​Arts-Based Storytelling: Engaging Clients in Meaningful Recovery

Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion about film arts and healing! 

Two recent graduates of the Occupational Therapy Master’s program at the University of Toronto offer an interactive presentation about their recently completed joint placement at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Sheena’s Place, a community-based support centre for eating disorders. As part of this placement, Sezgi and Natalie designed, facilitated, and evaluated a variety of film-based therapeutic groups for the clientele at Sheena’s Place. They will share insight into the process of initiating a collaborative project between arts and health organizations; the role of occupational therapy within health/arts; the therapeutic value of diverse forms of storytelling; and examples of exercises and projects completed.

All are welcome, though this session will be of particular interest to those with an interest in occupational therapy; mental health in pop culture; narrative medicine; and community arts.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 14th, 7pm

WHERE: Mount Sinai Hospital, 9th floor, Room 939