Schools aren't the only place where trauma is studied, unpacked, and used as a new lens through which to view human psychology and behavior. DeCruit is a nonprofit whose mission is to help veterans work through their trauma with the help of Shakespeare. Matt's conversation with Dawn Stern illustrates just how much of what happens in schools to help students with trauma can work throughout their lifetime.
Psychotherapeutic Processes in Recovery from Military and Pre-military trauma in veterans: The Effects of Theatre as a Mental Health Treatment
In the Service of Science: Veteran-Led Research in the Investigation of a Theatre-Based Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment
Intersecting Modes of Aesthetic Distance and Mimetic Induction in Therapeutic Process: Examining a Drama-based Treatment for Military-related Traumatic Stress
Theatre as a Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress in Military Veterans: Exploring the Psychotherapeutic Potential of Mimeic Induction
A Trauma-Informed Analysis of Monologues Constructed by Military Veterans in a Theater-Based Treatment Program
Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character by Jonathan Shay
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, MD