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Use Art Intervention to Heal from Trauma

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

In this series, viewers experience how therapists handle critical turning points during dramatized therapy sessions then watch multiple therapists review these sessions in case conferences. The clients and caregivers are actors playing fictional characters, but the therapists are real. The topics covered in this series are layered and complex with no “right answers.” These videos are a starting point to open up discussions on how to help families safely heal from emotional and interpersonal challenges that occur in the aftermath of complex trauma.


This webinar features 19-year-old Liz and Dr. Theresa Grame in a teletherapy session. Through the course of this session viewers learn of recent events in which Liz disclosed her father’s sexual abuse to her mother, leading her mother to confront her father, and her father to flee the county to avoid prosecution. At the time, Dr. Grame encouraged Liz to create three artworks representing her past, present, and future, which has helped her recovery. However, more recently, Liz overheard her grandmother siding with her father, refusing to support Liz’s disclosure. Liz now feels betrayed by her grandmother. In this session, Dr. Grame helps Liz use her drawings to explore these feelings and move forward.

Series Presenters:

  • Rocio Chang, PsyD, University of Connecticut Center for the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders;
  • Julian Ford, PhD, University of Connecticut Center for the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders;
  • Teresa Grame, PhD, LCSW, ATR-BC, RPT-S, Trauma Therapist at the Chadwick Center-San Diego;
  • Michael Gomez, PhD, Clinical Child Psychologist, Nationally Certified TF-CBT Trainer, Nationally Certified CE-CERT Trainer, National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Trauma and IDD Former Co-Chair


July 11
9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
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Online Event