• September 11, 2017
  • 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Desai | Matta Gallery
    California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 09/11/2017 7:00 pm 09/11/2017 9:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Using Creativity in Working with Survivors of Complex Trauma with Dr. Taiwo Afuape CIIS School of Professional Psychology and Health presents Using Creativity in Working with Survivors of Complex Trauma with Dr. Taiwo Afuape Monday, September 11th, 2017 in the Desai | Matta Gallery. Desai | Matta Gallery
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Trauma often disrupts our sense of connection and expression. In this presentation we'll explore a ‘radical’ approach to trauma, using the power of creativity and resistance as responses to adversity and harm, setting free expression, communication and community.

Join us for this free event for all students and faculty. Seating for the general public is also available for a small fee. For more information, please contact Brittaney Barba at bbarba@ciis.edu

Dr. Taiwo Afuape Bio

For Dr. Taiwo Afuape, being an African, working class woman is central to her work as a Clinical Psychologist and Educator based in London, UK. She is Lead Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation in South Camden Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and for Central and North West London, UK, NHS Foundation trust in a Psychology/ Psychotherapy Adult Mental Health Department.

Her work in the UK has included establishing community psychology services for transitional populations including women escaping domestic violence, homeless people, people misusing substances, traveling communities of Roma and Irish heritage and refugee people. She worked for seven years in a Human Rights charity for survivors of torture. She is author of the book Power, Resistance and Liberation in Therapy with Survivors of Trauma, Routledge, which is extensively used within many of the MA Counseling Psychology Programs at CIIS. She is co-editor of two books that include an exploration of arts and creativity into community mental health in the UK.

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