Photovoice, originally developed as a research tool, can be used to assist clients in identifying and labelling/naming their trauma through an artistic lens that can allow them to move through their trauma. This session ties it to its use as a culturally appropriate tool in exploring trauma with Indigenous persons, and provides examples of how this has been done with other Indigenous or cultural groups in various locations.
Speaker: Craig Bernard Besaw
Craig, who is of Mi'Kmaw and European descent, was born and raised in Newfoundland and completed his BSW at Memorial University. After working in the field of child welfare, Craig returned to Memorial University where he completed his MSW in August 2018 and will receive the degree in May 2019. He currently works as a clinical therapist in Nova Scotia where he has resided for the past 7 years. His areas of interest include the areas of work with 2LGBTQ+, Indigenous, and Refugee/Immigrant populations.