The therapeutic mechanics of DE-CRUIT and experimental evaluation of DE-CRUIT are unpacked in Psychotherapy Networker’s new interview with Stephan Wolfert, DE-CRUIT’s founder. Point of View – Theater as Therapy: Can Shakespeare Heal the Trauma of War?
A simple “we’re thinking of you” today and this week as we roll into the new year. And I’ll be sharing lots of exciting news right around New Year’s Day, not the least of which is, I will be bringing back my Monday Night classes in NYC! Details anon. In the meantime, Dawn and I send you our love!
Stephan is performing for the Shakespeare Theater Association’s annual conference, this year hosted by Prague Shakespeare: Event page for Cry Havoc! at Prague Shakespeare
Since completing four more DE-CRUIT courses, we’ve published yet another journal article on our scientific data, performed Cry Havoc! at a major mental health conference in D.C., a military academy and my home state. Plus we an unexpected Van repair… and much more! See about all these in the new newsletter here.
Publication is entitled, “Intersecting modes of aesthetic distance and mimetic induction in therapeutic process: Examining a drama-based treatment for military-related traumatic stress.” Abstract of the paper: “Can Shakespeare be a treatment for posttraumatic stress in military veterans? This is the question that our research team has been examining through the empirical investigation of the DE-CRUIT program. DE-CRUIT uses Shakespeare’s verse …
Stephan and Dawn look back on their 4,000 miles of driving conducting DE-CRUIT courses in 4 different cities, and holding DE-CRUIT workshops in Alaska and so many other activities. See below this newsletter, and also the page cataloging all DE-CRUIT newsletters to-date (available under the “Articles/Clips” page). DE-CRUIT Newsletter (October 2018 #2) DE-CRUIT Newsletters Archive
Please contribute to DE-CRUIT’s GoFundMe for giving veterans stipend payments and covering traveling expenses for going to cities to help veterans. 100% of your donation goes towards aiding veterans in need. Your donations are tax-deductible, as well. Please see additional details and make a contribution at the following link. https://www.gofundme.com/annual-fundraiser-to-decruit-vets
Stephan has very recently performed an interview with WSKG, as the Franklin Stage Company brought him back in his one-man stage show “Cry Havoc!”. In the interview Stephan discusses his experience in the military, Cry Havoc!, and his work with DE-CRUIT as well helping veterans deal with post-traumatic stress through Shakespeare and science. The interview can be listened to at …
Stephan co-wrote Chapter 17, “Rehumanization through Communalized Narrative for Military Veterans”. The Crisis of Connection: Roots, Consequences, and Solutions
For veterans seeking to participate in DE-CRUIT in cities Leigh Valley, PA; Saratoga Springs, NY; Samaritan Village (NYC), NY; East Village CREATE Lab (NYC), NY, please see the attached flyer regarding very soon upcoming DE-CRUIT programs. If you are interested in participating, please contact Stephan Wolfert as soon as possible at 323-533-2847 | Stephan@decruit.org. DE-CRUIT Flyer July-October 2018