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Künstlerische Therapien und Therapiewissenschaft

Lily Martin

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Forschungsinstitut für Künstlerische Therapien / RIArT – Research Institut for creative Arts Therapies, Fachbereich Künstlerische Therapien und Therapiewissenschaft

Lily Martin works on the interrelation of psychiatric illnesses and body movement as well as on the empirical and experimental underpinning of theories of embodiment and disembodiment (see PhD project „Schizophrenia and the Moving Body“).

At Alanus University her research interests include the effects of arts interventions on health-related outcomes and specific concepts, such as aesthetic distancing, goal-directed group processes, and the effects of flow. She is furthermore interested in the development of artistic/arts-based research methods as well as the usage of arts-based methods for the reduction of stigma (see project „The Pop-Up Institute“).


Schizophrenia and the Moving Body

Phd Project at Heidelberg University, Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Fuchs, Prof. Dr. Joachim Funke (Heidelberg University), Prof. Dr. Niko Troje (York University)

The overall goals of the project are (1) to find empirical evidence/correlates for the theoretical concept of disembodiment, (2) to propose quantitative socio-motor markers of schizophrenic disembodiment and (3) with this to establish tools, which could help to objectively diagnose a motor dimension in schizophrenia, to discriminate the illness from other psychiatric disorders, and ideally to predict it before its onset. Achievement of these goals will eventually support a comprehensive treatment of symptoms.

See https://www.researchgate.net/project/Schizophrenia-and-the-Moving-Body-Motor-Markers-of-Disembodiment for further details.

The Pop-Up Institute

Research Project at Alanus University, Cooperation: Kerstin Schoch, HKS Ottersberg

The Pop-up Institute, a location-independent and project-based institute,

aims at reducing stigma and promoting empathy towards mental illness by communicating experiences of people affected via artistic media and methods of Creative Arts Therapies. Collaborating with artists, creative arts therapists and people affected by mental illnesses, it systematically collects non-verbal and pre-reflective expe­riences within artistic media (movement or dance, visual art, music) and offers them to an audience in innovative forms of pre­sentations (e.g. exhibi­tion, performance). This creates a (kin)aesthetic experience and provides a sensual, pre-reflective access to phenomena, which elude verbal descrip­tion and comprehension. Creating tangible experiences (how does it sound, smell, feel like to be mentally ill?) can increase empathy and significantly reduce stigma towards the mentally ill (kinaesthetic empathy, resonance).

See https://www.alanus.edu/de/aktuelles/aus-der-hochschule/detail/mit-kuenstlerischen-therapien-gegen-stigmatisierung for further information.

Koch, S. C., Riege, R. F. F., Tisborn, K., & Biondo, J., Martin, L., Beelmann, A. (2019). Effects of dance movement therapy and dance on health-related psychological outcomes. A meta-analysis update. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1806.

Martin, L., Oepen, R., Bauer, K., Nottensteiner, A., Mergheim, K., Gruber, H., & Koch, S. C. (2018). Creative Arts Interventions for Stress Management and Prevention: A Systematic Review. Behavioral Sciences, 8(2), 28.

Koch, S. C., Martin, L., Tschacher, W., Fuchs, T., Hrsg. (2017). Embodied Aaesthetics and Interpersonal Resonance, Special Issue in Behavioral Sciences (Open Access): https://www.mdpi.com/journal/behavsci/special_issues/interpersonal_resonance.

Koch, S., Martin, L. (2017). Verkörperte Ästhetik: Ein identitätsstiftender Wirkfaktor der Künstlerischen Therapien [Embodied Aaesthetics. An identifying change mechanisms in Creative Arts Therapies]. In Gruber, H, Sinapius, P., Tüpker, R. (Hrsg.): Wissenschaftliche Grundlagen der Künstlerischen Therapien, Band 6: Spezifisches und Unspezifisches in den Künstlerischen Therapien, 81-106.

Martin, L., Pohlmann, V., Koch, S. C., & Fuchs, T. (2016). Back into Life: Effects of Embodied Therapies on Patients with Schizophrenia. European Psychotherapy, 13.

Koch, S.C, Gruber, H., Kortum R., Reichelt, S., Martin, L., Warth, M., Radbruch, L. (2016). Künstlerische Therapien in der Palliativversorgung – Ein Review. [Creative Arts Therapies in Palliative Care - A Review]. Hospizzeitschrift, 2016/1.

Martin, L., Koch, S., Hirjak, D., & Fuchs, T. (2016). Overcoming Disembodiment: The Effect of Movement Therapy on Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia - A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in Psychology.

Ramge, A., Martin, L., & Gaebel, W. (2014). Fairmedia - Berichterstattung über Menschen mit psychischen Erkrankungen: Eine Hilfestellung für Journalistinnen und Journalisten sowie Redakteurinnen und Redakteure [Writing about People with Mental Illnesses - A guide for Journalists]. (Vol. 1). Berlin: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Nervenheilkunde (DGPPN).

Steinhäuser, T., Martin, L., von Lersner, U., & Auckenthaler, A. (2014). Konzeptionen von „transkultureller Kompetenz “und ihre Relevanz für die psychiatrisch-psychotherapeutische Versorgung. Ergebnisse eines disziplinübergreifenden Literaturreviews. [Conceptions of “Transcultural Competence” and their Relevance for the Psychiatric-Psychotherapeutic Care. Results of an Interdisciplinary Literature Review]. PPmP-Psychotherapie· Psychosomatik· Medizinische Psychologie, 64, 345-353.

All articles are available on Researchgate.net.

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