PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC (AIAT & Fond du Lac Health Services Division)
Program Director/co-PI: Debra Johnson-Fuller, Cancer Health Educator, Fond du Lac Health Services, Fond du Lac Reservation
“Health Promotion through Digitalized Oral Stories”
CRCAIH pilot grant
20%                              04/01/14-04/30/15                                $80,000
Purpose: To modify an existing digital storytelling curriculum for cultural relevance and cancer focus.

PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC (AIAT & Wounded Knee School District)
Lannan Foundation
Language Immersion Program
5%                                 07/01/2014-07/01/15                          $40,000
Purpose: To support the second phase of the Wounded Knee School District’s Lakota Language Immersion.

PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC
Program Director: Ricky Gray Grass (Fiscal Sponsor, Art Therapy Without Borders, Inc.)
500 Mile Sacred Hoop Run
Nike N7 Fund
10%                               04/01/14-04/30/15                              $10,000
Purpose: To conduct an art-based evaluation of the 500 Mile Sacred Hoop Run (5-day event).

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PI: Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC (AIAT, Oglala Sioux Tribe)
Program Director: Ricky Gray Grass
Lannan Foundation
“Lakota Sacred Hoop Run”
5%                                          06/2013                                             $4,000
5%                                          06/2012                                             $2,000
Purpose: To support the 30th annual Sacred Hoop Run for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in SD.

Program Director:  Elizabeth Warson, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC
“Sacred Isnati Awicalowanpi Ceremony”
Open Meadows Foundation (Fiscal Sponsor, Art Therapy Without Borders, Inc.)
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)
Investigator Team: Heidi Bardot,ATR-BC, Donna Betts, PhD, ATR-BC, Tally Tripp, LICSW, ATR-BC, Lisa Garlock, ATR-BC, & Susan Lee, MA(c)
“A Warrior’s Story”
DARPA SBIR Phase I sub award (Prime: Kinection)
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
“Healing Pathways: Art Therapy for American Indian Cancer Survivors”
American Cancer Society (Young Investigator’s Award)
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
“Healing Pathways: Art Therapy and American Indian Medicine”
Columbian College Facilitation Funds (George Washington University)
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
“Coharie Heritage Empowerment Project”
National Endowment for the Arts
20%                                  6/2010 to 6/2011                                    $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
“Healing Pathways: Art Therapy for American Indian Cancer Survivors”
Spirit of EAGLES, Mayo Cancer Clinic
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
Investigative team: Emily Basto, MS; Sadie Barbor (NC Commission of Indian Affairs)
“Perceptions of Substance Use and Abuse in South Eastern American Indian Youth”
EVMS Department of Psychiatry Scholarship
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)
“Healing Pathways: Art for Survivors”
Society for the Arts in Healthcare and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation
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.

PI: Nat Kees, PhD, LPC (Colorado State University
Co-investigator: Elizabeth Warson, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC (dissertation study)
“Art-Based Narrative Inquiry with American Indian Breast Cancer Survivors”Barbara Rosenblum Scholarship for the Study of Women and Breast Cancer
100%                                1/2007 to 12/2008                                 $2,500
Purpose: To explore, through narrative inquiry, the perceptions of cancer diagnosis and treatment from the perspective of breast cancer survivors and caregivers.

 Ongoing Pilot Research (GWU IRB-Approved)

PI: Elizabeth Warson PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC (2004-2013) Loring Ingraham, PhD (2013-)
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 (2012-2103), Tally Tripp, LICSW, ATR-BC (2013-)
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.

 

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