In this week’s Graphic Medicine podcast, the first in a series, we’ll hear two lightning presentations from the 2015 Comics & Medicine conference in Riverside, California. Both presentations discuss how making art and comics helps create meaning and understanding, and can, in some cases, change behavior. First we’ll hear from Roderick Castle, an art therapist in Rochester, New York, who works with veterans. After Roderick’s presentation, I’ll chat with him about his work, and update our listeners on projects he mentions in his presentation. He’ll also discuss some of the reading he’s doing to enhance the care he is able to provide to his clients. Our second presenter is Amerisa Waters, an artist and scholar pursuing her PhD in Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch. As with Roderick, first we’ll hear Amerisa’s presentation from Riverside, and then you will hear me catch up with how her work is progressing, and what she’s reading, today. Support for this podcast comes from Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Humanities, the nation’s oldest Humanities Department within a medical school, pioneers of innovations in medical education since 1967.
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