Event Title

Storytelling and Advocacy for Physicians

Location

Thomas Jefferson University - Bluemle

Start Date

6-21-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

6-21-2018 2:00 PM

Description

An interactive workshop dedicated to increasing healthcare providers awareness of how storytelling can serve as a strategy to cope with provider stress. The workshop will engage healthcare providers in a storytelling exercise about gun violence, motivating participants to advocate for relevant policy. This workshop will be led by Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, and members of the Jefferson Eakins Workshop team, Drs. Stanton Miller, Stephen DiDonato, Rachel Brandoff, and Astra Czerny.

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Dr. Valerie Arkoosh was unanimously elected as Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners on November 17, 2016 succeeding former Commission Chair Josh Shapiro. First appointed to fill a vacancy on the Commission in January 2015, Arkoosh won election to a full four-year term in November 2015 and served as Commission Vice Chair until her election as Chair. Montgomery County, located in southeastern Pennsylvania, is the third most populous county in Pennsylvania with over 823,000 residents. Dr. Arkoosh is bringing innovative reforms to county government.

Rachel Brandoff, Ph.D., ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, is an assistant professor and coordinator of the Art Therapy Specialization in Community and Trauma Counseling at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She has taught at several schools and enjoys training trauma-responsive art therapists and counselors. She is one of the founders of the Expressive Therapies Summit, a NYC-based professional training conference, and served for a decade as the Ethics Chair for the board of the New York Art Therapy Association (NYATA). Rachel has experience with a wide array of clinical populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and has specialized with individuals and families coming out of crisis situations and facing major life transition. Rachel has maintained a private practice for 12 years and provides supervision and consultation to practicing art therapists.

Dr. Stephen DiDonato holds his Ph.D. in International Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Stephen is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Pennsylvania and holds his National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential. Stephen has clinical expertise working with children, families, and communities who have been exposed to potentially traumatic events. Specifically, Stephen’s clinical focus has been on enhancing the adaption to the inherently complex traumatic environments that children and families face in underserved communities. Stephen is a co-founder of the Jefferson Eakins Writers’ Workshop - a literary workshop at Jefferson Center for Injury Research & Prevention dedicated to the stories of injury and all its victims.

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Storytelling and Advocacy for Physicians

Thomas Jefferson University - Bluemle

An interactive workshop dedicated to increasing healthcare providers awareness of how storytelling can serve as a strategy to cope with provider stress. The workshop will engage healthcare providers in a storytelling exercise about gun violence, motivating participants to advocate for relevant policy. This workshop will be led by Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, and members of the Jefferson Eakins Workshop team, Drs. Stanton Miller, Stephen DiDonato, Rachel Brandoff, and Astra Czerny.

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Dr. Valerie Arkoosh was unanimously elected as Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners on November 17, 2016 succeeding former Commission Chair Josh Shapiro. First appointed to fill a vacancy on the Commission in January 2015, Arkoosh won election to a full four-year term in November 2015 and served as Commission Vice Chair until her election as Chair. Montgomery County, located in southeastern Pennsylvania, is the third most populous county in Pennsylvania with over 823,000 residents. Dr. Arkoosh is bringing innovative reforms to county government.

Rachel Brandoff, Ph.D., ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, is an assistant professor and coordinator of the Art Therapy Specialization in Community and Trauma Counseling at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She has taught at several schools and enjoys training trauma-responsive art therapists and counselors. She is one of the founders of the Expressive Therapies Summit, a NYC-based professional training conference, and served for a decade as the Ethics Chair for the board of the New York Art Therapy Association (NYATA). Rachel has experience with a wide array of clinical populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and has specialized with individuals and families coming out of crisis situations and facing major life transition. Rachel has maintained a private practice for 12 years and provides supervision and consultation to practicing art therapists.

Dr. Stephen DiDonato holds his Ph.D. in International Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Stephen is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Pennsylvania and holds his National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential. Stephen has clinical expertise working with children, families, and communities who have been exposed to potentially traumatic events. Specifically, Stephen’s clinical focus has been on enhancing the adaption to the inherently complex traumatic environments that children and families face in underserved communities. Stephen is a co-founder of the Jefferson Eakins Writers’ Workshop - a literary workshop at Jefferson Center for Injury Research & Prevention dedicated to the stories of injury and all its victims.