Thanks for your interest in my Ken Chronicles and offer to trade. Problem is that I'm in Europe right now and can't send anything out. I'll be back in the states in a week or so & will contact you then to trade addresses.
I very much doubt I will be at the Portland Zine Symposium, since I'm a little strapped for cash and I would have to travel quite a bit and find a place to stay (I live near Chicago). However, if you still want to discuss or maybe collab on a role playing zine, that would be pretty cool. The only things I've though about were anecdotes from campaigns I've played, and maybe a little introspection on being a girl gamer, but that's really all I thought about. I'd like to think of other things to write (or maybe draw!) about too.
If you want to talk more, my email is nichole[at]illvision[dot]net
yeah ill send you issue 9 when it's finished which should be soon hopefully...ill keep you posted :) and i'll def check out those zines your recommend. ..and i enjoyed the long post though i would still love to know how you got into mental health :)
that is a great idea! thanks for the advice. i would love to do that. i definitely want to incorporate zines into the therapeutic process and i think referring them to clients is a great idea-going off that it may be beneficial because a book may be too long or too wordy, esp for a depressed client that lacks motivation-but a zine is shorter, perhaps more easy to read and grasp...so it may be more beneficial than say a book would be...
having them in the office may be good to when working with a resistant client (especially an adolescent) who doesn't want to be there or doesn't want to talk that day..
maybe also i could work with clients (prob adolescent/young adult) on making their own zine or something similar as a way to express themselves/their issues, kind of like telling the story of themselves or of that issue they want to work on..
any other thoughts would be much appreciated, thanks for the input :)
well i am currently working on issue 9 of my zine pulse, which covers all kinds of stuff related to identity, body image, self esteem, gender, ect. but is not specifically therapy focused. i think you are referring to the post i made a while back about using zines in therapy..i am currently getting my masters in mental health counseling and want to work as with adolescents as a therapist specializing in developmental concerns, particularly eating disorders, body image, self-esteem and such. in my work i would LOVE to incorporate zines, as reading material for clients i am seeing, homework assignments possibly or as a medium for clients to be able to express issues they are dealing with..i am not sure how i will be able to do this but hopefully will be able to do to incorporate zines into the therapeutic process..any suggestions? thanks for comment, as you can see i am very passionate about both these subjects :)