First international conference in Canada about trauma and the arts to be held in Montreal

    MONTREAL, Sept. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - International researchers, creative art
therapists, mental health practitioners, artists and students will gather in
Montreal from September 18 to 20, 2008 for Canada's first-ever conference
about trauma and the arts entitled Art as Witness: Art, Art Therapy and Trauma
    The impact of trauma has become a major global public health issue.
Incidences of genocide, war, terrorism, abuse and loss generate both
collective and individual trauma experiences worldwide. Conference
participants will hear how the creative art therapies are being used
increasingly in trauma intervention, including drama therapy in Lebanon,
children's art in Darfur, art therapy and oratory in Canadian Aboriginal
healing, and the role of art for Holocaust survivors and those who have
experienced war conflict.

                         Trauma and Arts Conference
                            September 18-20, 2008
                               Le Nouvel Hôtel
                        1740 René-Lévesque Blvd. West

    Full details on the conference program and speakers' presentations and
biographies, visit:

For further information:

For further information: Tanya Churchmuch, Senior Media Relations
Advisor, Concordia University, (514) 848-2424 ext. 2518, Cell: (514) 518-3336,

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