Selected Peer-Reviewed Papers

Arts-Based & Mindfulness Methods

Coholic, D., Schwabe, N., & Lander, K. (2020). A scoping review of arts-based mindfulness interventions for children and youth. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal,  (Open Access)

Coholic, D., Dano, K., Sindori, S., & Eys, M. (Feb 4, 2019). Group work in mindfulness-based interventions with youth: A scoping review [Special issue]. Social Work with Groups.

Coholic, D., Schinke, R., Oghene, O., Dano, K., Jago, M., McAlister, H., & Grynspan, P. (Feb 12, 2019). Arts-based interventions for youth with mental health challenges. Journal of Social Work.

Coholic, D., Eys, M., McAlister, H., Sugeng, S., & Smith, D. (2018). A mixed method pilot study exploring the benefits of an arts-based mindfulness group intervention with adults experiencing anxiety and depression. Social Work in Mental Health, 16 (5), 556-572. DOI: 10.1080/15332985.2018.1449774

Lougheed, S., & Coholic, D. (15 Dec 2016). Arts-based mindfulness group work with youth aging out of foster care. Social Work with Groups, 1-14.

Coholic, D., Oystrick, V., Posteraro, J., & Lougheed, S. (2016). Facilitating arts-based mindfulness group activities with vulnerable children: An example of nondeliberative social group work practice. Social Work with Groups, DOI:10.1080/01609513.2015.1050751.

Coholic, D., & Eys, M. (2016). Benefits of an arts-based mindfulness group intervention for vulnerable children. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 33 (1), 1-13DOI 10.1007/s10560-015-0431-3.

Coholic, D., Eys, M., & Lougheed, S. (2012). Investigating the effectiveness of an arts-based and mindfulness-based group program for the improvement of resilience in children in need. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21 (5), 833-844. DOI 10.1007/s10826-011-9544-2

Coholic, D., Fraser, M., Robinson, B., & Lougheed, S. (2012). Promoting resilience within child protection: The suitability of arts-based and experiential group programs for children-in-care. Social Work with Groups, 35 (4), 345-361.

Coholic, D. (2011). Exploring how young people living in foster care discuss spiritually-sensitive themes in a holistic arts-based group program. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work: Social Thought, 30 (3), 193-211.

Coholic, D. (2011). Exploring the feasibility and benefits of arts-based mindfulness- based practices with young people in need: Aiming to improve aspects of self-awareness and resilience. Child and Youth Care Forum, 40 (4), 303-317.

Gause, R. & Coholic, D. (2010). Mindfulness-based practices as a holistic philosophy and method. Currents – New Scholarship in the Human Services, 9(2).

Coholic, D., Lougheed, S., & Cadell, S. (2009). Exploring the helpfulness of arts-based methods with children living in foster care. Traumatology, 15 (3), 64-71. A Sage 2010 Most Downloaded Article

Coholic, D., Lougheed, S., & LeBreton, J. (2009). The helpfulness of holistic arts-based group work with children living in foster care. Social Work with Groups, 32(1), 29-46.

Coholic, D. (2006). Mindfulness meditation practice in spiritually influenced group work. Arete, 30 (1), 90-100.

Aboriginal/Indigenous Practice & Research

Blodgett, A., Coholic, D., Schinke, R., McGannon, K., Peltier, D., & Pheasant, C. (2013). Moving beyond words: Exploring the use of an arts-based in Aboriginal community sport research. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. DOI:10.1080/2159676X.2013.796490

Coholic, D., Cote-Meek, S., & Recollet, D. (2013). Exploring the acceptability and perceived benefits of arts-based group methods for aboriginal women living in an urban community within northeastern Ontario. Canadian Social Work Review, 29 (2), 149-168.

Pearce, K. & Coholic, D. (2013). A photovoice exploration of the lived experiences of a small group of Aboriginal adolescent girls living away from their home communities. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health11 (1), 113-124.

Recollet, D., Coholic, D., & Cote-Meek, S. (2009). Holistic arts-based group methods with Aboriginal women. Critical Social Work, 10 (1),

Holistic Social Work Practice

Metheaney, J. & Coholic, D. (2009). Exploring spirituality in mental health: Psychiatrist and social worker viewpoints. Critical Social Work, 10 (1),

Todd, S. and Coholic, D. (2007). Christian fundamentalism and anti-oppressive social work pedagogy. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 27 (3-4), 5-25.

Coholic, D. & LeBreton, J. (2007). Working with dreams in a holistic arts-based group: Connections between dream interpretation and spirituality. Social Work with Groups, 30 (3), 47-64.

Coholic, D. (2006). Spirituality in social work pedagogy: A Canadian perspective.Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 26 (3-4), 197-217.

Graham, J., Coholic, D., & Coates, J. (2006). Spirituality as a guiding construct in the development of Canadian social work: Past and present considerations.Critical Social Work, 7(1).

Coholic, D. (2005). The helpfulness of spiritually influenced group work in developing self-awareness and self-esteem: A preliminary investigation. The Scientific World Journal, 5,789-802.

Coholic, D. & Blackford, K. (2003). Exploring secondary trauma in sexual assault workers in northern ontario locations – The challenges of working in the northern ontario context. Canadian Social Work, 5 (1), 43-58.

Coholic, D. (2003). Incorporating spirituality in feminist social work perspectives.Affilia – Journal of Women and Social Work, 18 (1), 49-67.