Writing About Trauma to Heal Ourselves and Others

Breakout Session


Memoir means memories, and many times the memories that we write about involve the telling of a personal trauma. Bringing up trauma, however, can be intense for the writer and unsettling for the reader. Karen Carnabucci, LCSW,TEP, a psychotherapist who has specialized in trauma-informed treatment and teaching for 30 years, will explore cognitively and experientially about what it means to write about trauma, how we can tell our story while keeping safe and emotionally balanced, and how to infuse our memoir story with healing and hope.

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  • Karen Carnabucci

    Karen is a psychotherapist, psychodramatist and teacher. A former journalist, she is an author (three books and counting!) and mentored many creatives through the years. Along with her psychotherapy practice, she is the founder of the Lancaster School of Psychodrama and Experiential Psychotherapies in Lancaster, Pa. Most recently, she coached...