1- hour webinar (2020) for the Canadian Association of Social Workers “Arts-Based Mindfulness for Personal and Professional Use”

1-hour webinar (2020) for the Canadian Association of Social Workers “Arts-Based Mindfulness Methods II”

1-hour webinar (2020) for YouthREX – A Creative Approach to using Mindfulness with Youth (with Tricia Goeldner & Amanda Hardy)

Conference Presentations:


Coholic, D. “A Holistic & Creative Approach to Mindfulness” Invited Keynote Address for How the Spirit Moves Us Conference, hosted by The Society for Spirituality and Social Work, and Morgan State University, June 10.


Coholic, D. & Shaw, K. “Exploring the Benefits of an Arts-Based Mindfulness Program: Fostering Resilience in Marginalized Youth” for the OASW Fall Seminar Series, October 22.


Grynspan, P. & Coholic, D. “Finding Yourself Through Art. Education Students’ Experiences of an Arts-Based Mindfulness Group Program” Poster Presentation for the OASW Provincial Conference, Mental Health Across the Life-Span, Toronto, November 2-3.


Coholic, D. & Oystrick, V. “Arts-Based Mindfulness Methods: Creative Strengths-Based Interventions to Engage Youth & Build Capacities” for the YouthREX 2018 Provincial Knowledge to Action Exchange: The Youth, The Work, The System – Data + Stories for Action! Toronto, York University, October 24-26.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.