Selected Conference Presentations

2017 Coholic, D., Grynspan, P., & Jago, M. “The benefits of arts-based mindfulness group work for marginalized youth: Knowledge mobilization focused on influencing helping practices and policies to be creative and strengths-based” for the CASP Conference, Art-Based Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention, hosted in partnership with the ASR Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Toronto, September 12.
2017 Grynspan, P., Coholic, D., Cheu, H., & Zygmont, K. “Exploring the Benefits for Concurrent Education Students of Participating in an Arts-Based Mindfulness Group Program – Preliminary Findings & Creative Dissemination of Results” for the CASWE-ACFTS Conference, Interrogating Social Work in “Nation” Building, Ryerson University, May 31.
2016 Coholic, D. “Arts-Based Mindfulness – Innovative, Creative, and Fun Interventions to Engage Clients and Create Change.” 90-minute presentation for the OASW Provincial Conference, Social Work for the 22nd Century: Accelerators and Innovators, November 11-12, Toronto.
2016 Coholic, D. “Arts-Based Mindfulness: Engaging Clients and Building Resilience.” Three-hour presentation/workshop for the Probation Officers Association of Ontario Annual Symposium, November 8, Sudbury.
2015 Coholic, D. Presented on ‘self-esteem’ as part of a 5-person expert panel for Research Matters event called “High School Session on the Science Behind Mental Health” held on Wednesday April 1 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre as part of the Ontario and Canada Research Chairs Symposium.
2014 Coholic, D. “Exploring how Arts-Based Mindfulness Group Work can Help Vulnerable Children Improve their Mental Health”. For Power of the Arts National Forum: Acting Now for Social Change, Michaelle Jean Foundation & Carleton University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Ottawa, Nov 7-9.
2014 Coholic, D., McAlister, H., Smith, D., & Conrad, A. “A pilot study exploring the feasibility, suitability, and benefits of an arts-based mindfulness group program for improving mood in adults seeking mental health services”. Poster presentation for 2014 OASW Social Work Provincial Conference, Resilience & Renewal: Envisioning the Future in Social Work Practice, Research and Education, Toronto, Nov 14-15.
2014 Coholic, D. “The Benefits of an Arts-Based Mindfulness Group Program for Improving Vulnerable Children’s Resilience and Self-Concept: Children’s and their Guardian’s Perceptions”. For Bridging the Hearts & Minds of Youth – Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, Education & Research Conference, UCSD Center for Mindfulness & UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, Feb 7-9.
2013 Coholic, D., & Eys, M. “Evaluating the Effectiveness of a 12-week Arts-Based Mindfulness Group Program for the Improvement of Resilience and Self-Concept in Vulnerable Populations”. For the First International Conference on Mindfulness, Sapienza, Universita Di Roma, Rome, Italy, May 8-12.
2012 Coholic, D., Cote-Meek, S., & Recollet, D. “Exploring the Acceptability and Perceived Benefits of Arts-Based Group Methods for Aboriginal Women”. For the 2012 Northern Health Research Conference, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, May 10-11.