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Can Clowns Heal? The Uses of Medical Clowning
A lecture by Dr. Atay Citron
Monday, October 6, 7 PM
The Forum Room, Ronald Tutor Campus Center 450
Medical clowns bring the magic of clowning to hospitals and medical centers, engaging the healing powers of laughter and humor. The materials on this guide will help you learn about speaker Dr. Atay Citron, explore the traditions of theater, clowning, and medical clowning, and discover research demonstrating the power of medical clowns.
Watch Dr. Citron's presentation "Professional academic training for medical clowns, the program at the University of Haifa's Theatre Department," from October 2011.
This brief video shows medical clowns at work and discusses the origins and work of the Dream Doctors Project, an Israeli-based medical clowning non-profit.
These e-books are available to USC students, staff, and faculty.
These books are available to USC students, faculty, and staff.
Doheny, GV1828 .P43 2009
Doheny, PN1584 .P457 2014
James Martin Harding.
Doheny, PN2041.A57 R57 2011
These articles are available to USC students, staff, and faculty.
There are medical clowning organizations all around the world. The links below are to some of the groups with established web presences.