Mary Knight's personal documentary, "Am I Crazy? My journey to determine if my memories are true," is not only one survivor's quest to come to terms with one's own memories of extreme childhood abuse, but it also addresses the dynamics at play within the recovered memory controversy and embraces conversation with other survivors. The documentary film includes interviews with bestselling author/neuroscientist Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk, controversial authors Dr. Elizabeth Loftus and Eleanor Goldstein, and survivors: Marilyn Van Derbur, former Miss America, and Lynn Crook.
1) Attendees will be able to list the perspectives of at least two different experts in the field of recovered memories and differentiate between the experts and non-experts who are all well known in the field of trauma
2) Attendees will be able to identify at least two of the dynamics at play in the recovered memory controversy.
3) Attendees will be able to list at least three distinctly different types of cultures related to childhood abuse.
Mary Knight is a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker and now filmmaker. As an adult survivor of child pornography, Mary remembered the details of her abuse when she was 37 years old. She has written and directed other films, but in 2014 she decided to produce a documentary to evaluate her memories of abuse by traveling around the US to interview well-known people in the field of trauma and abuse to represent varying sides of the controversy with recovered memory.
Cynthia Wilson, Ph.D. candidate, MA, ATR-BC, has been practicing art therapy since she graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) in 2005 with her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and a certificate in Art Therapy. Her clinical dissertation research and individual practicum topics included attunement, communication, trauma and dissociative spectrum disorders. In private practice, she works with children, adults, groups and families with issues of trauma, dementia, dissociation, behavioral and learning divers-abilities, end of life, anxiety, depression, and rehabilitation and sub-acute placements. Cynthia has a passion and understanding for the need to have people's voices and stories be heard.
Questions about workshop content? Please contact Cynthia.
Registration opens at 12:30pm.
Program begins promptly at 1:00pm.
Limit 35 seats.
$25 for members
$50 for non-members
$10 for 3 CEs
Checks and credit cards accepted.
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