Childhood abuse discussion April 15 for Art of Memory

Psychological perspective in a case of childhood abuse will be discussed on April 15

Published: April 2, 2010.

As part of the Art of Memory series, Interim Associate Dean in the Department of Arts and Ideas at Lewis University, Dr. Clare Lawlor will deliver a presentation entitled “A Psychological Perspective on the Experience and Meaning of Memory in a Case of Childhood Abuse” at 2 p.m. on April 15 in Room AS-158-A (A-133) at Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville.

This presentation will discuss a psychological and phenomenological perspective on the meaning of memory in the life of a child who has experienced life-threatening abuse. The use of artistic representation in the treatment of children with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will be discussed. Art representations of the child’s experience will provide examples of the phenomenological and psychological meanings and perspective of the therapeutic experiences of both the client and clinician.

The Art of Memory series is presented by the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest, which supports a biannual symposium. It is also a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. These events are free of charge and open to the public. For further information, please contact Dr. Ewa Bacon at (815) 836-5568.

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