We experience feelings every day in a variety of situations, for a variety of reasons. Feelings are important. They help us navigate relationships. They help us interpret and understand our experiences. They help us survive. This training explores the function and role of feelings. It considers the neurobiology of emotion and how trauma impacts individuals' ability to manage and express their feelings. The nine sections of Storiez: A Feelingz Guide are introduced. This guide uses relatable examples and engaging activities to support children, teenagers, and adults in expressing and managing emotions in healthy ways.This training is targeted toward clinicians, clinicians in training, community leaders, and individuals actively working with individuals who have experienced trauma.
Meagan Corrado is a Doctor of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is the creator of the Storiez Trauma Narrative intervention and has authored seven books. She provides therapy to inner city youth in the Philadelphia and Camden, NJ areas. She earned her DSW from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016, her Masters of Social Services from Bryn Mawr College in 2009, and her Bachelors of Social Work from Cairn University in 2008. She specializes in work with children and teenagers who have had difficult life experiences. She completed trainings in a variety of modalities. Her experience includes clinical work in a variety of settings including community mental health agencies, residential treatment facilities, schools, hospitals, and homes. She takes a creative approach to her work with children, adolescents, and families, incorporating elements of art, music, poetry, and play therapy in her clinical practice. Dr. Meagan’s interest in helping others process difficult life experiences began at a very early age when she helped family members and friends process feelings about significant life issues. Storiez stems from Dr. Meagan’s own personal experiences with trauma, as well as her clinical work with children, adolescents, and families.