Anastasia Pollock-Doulis, LCMHC is an approved EMDRIA Consultant and Trauma Recovery/HAP Facilitator for clinicians who are pursuing EMDR training or certification. She has extensive training in EMDR, specifically in treating complex trauma, Dissociative Identity Disorder, sexual abuse and women’s issues.
Tracy Malone is the founder of NarcissistAbuseSupport.com a global resource to victims from more than 145 countries. In addition, she is the hosts two local support groups in Colorado and she created a support Facebook group with more than 5,000 members; and she is a popular YouTuber on the subject. Her channel has now reached more than 550,000 survivors; her work can also be found on her podcast on iTunes. Tracy loves making memes, her Pinterest ‘Narcissist abuse’ boards have seen more than two million monthly visitors.
Tracy is a surTHRIVER of a lifetime of the crazy making behaviors from a narcissistic parent, sisters, aunt, ex-husband and boyfriend, she is passionate to share her empowering story of how she learned her own accountability and turned her life around to help others do the same.
Today, passionate about raising awareness on the subject, she is taught, coached and interviewed 1000’s of victims to help bring the voices of all to her work.
Tracy’s inspirational presentations leave your audience with a deeper understanding of narcissistic behaviors and how they can support survivors to thrive after experiencing such difficult and troubled relationships.
Website – https://narcissistabusesupport.com/
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/TracyAMalone
Join host Andrea Schneider for a global discussions of psychopathy awareness and the intersection of the #MeToo movement with Claudia Moscovici and Titti Damato.
Claudia Moscovici, founder of Psychopathy Awareness Blog (psychopathyawareness.wordpress.com) joins Andrea Schneider, LCSW today to discuss the prevalence of psychopathy and the covert nature of this form of psychological abuse. She shares with listeners her expertise on how the public can be informed and protected from psychopathic (and narcissistic) abuse.
Moscovici was born in Bucharest, Romania. At the age of 12, she immigrated with her family to the United States where she has gone on to obtain a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University. Moscovici taught philosophy, literature and arts and ideas at Boston University and at the University of Michigan. Born in Bucharest, Romania, she writes from her experience of life in a totalitarian regime, which marked her deeply.
In 2002, she co-founded with Mexican sculptor Leonardo Pereznieto the international aesthetic movement called “Postromanticism”, devoted to celebrating beauty, passion and sensuality in contemporary art. She wrote a book on Romanticism and its postromantic survival called Romanticism and Postromanticism, (Lexington Books, 2007) and taught philosophy, literature and arts and ideas at Boston University and at the University of Michigan. Most recently, she published a nonfiction book on psychopathic seduction, called Dangerous Liaisons (Hamilton Books, 2011) and a psychological thriller called The Seducer (forthcoming in March, 2012), which tells the story of a woman lured by a dangerous psychopathic predator.
Titti Damato is an Italian journalist who has recently acquired a degree in psychology. Having herself been a victim of a pathological person, she was interested in finding out more about that individual’s behavior and found Claudia’s blog. She not only read this blog, but also translated it and created the Italian blog, https://relazionipericoloseblog.com/il-blog-italiano-di-claudia-moscovici/. The Italian blog includes information and articles from Claudia’s blog and books (the nonfiction Dangerous Liaisons and the novel The Seducer) as well as numerous other helpful articles provided by Titti herself and other contributors. She contacted Claudia to let her know about this Italian blog and they communicated by Facebook and became collaborators and friends. Together they decided to try to publish Claudia’s book on psychopathy, Dangerous Liaisons, in Italian (Relazioni Pericolose) because there seemed to be little awareness about such dangerous individuals in Italy. Titti was instrumental not only in finding a publisher (Edizioni Sonda), but also in translating the book and launching it at the Feltrinelli Bookstore in Rome and at the Italian Parliament (Camera dei Deputati). Right now, they are working together on doing the same for Claudia’s novel on psychopathy, The Seducer. Claudia considers her not only a great translator and what the Italians call “curatore” (media promoter, event launcher and translator all rolled up in one role), but also a great friend, educator on the subject of personality disorders and victims’ advocate. She has collaborated with public figures and made big strides in Italy in informing the public about personality disorders and dangerous individuals.
The Savvy Shrink hosted by Andrea Schneider MSW, LCSW, interviews leading experts in the field of trauma, narcissistic abuse and maternal mental health.
The Savvy Shrink joins Mental Health News Radio Network as one of its thirty six podcasts dedicated to mental and behavioural health and well-being.
Join host Andrea Schneider with her guest, Berenice Badillo, discussing community art therapy.
How is art transformative in the communities in which you work?
Why is a disiplinary approach to art therapy necessary?
How can you utilize art in trauma informed practice?
How do we assist in supporting art therapists to contribute to a social justice agenda?
How can art be used in political discussions regarding subjects such as immigration?
Berenice Badillo, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC. PhD Candidate is a bilingual dynamic and creative therapist and artist with over sixteen years of experience in working with at risk youth. She has created art therapy programming and has experience in grant writing and community organizing. She is a pioneer and hopes to continue her path in creating new programming with youth and disenfranchised communities.
Specialties: Art Therapy, Complex Trauma, EMDR (eye movement desentsitization reprocessing) 1 and EMDR 2, (TFT) Thought field therapy, Bereavement,Specialty mental health, Adolescents and Individuals, Dual Diagnosis, Anxiety and Anger Management.
Bio: Art saved my life, it was the only thing that redirected my rage, changed my life trajectory and gave me a voice. Art was my escape, the one thing that I excelled in and the only place where I could express myself freely. Art calmed me amid the chaos and would propel me into a path that seemed insurmountable to achieve. I grew up straddling two worlds as a first generation immigrant, balancing the intertwined cultural and subcultural identities that were my daily reality. At an early age I found myself in negotiation of identity, power and self-worth. Identifying as a Chicana/Xican@ helped me reclaim my identity and gave me a purpose. Art became my platform; a vehicle of change where we could disseminate the stories and struggles of the community on a grand scale. Intuitively, I utilized art as a tool for diffusion and de-escalation, to unite and to empower. I refined the skill of organizing and taught people that they too had something to contribute to their community through art. It is through these experiences that I began to see art and its potential to transform society. I utilize the experience of being a community artist, board certified art therapist and activist in my current work serving low-income adults with severe and co-occurring mental health issues. I provide an alternative forum to safely express and process trauma.
I collaborate with my clients to develop client led art shows, three-dimensional sculptures and installations immediately changing their environment to reflect their stories, struggles and successes. This core group of clients in turn, teaches other participants in the community to participate in the art process.
Art can provide a collective platform to explore inequalities, create dialogue and validate other cultural perspectives not belonging to the dominant society. In this current climate of colorblindness or passive racism, art has the ability to create ripples of change by bringing awareness to social issues; challenging the status quo, creating cultural development and reinforcing a positive identity for marginalized people of color and their communities.
As an over-educated Chicana, I realize that my own life has changed drastically as education has allowed me to enjoy a different socioeconomic status, provide resources and distinct opportunities. In acknowledging my privilege, I am cognizant that holding true to my roots assists in the telling of my own story in my own voice and provides a platform for the shared voices of my community. This amplification of the stories and struggles of others enriches and breaks through the confining walls of the ivory tower of academia. I take refuge in knowing that although I no longer take off my earrings and fight you in the street, I can still throw down using the pen as my sword and my paintbrush as my beacon.