The New England Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Laura Prager, MD, President NECCAP

 Sharon Weinstein, MD, Medical Director NECCAP

 Art Museum Educators:  Corinne Zimmerman and Ruth Slavin



December 3, 2022

9AM – Noon (online interactive workshop)

Due to limits on attendance, we are only offering this workshop to NECCAP members - Scroll to bottom of page to register.  Thank you

 Created for and with The New England Council of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, this highly interactive three-hour workshop will engage participants in a series of activities based in art museum education strategies to foster reflective practice and connection with self and others within the health professions. Through the close observation and interpretation of rich and complex works of art and creative play we will explore themes such as perspective taking, surfacing assumptions and biases, coping with uncertainty. Throughout the workshop, we will support reflective discussions about purpose and meaning in our work.  By inviting you to slow down from the hectic pace and multiple competing demands you face every day, this workshop is designed to help you recharge emotional energy –sometimes depleted by the demands of practice. 

This workshop has been designed in collaboration with the NECCAP leadership to ensure that it addresses current needs. It will be led by two highly experienced art museum educators who have worked with health professionals and trainees for over 15 years each. As part of the workshop, they will briefly discuss their forthcoming book: Activating the Art Museum: Designing Experiences for the Health Professions (May 2023). No previous knowledge of or experience with art is necessary. Practitioners and trainees are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Corinne Zimmermann: An experienced Museum Educator, Corinne is co-founder/co-director of the Harvard Macy Institute’s Art Museum-based Health Professions Education Fellowship, a pioneering professional development program created to support key issues of practice within healthcare. These include critical thinking, observation and communication skills; collaboration and multidisciplinary teamwork; promoting tolerance of ambiguity; cultivating bias awareness; developing empathic capacities; and supporting resilience and human flourishing. Corinne leads workshops for healthcare organizations, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital. .In the Fall of 2023, she will be co-teaching “Training Our Eyes, Minds and Hearts,” an arts based CME course being offered through Harvard Medical School.

 Ruth Slavin: has thirty years of leadership experience in art museums, most recently as deputy director for education at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) where she initiated partnerships with faculty in medicine, nursing and social work. Since 2009, she has designed gallery experiences, workshops, and elective courses with and for physicians, residents, and medical students on topics including empathy, complexity and ambiguity in medicine, personal narratives in medical education, and mindfulness.

Registration @ $95 per person