In 1909, French anthropologist Arnold van Gennep coined the term “rites of passage.” He was observing that many traditional cultures have celebrations / ceremonies to mark a life transition from one identity to another.
My colleague Barbara Baumgartner and I just published an article, reflecting on our time co-facilitating a weekly group with folks in the process of coming out of homelessness.
Hi all, Happy to announce that I’ve managed to publish by first-ever peer-reviewed journal article, with my colleague Barbara Baumgartner: STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS: NARRATIVE PRACTICES IN SUPPORT OF FRONTLINE COMMUNITY WORK WITH HOMELESSNESS, MENTAL HEALTH, AND SUBSTANCE USE We wrote this with the intention of offering a free downloadable article that might […]
Brian Dean Williams (MA, CCC) and Scott Lawrance (EdD, RCC) Preconference session at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s Annual Conference Thursday May 24, 1:30 – 4:30pm Westin Hotel – Calgary, Alberta http://www.ccpa-accp.ca/conference2012 Mindfulness-based practices have a proven efficacy for depression, substance use treatment, stress reduction, pain management, and for therapist “self-care”. However, mindfulness is […]