McLean Hospital, the top-ranked psychiatric hospital in the country, has integrated EDI into a large and growing set of therapeutic programs at multiple levels of care. These include residential and outpatient programs for psychotic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, geriatric psychiatry, eating disorders, and bipolar disorders. McLean is initiating clinical research to scientifically quantify outcomes for the use of EDI.
Gosnold on Cape Cod, one of the country’s leading providers of addiction and mental health services, has led the nation in the use of EDI for addiction treatment. Gosnold is integrating EDI broadly into therapeutic programs across multiple levels of care as part of its ongoing strategy to develop innovative approaches for improving treatment outcomes.
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Massachusetts (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The EDI Institute and NAMI Massachusetts have entered a strategic partnership to integrate EDI into NAMI community-based programs providing free education, skills training, and support.
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Aspire is a leading program helping children, teens, and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder make social connections and develop independence. Aspire has successfully integrated EDI into its summer camp programs for kids, and is currently implementing EDI across its year-round programming, enabling a new form of expression in support of proven therapeutic interventions.
The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) is a new state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital run by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. In affiliation with UMass Medical School, WRCH is integrating EDI into its renowned pediatric psychiatric programs with plans to conduct clinical research on the effectiveness of EDI.
The Veterans Administration is innovating ways to help veterans heal at the Creative Expressions studio on its Boston’s Brockton campus. The VA is integrating EDI into its therapeutic programs to provide a unique and accessible way for Veterans to express their complex feelings, thoughts, and experiences.
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the leading cancer centers in the country, was the first healthcare institution to adopt EDI — initially as part of The Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies. Dana-Farber is now expanding its use of EDI across multiple patient and staff programs, with the long-term goal of integrating expressive imagery into the fabric of patient and staff experiences across the institute.
The Pediatric Psychiatry Program at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) offers a safe haven for children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, psychiatric disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, and other behavioral problems. NSMC is integrating EDI into its evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Jeff's Place is a highly esteemed organization facilitating healthy integration of loss for children, teens, and their families by helping them feel connected with each other and less alone in their grief journey. Jeff’s Place is integrating EDI into its free clinical support services, offering a powerful new technique to promote self-expression and resiliency.
Wediko Children’s Services is a leading provider of comprehensive services to students who have faced repeated obstacles in their lives due to a broad spectrum of social, emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges; such as depression and bipolar disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, anxiety, loss, and trauma. Wediko is partnering with the EDI Institute to integrate EDI into its mental health services, with the goal of performing research to measuring clinical outcomes across a continuum of school-based and community programs.
My Life My Choice, an innovative organization focused on preventing the commercial sexual exploitation of adolescents through survivor-led programs, is integrating EDI into its group and individual therapeutic programs. My Life My Choice educates and empowers youth to find their voice and create a positive life path while working to eliminate the violence and victimization of sexual exploitation.
Manitou Experience, a summer camp for boys who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling, has integrated EDI into its therapeutic programs. At Manitou, trained counselors help campers navigate their grief in a safe environment through friendship, teamwork, and athletics.
Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, utilized EDI as part of its art@rosiesplace program, providing a nurturing, creative environment for guests to express their individuality through art. Rosie’s Place guests use iPads to create and share expressive images, and leave the program with framed prints of their images that they treasure greatly.