Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Art Display

Last week Drs. McLeod and Natale worked to coordinate with the Girls Scouts of Western Oklahoma to bring an art show to the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. Not your typical art show, the pieces in this project were all created by young women who are currently incarcerated by the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs and are part of a therapeutic arts program to help the process how the trauma(s) of their lives have impacted them, and what they can do to alter their trajectories in as they move forward in life. Each piece of art as accompanied by a description of the artist and pieces of her story in order to provide context to her experience and the message she was wanting to convey. Students from Dr. McLeod’s Advanced Group Work also used this as an opportunity to process the clinical application of existential therapies with at risk populations.

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