This theoretical and experiential session will introduce participants to The Laundry of Life, a narrative collective arts practice that engages groups in rituals that facilitate collective resourcing, recovery and resilience. Rooted in the principles and practices of narrative therapy & relational-cultural neuroscience, The Laundry of Life uses a multimodal arts approach to generate new, more empowering storylines for addressing the shared challenges we face in our lives.
Shoshana Simons, PhD, RDT is an expressive arts-centered drama therapist, voice actor, Professor and Interim-Chair of California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) MA Counseling Psychology program, Expressive Arts Therapy Concentration. Dr. Simons’s extensive training and experience in the UK and USA in community-based work with children & families, counseling, education, leadership and systems change informs her passionate commitment to preparing expressive arts therapy students to transform mental health systems into humane, equitable, creative, vibrant & culturally responsive communities of practice. Shoshana has presented nationally & internationally on the “NarrARTive” expressive arts approach she has been developing at CIIS for over a decade. She also offers coaching, workshops and courses through Key of Life Academy.
Counselors, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Case Managers, other Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Anyone with an interest in the subject
This course is offered at the introductory level.
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