Ferentz continues this intriguing topic at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/healing-trauma-s-wounds/201509/why-clients-smile-when-talking-about-trauma-part-2
Smiling and Trauma?
When we think of someone who has been impacted by trauma, we may have a visual of them being sad or anger but smiling as they talk? Ferentz talks about why clients smile when they talk about trauma at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/healing-trauma-s-wounds/201509/why-clients-smile-when-talking-about-trauma-part-1
Art Therapy Sexual Assault Support Group
Have you been a victim of sexual assault? Are you wondering if you are the only one? Would you rather work in a group setting with other survivors than in individual therapy? The Creative Arts Space, LLC is offering an Art Therapy Sexual Assault Support Group for adult women. The Group will begin on Thursday, October… Read More
Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor comes to Richmond
Michael Broussard will be bringing his interactive show “Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor” to the Firehouse Theatre in Richmond on 9/10/15 for an 8pm performance. The show utilizes an innovative mix of storytelling, audience participation and improvisation to spark a real time conversation on the effects of sexual abuse on children and adult survivors. Broussard has… Read More
National Recovery Month 2015
Mental health issues and/or substance use disorders are the focus of this month. Carol Olson addresses awareness by identifying statistics, resources where one can get help and overall wellness at https://communityconversationsonrecovery.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/recovery-month-2015/
Art Therapy and the Adult Coloring Book craze — What’s the difference?
One can find Adult Coloring Books at major bookstores, art and craft stores and general retail stores. What, then, is the difference between art therapy and adult coloring books? The American Art Therapy Association discusses this topic at http://3blmedia.com/News/Adult-Coloring-Book-Phenomenon
Caring for the Self
It was a privileged to be asked to guest speak in Dr. Mahri Irvine’s Anthropology class at American University. The topic focused on, was vicarious trauma, art therapy, and self-care. Below is a great resource to examine the differences between ‘burnout’ ‘compassion fatigue’ and ‘vicarious trauma’ If you are in a helping profession, in journalism or… Read More