Central Counselor & Art Therapist, Jordan Ferranto, was interviewed by Medill Reports Chicago:
“At Rape Victim Advocates, art therapy sessions can include crafting, painting, drawing, and poetry to work through the trauma of sexual assault. Last month, art therapist Jordan Ferranto organized a poetry workshop with Maggie Queeney, library coordinator at the Poetry Foundation.
“I think that words are so powerful,” Ferranto said. “Words are something that we’re really used to relating to and we’re used to using words to describe how we feel… What we do in therapy, a lot of that is based on words too…I think that poetry helps and assists in that process.””
Read the article at news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/art-as-recovery-for-rape-victims-in-chicago.