As someone who has dedicated my life’s work and study to the Arts and Humanities, I know that in the US especially, I am fighting an uphill battle. But why is that the case, when the Arts and Humanities have… Read moreTheoretical Foundations of Drama Therapy: Thinking Outside the Binary
There is a common rhetoric which circulates that mental illness is caused by faulty brain chemicals. This narrative serves the function of attempting to reduce cultural stigma associated with mental health issues. If someone’s brain is “broken,” a mental health… Read moreYour brain isn’t broken: mental health in capitalism
An important aspect of being a creative arts (or expressive arts) therapist is being an advocate and a translator. It is not unlike being an ambassador from a foreign country. Each of the creative arts therapies represents a unique theoretical… Read moreHow have you managed not to know?: White Supremacy and Psychotherapy
One of the struggles of being a creative arts therapist is helping others understand what that means. To aid in that process, I have created a Venn diagram to show how multiple different fields and approaches have developed in an… Read moreWhat is the scope of practice of creative arts therapies?
When I’m on Zoom calls recently, everyone is exhausted. The days are getting shorter, which makes it harder to stay positive, or make time to ever go outside. (Vitamin D supplements are your friend!) Remember that we’re nine months into… Read moreYou Know When Something Isn’t Right
We are currently experiencing a global pandemic, which is a form of collective trauma. Most people are used to associating the word trauma with things like the horrors of war combat, or possibly sexual assault or domestic violence. While there… Read moreIntroduction to the Nervous System: Fight/Flight/Freeze