ETD’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. ETD 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
ETD’s largest ongoing educational partnership has been with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP). Executive Artistic Director Brighid O’Shaughnessy has worked with graduate students from multiple departments throughout the school. During the most recent school year, Brighid taught the students the ETD methodology and students then gathered stories from active military and veterans. Several of these stories served as source material for the world premiere of Veterans’ Voices.
ETD also does 2-3 hour educational workshops exploring the ETD methodology. Recent 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.