Education & Training

Erasing the Distance’s approach to gathering, transcribing, and staging true stories is unique, and we often have people interested in learning how we do what we do. Erasing the Distance leads presentations, workshops, trainings, and longer-term programs to teach artists, mental health advocates, and current/future health professionals our specific methodology. In doing so, we hope to generate compassion and understanding for all those impacted by mental health issues. We can even customize the training to fit your individual needs.

PARTNER EXAMPLE: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Through a partnership with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Erasing the Distance worked with graduate students from multiple departmemts. Students were taught Erasing the Distance methodology and gathered stories from active military and veterans. Several of these stories served as source material for the world premiere of Veterans’ Voices.

Erasing the Distance also does 2-3 hour educational workshops exploring the Erasing the Distance methodology. Workshops have been held for students at St. Patrick’s High School as part of a training in docu-drama and social justice for theatre and communication students, Chicago IONS/Hektoen Institute as part of an initiative on conscious inclusion, and Butte College in Chico, California as part of a campus-wide Diversity Days Week.

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