Why Should You Attend the 2020 SASH Annual Conference?

Going Virtual in 2020

All times are Central Time.

Friday, October 16th, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Friday Moderated Table Discussion
How am I supposed to explain that!: Phototherapy Cards in the Elicitation of Experience
There are some profound experiences for which words can fail. The use of PhotoTherapy cards helps unfold the reality of experience and achieve a new level of understanding and insight while both lifting the fog of ambiguity and taming chaos.
Language structures meaning, determines how we see things, is the carrier of our culture, and affects our world view. Yet, in times of trial and overwhelming challenge, words are simply not enough to convey the thoughts and feelings of experience. At these times, it is helpful to step outside the typical mode of communication. The use of photos helps us move beyond language-bound barriers. It opens a new way to view and express experience. It also gives the therapist or even the individual an opening into the experience without the preconceived notion that they already know or will find the answers. It opens possibilities not otherwise considered through words alone.
Because photos are part of our cultural fabric, their use is comfortable. It therefore allows an individual or client to more actively engage in the discovery process and move toward the construction of new meanings suited to healing and growth. As a result, they will feel better understood and more invested in their own healing process.
Learning Objective #1: Participants will be able to demonstrate an approach to moving beyond words in order to understand lived experience.
Learning Objective #2: Participants will be able to discuss how photo elicitation can be used as a tool to convey thoughts and feelings.
Learning Objective #3: Participants will be able to apply use to phototherapy cards to personal experience.
Level of audience: Intermediate
Available CE Credits: 1.5
Diane Hovey, Alliance for Healing, PA
Dr. Diane Hovey works as a therapeutic guide aiding individual and couples in overcoming life altering challenges such as ongoing health conditions, sex and pornography addiction, and other compulsions that result in grief, loss, shame, anxiety, depression, trauma, intimacy disorders and relationship problems. Whatever the given issue, she helps her clients find practical and down to earth ways to address their specific life challenge and get their lives back on track. Combing the arts with therapy, Dr. Hovey founded and directed a non-profit organization, the Family Institute for Creative Well-Being. Currently she is the president of Alliance for Healing PA where she continues to work with those who live with life altering challenges, assisting them on their transformational journeys.