Dr Nola Veazie, Dr Cheryl Burleigh and Dr Elizabeth Johnston publish in Counselor Magazine

Dr Nola Veazie, Dr Cheryl Burleigh and Dr Elizabeth Johnston publish in Counselor Magazine

November 7, 2018

Dr Nola Veazy, Dr Cheryl Burleigh and Dr Elizabeth Johnston learned their article "Using Story-Telling, Film, and Role Play as a Learning Strategy with Incarcerated Women" was accepted for publication in Counselor magazine’s December 2018 issue.  Counsleor Magazine is primarily published for counselors and therapists working in many fields. The research findings were recently presented at the AECT International Convention held in Kansas City, MO October 23-27. The presentation received critical acclaim by attendees, who filled the room to near capacity levels.. Attendee comments described the research as impactful, found the therapy strategies fascinating and powerful, and gained a deeper understanding of a marginalized population.  The article abstract appears below.

Abstract: Women represent a fast-growing segment of the criminal justice system, but counselors lack gender-responsive interventions and strategies to deal with substance abuse that often accompanies criminal behaviors. Storytelling has been used to reframe addictive and destructive behavior; however, less is known about using film and how the medium is presented to support women in prison. This qualitative narrative inquiry provides exploratory, narrative insights as to how using film, storytelling, and role play can be used as a behavioral strategy to support incarcerated women.

 

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