On Our Mind: Thoughts from Mark & Michelle Dean

Category Archives: PTSD

The 2016 Expressive Therapies Summit

by Michelle Dean 29-11-2016 | 3:56PST | Comments (0)


Mark and Michelle have been teaching in NYC! The 2016 Expressive Therapies Summit was held November 10 – 13 in New York City. This conference addressed the healing arts in art, drama, music, writing, psychodrama, dance, sand and play therapy. This rich format included daylong intensives, master classes, workshops, community events, symposiums, and papers. Mark […]

Art Therapy and Adolescents

by Michelle Dean 15-11-2016 | 6:43PST | Comments (0)


Adolescence can be a challenging time in a child’s development, but when losses, adjustment issues, or trauma affect the child, it makes it all the more difficult. Teenagers often feel self-conscious, under stress, and shut down. Sometimes teenagers in traditional talk therapies fail to feel engaged. Imagery and art tap into our earliest ways of […]

Memorial Day: Families and the Silent Sacrifice of Suicide

by Michelle Dean 30-05-2016 | 11:57PDT | Comments (0)


Some injuries sustained in war are not immediately fatal; instead, they linger and fester like a parasite consuming its host and infecting those closest to him. This Memorial Day, as we remember and give thanks for the great sacrifices our military and their families have made, I would also like to remember those who have […]