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Graphic Books & Memes -- *DATE CHANGE* 5/27/21 Daypass -- Superhero Therapy: Graphic Medicine and Therapy **NEW DATE**
This lecture was postponed from its original date of March 25th. It has been rescheduled for May 27th. Comics and graphic memoirs are powerful venues for not only sharing, but to fight the stigma surrounding mental health issues. They are one way these stories are increasingly being told, explored, and processed as part of paths toward healing for both the creator of the comic and the consumer of the comic. Comics and graphic memoirs offer special affordances as a method, allowing the external and internal experiences to co-exist in the same narrative space. Presentation will share examples of what these processes might look like from the perspective of the individual as well as the therapist and touch on ways to use comics creation as part of personal storytelling, when the individual is ready to do so. Marna M. Clowney-Robinson, LLMSW, MLIS is a Clinical Social Worker and Librarian. As a mental health provider, she specializes in identity issues, eating disorders, and trauma. In addition, she serves as an Access and Public Services Librarian at the University of Michigan Library. At the intersection of social work and librarianship, she utilizes bibliotherapy to treat eating disorders, has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) discussing issues related to eating disorders within minority populations, and does research focused on trauma-informed approaches in academic libraries.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Series 4 - Graphic Books, Memes, and More
Date(s) : 05/27/2021
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED