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Weiser is a psychologist, art
therapist, consultant, trainer,
college instructor, and author interested in the visual
emotional communication, personal meaning, "figuring things out", and related behaviors (in individuals, families, societies, and cultures)
-- and especially the emotional contents and personal meanings embedded in people's personal snapshots and family photos.
of the earliest pioneers of "PhotoTherapy" techniques,
Judy has spent over 35 years developing, teaching,
consulting and providing mentoring about PhotoTherapy techniques (along with the related techniques of "Therapeutic
Photography", "VideoTherapy" and "Photo
Art Therapy"), while actively using these during her previous work in her second specialty
area of therapy to help clients cope with the emotional, mental, spiritual, and
cultural issues relating to living with HIV/AIDS (especially
for Native/Indigenous people) -- and training others to
of the PhotoTherapy
Centre in Vancouver, Canada (which
she founded in 1982 to serve as the world's primary networking
base and extensive resource library for these fields),
Judy also later founded the "Judy Weiser PhotoTherapy and Therapeutic Photography Educational Society" in order to further the educational purposes of the Centre and prepare its library resource holdings for formal archiving/digitizing and then eventual donation for public use.
Judy has given over 300 Workshops, Training Intensives, and Lecture Presentations in
over 50 cities world-wide* during the past three decades, teaching mental health professionals how
to use PhotoTherapy, Photo Art Therapy, and VideoTherapy techniques to improve their therapy
and counseling work with clients. She has also long taught non-therapists how to use Therapeutic
Photography and Therapeutic Filmmaking techniques in related activities
that can stimulate personal growth and insight, enhance well-being, reduce social exclusion, activate
social change, strengthen communities -- and to assist with qualitative
and community-based research.
[*Some key examples appear below; to see the entire list of her teaching, training, and lecturing events click here.]
considered the "world authority" on PhotoTherapy (and related) techniques,
Judy was recently invited to become Adjunct Faculty in both the Counseling and Art Therapy/Counseling Masters Degree Programs of Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In this position, she will be offering introductory classes, training seminars, workshops, and will be developing a "Professional Certificate Program in PhotoTherapy (and Related) Techniques" (all for academic credit), and she also recently accepted the College's invitation to join their Board of Advisors.
In addition to the above, Judy is also on the Editorial Board for both the Italian Journal PsicoArt: Rivista on line di arte e psicologia (PsychoArt: Online Journal of Art and Psychology) and the Canadian
Art Therapy Association Journal, and is an elected
member of both the Canadian
Academy of Independent Scholars and the American
Family Therapy Academy.
Judy also serves as International Consultant to the Center for Visual Therapies in the U.S., the Institute for Psychology and Photography ("ILPFOT") in Mexico, PSYPhoto/PSYForte in Russia, PhototherapyOrgUK in England, and VideoTherapyReport (of LaDamaSognatrice Produzioni Audiovisive) in Italy -- and has also been an occasional Instructor for both the Toronto Art Therapy Institute and the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. Listed
in the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers
in Psychology, she maintains professional license credentials
in both Psychology and Art Therapy.
Online, in addition to maintaining this Website, she manages the Facebook Group for "PhotoTherapy, Therapeutic Photography, Photo Art Therapy, and VideoTherapy" (currently over 1,000 members) -- and also the "Discussion Group About PhotoTherapy, Photo Art Therapy, Therapeutic Photography, VideoTherapy, and Related Fields" (postings from 17 countries thus far).
In addition to teaching her own private Introductory or Full-Training workshops independently many times each year (for example, several times in Italy, Russia, Latvia, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Mexico, England, Scotland, USA, and Canada during the past few years), she has also been invited to present/teach at several major events; for example:
• In 2008 she was
the Invited "Opening Keynote" Plenary Speaker for the International Conference on PhotoTherapy and Therapeutic Photography in Finland (attended by people from over a dozen countries) -- and in the same year founded the "PhotoTherapy and Therapeutic Photography Focus Group" for the American Art Therapy Association
• In 2009 she taught an Invited Full-day Workshop for the British Association of Art Therapists (London)
• In 2010 she gave the "Invited Plenary Address" for the Russian Art Therapy Association Conference (Moscow) -- as well as the "Invited Keynote Address" for the Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association (Philadelphia)
• In 2011 in addition to giving an Invited Presentation for the PhotoTherapy EU Conference (Finland), followed by an Invited 3-day Workshop for the Art Therapies Centre and Institute of Health in Riga (Latvia), she also gave an Invited full-day Workshop for the Family Therapy Training Institute of Florence (Italy)
-- and two months later, also gave an Invited Presentation and Workshop for the Conference "Le Trame dello Sguardo 2.0", at the Pontifical University Antonianum, as well as a 3-day Invited Workshop for the "Video, Photography, Theatre, and Artistic Mediation in the Helping Relationship" Masters Degree Program of the Philosophy Department of the Pontifical University Antonianum (both in Rome)
• In 2012 she gave the Invited Opening Plenary Address to the PSYForte 2012 Russian PhotoTherapy Forum (Moscow) and will return later in the year to give an Invited 4-day Workshop there
• In 2013 she will be the Keynote Speaker for Southwestern College's Transformation & Healing Conference in August, and will also deliver an Invited Plenary Address for the Mexican PhotoTherapy Conference in the Autumn
Judy has also long shared her passion for PhotoTherapy by serving on many Thesis and Dissertation
and internationally -- as well as giving occasional lectures
and mini-courses for a number of Postgraduate Training
Programs in several countries.
Judy continues to accept contracts to
provide education and training in the use of PhotoTherapy, Photo Art Therapy, Therapeutic Photography, and VideoTherapy techniques in therapy, counseling, and related well-being and healing practices independently, as well as by contract for agencies, treatment programs, educational institutions, rehabilitation facilities, well-being programs, professional associations and organizations, hospitals, and so forth -- as well as privately-arranged individualized
training -- and also enjoys sharing these techniques with the public and the media (Media inquiries, please click here).
addition to her classic book, PhotoTherapy
Techniques: Exploring the Secrets of Personal Snapshots
and Family Albums (now in its third
printing; second edition and currently being translated into both Italian and Korean), she has also written
numerous professional journal
articles and book chapters about PhotoTherapy (some of which have been translated into Japanese, Korean, Russian, Italian, and German), and
also produced an educational video/DVD.
She has also authored many professional book chapters, articles, and other publications about her secondary specialty of counseling disenfranchised people infected or
by HIV/AIDS -- and was a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Canadian AIDS Society.
note: Free copies of most of these
publications can be downloaded as pdf's, using
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has been featured in many popular-media publications,
Magazine, Maclean's, N.Y.
Times, Globe & Mail, U.S.A. Today,
the Independent (U.K.), Digital Photographer, Photo Life, Canadian Living, Elle
Magazine (U.K.), Talise (Jumeirah
Group's Wellness/Lifestyle Magazine), Canadian Health, Psychologies, Scottish Association for Mental Health, Natural Health, The
British Journal of Photography,
and many other publications -- and her book has been reviewed
in more than a dozen professional journals, and noted in numerous public media articles.
has also discussed and demonstrated PhotoTherapy and Therapeutic Photography techniques in a variety
of radio and television interviews in several countries (for example, BBC Scotland, BBC Derby, BBC Stoke, VoiceAmerica Network's "Health & Wellness" Channel [to hear this 10-minute interview, click here], and many other stations in Canada and the U.S.).
She has also been featured in-depth in television programs such
as Arts Express (Vision Television Network), the
PBS special "Photographing America", and highlighted
in a two-hour special
on CBC Television's The Journal: "150 Years of Photography". She was also
the sole-focus of Kodak's "Satellite Media Tour",
regarding the use of photos to help people heal from the
events of 9/11 and more recently consulted for Kodak about the powerful role photos can have in strengthening and enhancing relationships (Click here for their webpage about this).
• To hear a brief "live" radio interview with Judy Weiser, about using the techniques of PhotoTherapy and Therapeutic Photography, click here. Media inquiries, click here
Former Editor of the Journal PhotoTherapy, Judy has previously
also served on the Board of the International Visual Literacy Association, on the Editorial Board of the Journal
of Medical Humanities,
as Canadian Liaison to the Board of the International
Association of Arts Medicine, and was a founding
member and the first "B.C. Provincial Representative" of
the "Creative Arts in Counseling Chapter" of
the Canadian Counseling Association -- and
many years ago was an Advisory Board member and occasional
Therapies Department of the Hogeschool
(College) of the North Netherlands.
occasional past consultant for the Educational Divisions of
Kodak (U.S.) and Polaroid (Canada), she is a past Canada
Council Explorations Grant recipient and also received
the International Visual Literacy Association's "Award
for Exemplary Teaching of Visual Literacy Skills". She also served as Consultant
for the American Art Therapy Association's first online
"Photo Art Therapy" Course in 2005.
Founder of the "HIV/AIDS Focus Group" of the American Art Therapy Association, she is one of the three originators of the "HIV/AIDS Interest Group" of the Canadian Psychological Association. A Founding Board Member of "The NAMES Project Canada" (the Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt), and Director of its Pacific Region office for several years, she has also taught and published about the role of the AIDS Quilt in emotional healing and counseling work.
Fluent in basic Spanish, Deaf Sign Language ("ASL"), and trained in a few other nonverbal visual-symbolic languages, she is also a photographic artist whose art photographs have appeared in many gallery exhibitions, publications and a recent U.S. documentary film.
Judy is a Canadian citizen who also holds a U.S. Special Work Permit reserved for "Extraordinary Persons".
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Sections below are:
1) Highlights of Weiser's professional publications on PhotoTherapy
2) Highlights of Weiser's public-media publications on PhotoTherapy,
3) Highlights of publications written about Weiser and/or her work,
4) Highlights of Weiser's publications about HIV/AIDS-related
emotional issues in therapy, and
5) Highlights of Weiser's publications on other topics
(for her full publications list, contact her directly)
Highlights of Weiser's professional publications on PhotoTherapy:
2012 --(Korean Translation of "PhotoTherapy Techniques"). Seoul, Korea: Hakjisa Publishers (For more about Korean book in Korean, click here).
2012 (still pending) -- Tecniche di terapia fototerapia e video: Le radici del passato, le pratiche attuali e prospettive future ("PhotoTherapy and video therapy techniques: Past roots, current practices, and future possibilities"). In: Rossi, O. (Ed.): [title & publisher not yet known].
2010(a) -- Foto personali e foto di famiglia come strumento per la terapia: Il “Come, Cosa e Perché” delle tecniche di FotoTerapia ("Using Personal Snapshots and Family Photographs as Therapy Tools: The "Why, What, and How" of PhotoTherapy Techniques"). PsicoArt – Rivista on line di arte e psicologia (PsychoArt – Online journal of art and psychology), 1:1. (To download a 96 pdf copy
of this article in English, click here -- for the 112K pdf in Italian, click here).
2010(b) -- Using Photographs in Art Therapy Practices Around the World: PhotoTherapy, Photo-Art-Therapy, and Therapeutic Photography. Fusion (a publication of Art Therapy Alliance, International Art Therapy Organization, and Art Therapy Without Borders), 2:3, 18-19. (To download a 900K pdf copy
of this article -- click here)
2010(c) -- When I was your age: PhotoTherapy techniques for families. In Lowenstein, L. (Ed.), Creative family therapy techniques. Toronto, ON: Champion Press, 270-277. (To download a 1.2 MB pdf copy
of this article -- click here)
2010(d) -- Guida all'uso degli autoritratti fotografici in psicoterapia ("Guide to using self-portraits in psychotherapy"). In: Piccini, F. (Ed.), Tra Arte e Terapia: Utillizi Clinici Dell'Autoritratto Fotografico ("Between Art and Therapy: Clinical Uses of Photographic Self-Portraits"), Torino (Turin): Cosmopolis, 27-51. (To download a 1.9 MB pdf copy
of this Chapter in Italian, click here; to download the original 3,5 MB English draft for this article that was translated into Italian, click here)
2010(e) --("The essence and techniques of PhotoTherapy"), The Healing Art (Russian International Art Therapy Journal), 13:1 (Winter), 18-36. (To download a 250K pdf copy
of this article -- in Russian -- click here)
2009(a) -- Picturing PhotoTherapy and Therapeutic Photography: Commentary on articles arising from the 2008 International PhotoTherapy Symposium in Finland (co-authored with Dr. David Krauss). European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 11(01), 77-99. (To download a 160K pdf copy
of this article, click here; to download the entire Issue, click here)
2009(b) --("PhotoTherapy techniques: Using interactions with photographs to improve people's lives"). In: Iarskaia-Smirnova, E. & Romanov, P. (Eds.), ("Visual Anthropology: Tuning the lens [Part one: Visual methodology: From research to action]"), Moscow: Variant, CSPGS, 64-108. (To download a 3MB pdf copy
of this article -- in Russian -- click here)
2008a -- PhotoTherapy techniques: Exploring the secrets
of personal snapshots and family albums. B.C. Psychologist
(Special issue on Media & Psychology). Summer,
22-25. (To download a 120K pdf copy
of this article, click here [is
updated revision of Weiser, 2002(b)])
2008b -- PhotoTherapy: Unlock your psyche with personal snapshots and familly photographs: Taliese, 2: April-June, 58-62. (To download a 3 MB pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- Using PhotoTherapy techniques in Art Therapy and
other counseling practices. Canadian Art Therapy
Association Newsletter, 6:4, 4-7. (To
download a 312K pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- Techniche di FotoTerapia nel
nella therapia: Usare le foto comuni e le interazioni
con le fotografie per aiutare i clienti a prendersi
cura delle proprie vite ("PhotoTherapy
Techniques in Counseling and Therapy: Using personal and family photos,
and interactions with them, to help clients improve well-being", translation
by Dr. Carmine Parrella and Dr. Matteo Paganelli). INformazione:
Psicoterapi, Counselling e Fenomenologia, Vol.7,
120-147. (To download a 4.5MB pdf
copy of this article, click here)
Jo Spence: A brief personal and professional memoir").
In: Hagiwara, H. (Ed.),
Jo Spence autobiographical photography (pp.
240-248). Osaka: Shinsuisha Press. (To
download a 571KB pdf copy of this article in its
to download a 137KB pdf English
translation of this article, click here)
-- A Picture is worth a thousand words: Using
PhotoTherapy Techniques in Arts (and other) Therapies
practice. In: Kossolapow, L., Scoble, S., and
Waller, D. (Eds.), Arts Therapies Communication (Vol.
III), Different Approaches to a Unique Discipline:
Opening Regional Portals, Münster: Lit-Verlag
2005(c) -- More than meets the eye: Using PhotoTherapy techniques in Art Therapy practice. The Palette (Newsletter of the Ohio Art Therapy Association (BATA), Fall, 18-19.
2005(d) -- A Picture is worth more than a thousand words -- Using PhotoTherapy techniques in counseling and therapy. Newsletter of the B.C. Association of Clinical Counselors, Fall, 10-11; 33-37.
techniques in counseling and therapy: Using ordinary
and photo-interactions to help clients heal their lives. The
Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal, Fall, 17:2,
(To download a 2.6MB pdf copy of
this article, click here)
-- The continuum of arts-based healing practices: Arts-in-Therapy/Arts-as-Therapy.
Creative Arts in Counselling Chapter Newsletter (Canadian
Counselling Association), Fall, 1:2, 3. (To
download a 20KB pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- A picture is worth a thousand words: Using PhotoTherapy
Techniques in Counselling Practice. Bulletin of the
Private Practitioners Chapter Newsletter (Canadian Counselling
Association), March, 3:2, 3-4. (To
download a 284KB pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- PhotoTherapy techniques: Exploring the secrets of personal
snapshots and family albums. Child & Family (Journal of the Notre Dame Child and Family Institute), 5:3, 16-25. (To download
a 898KB pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- PhotoTherapy techniques: Exploring the secrets of personal
snapshots and family albums. B.C. Psychologist,
Winter, 26-27. (To download
a 201KB pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- PhotoTherapy techniques: Using clients' personal snapshots
and family photos as Counseling and Therapy tools (Invited
feature article in "Special Double Issue: Media
art as/in therapy"). Afterimage: The Journal
of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, 29:3 (Nov/Dec),
10-15. (To download a 1.44MB pdf copy
of this article, click here)
-- PhotoTherapy's message for Art Therapists in the new
Millennium. Journal of the American Art Therapy Association,
17:3, 160-162. (To download a
328KB pdf copy of this article, click here)
BOOK: 1999 (2nd Edition). PhotoTherapy Techniques: Exploring
the Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums (1st edition: 1993), Vancouver:
PhotoTherapy Centre Press (Click here to order direct from Amazon; ISBN: 0-9685619-0-X -- and click here to order the 2012 Korean Translation of this book)
To read the "Preface" or the "Foreword to the Second Edition" of this book, click on those words; to download a 776K pdf copy of the first Chapter (pp. 1-12), click here).
• NOTE: This book has been plagiarized (twice!); click here for details)
-- "More than meets the eye": Using ordinary
snapshots as tools for therapy. In: Laidlaw, T., Malmo,
C., & Associates (Eds.), Healing voices: Feminist
approaches to therapy with women (pp. 83-117). San
Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (To download
a 1.75MB pdf copy of this chapter, click here)
-- "See what I mean?" Photography as nonverbal
communication in cross-cultural psychology. In: Poyatos,
F. (Ed.), Cross-cultural perspectives in nonverbal
communication (pp. 245-290). Toronto: Hogrefe. (To
download a 2.66MB pdf copy of this chapter, click here)
-- PhotoTherapy: Using snapshots and photo-interactions
in therapy with youth. In: Schaefer, C. (Ed.), Innovative
interventions in child and adolescent therapy (pp.
339-376). New York: Wiley. (To download
a 2.41MB pdf copy of this chapter, click here)
-- Ethical considerations in PhotoTherapy training
practice. Phototherapy Journal, 5:1, 12-17. (To
download a 756KB pdf copy of this article, click here)
1986(b) -- Ethical considerations in PhotoTherapy training
practice. Video-Informationen (Munich), 9:2, 5-10.
-- Training and teaching photo and video therapy:
themes, core knowledge, and important considerations.
Phototherapy Journal, 4:4, 9-16. (To
download a 1009KB pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- PhotoTherapy: Becoming visually literate about
oneself and one's family,
or: 'PhotoTherapy? What's PhotoTherapy??', Phototherapy
Journal, 4:2, 207. (To download
a 782KB pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- PhotoTherapy: Becoming visually literate about oneself.
In: Walker, A.D. Walker, Braden, R.A., and Dunker,
L.H. (Eds.), Visual literacy: Enhancing human potential (pp.
392-406). Virginia Polytechnic State University Press. (Available by mail only)
1984(c) -- Brief field report: Using PhotoTherapy to help -- A study of Debbie. Phototherapy, 4:2, 8-9.
1984(d) -- Exploring footprints of the mind: PhotoTherapy. Heartwood. 8:2 (Summer), 10-12.
-- Using photographs in therapy with people who are 'different'.
In: Krauss, D.A. and Fryrear, J.L. (Eds.), Phototherapy
in mental health (pp. 174-199). Springfield, IL:
Charles C. Thomas. (To download a
1.41MB pdf copy of this chapter, click here)
-- Using PhotoTherapy to help: A study of Debbie. "Montage":
Kodak's Educator's Newsletter, 83:1, 4-5. (To
download a 216K pdf copy of this article, click here)
1982(a) -- PhotoTherapy Centre opens in western Canada. PhotoTherapy, 3:2 (Summer), 17.
1982(b) -- Adult level programs: PhotoTherapy. In: Dake, D.M. (Ed.), Exemplary curriculums in visual literacy (pp. 103-113). Iowa State University Press.
1982(c) -- PhotoTherapy: A multi-media production. Private audiovisual program, produced by Media Technology Department, Capilano College.
1982(d) -- Kent State PhotoTherapy training workshop. PhotoTherapy, 3:1 (Winter), 13.
1982(e) -- Interactive photography exhibit. PhotoTherapy, 3:2 (Summer), 15-16.
1981 -- PhotoTherapy in British Columbia. Photo Therapy (Quarterly). 2:4, 14-15.
-- PhotoTherapy: Photography as a verb. The B.C. Photographer,
2, 33-36. (To download a 2MB
pdf copy of this article, click here)
Highlights of Weiser's public-media publications on PhotoTherapy:
2009(a) -- PhotoTherapy: The bigger picture. Embody Magazine, Winter, 12-14. (To download a 200K copy of this article, click here )
2009(b)-- Photo Therapy: It can change your life. Health News Digest. June 30. (To
read this article online, click here; to download a 450K pdf copy, click here )
2009(c) -- How to photograph your way to happiness: 9 ways to find joy through photography. BeliefNet: Emotional health, October 16. (To
read this article online, click here; to download a 1.3MB pdf copy, click here )
Photo Therapy: Unlock your psyche with personal snapshots
and family photographs. Talise: Jumeirah
Group Wellness Magazine, 2:April-June,
download a 3MB pdf copy of this article, click here)
Highlights of publications about Weiser and/or her work:
2012(a) -- "The therapy room: Mark Wheeler presents an introduction to PhotoTherapy and Therapeutic Photography" (Mark Wheeler). Disability Magazine, May, 29. (To download a 700K pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- "Art Therapy: Color your world a rosier shade" (by Ann Chandler). Canadian Health, 7:2 (April/May), 24-25. (To download a 400K pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- "A photograph is worth a thousand words.. [InFocus: Lead Story]" (by Hayley Paterek). Digital Photographer UK, Issue 103. (To download an 1.3 MB pdf copy of this article, click here)
2009(a)-- "Nude photos as therapy, or just therapeutic? Some find studio portraits therapeutic but doctors warn the practice could be risky" (by Lauren Cox). ABCNews.com Health/Medical, October 20. (To
read this 4-webpage article online, click here; to download a 350K pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- "Are today's technologies affecting the meaningfulness of our relationships? Staying connected through photos" (by Kristen Mucci-Mosier). HealthyWomen.org:Wellness-in-Practice, July 1. (To read this article online, click here; to download an 80K pdf copy of this article, click here)
2008 -- "PhotoTherapy: Reflecting on the bigger picture" (by Simon Skellon). Digital Photographer, 72, 10-11. (To
download a 2MB pdf copy of this article, click here).
-- "Whose evidence is it, anyway? PhotoTherapy" (by Carolyn Roberts). The Point: An Alternate Voice on Mental Health (Scottish Association for Mental Health), Winter, 22: 20-21. (To
download a 450K pdf copy of this article, click here).
2006 -- "The Power of Pictures: Photos aren't merely images; they're connections to our past" (by Bill Marvel). Dallas Morning News, March 30. (To download a 200K pdf of this article, click here).
2005 -- "Every picture tells a story for therapists" (by Simon Redfern). University of Derby Press Office, April 4 (To download a 60K pdf of this article, click here).
1995 -- "Soul Support", by Kerry MacKenzie. Sainsbury's The Magazine, November, 65-69.
1993(a) -- "Photo therapy: Unlocking the emotional secrets of snapshots", by Sarita Montrose. Elle Magazine (U.K.), December, 57-59 (To download a 2.8MB pdf of this article, click here).
1993(b) -- "Medical: Mind games", by Jerome Burne. The British Journal of Photography, October 28, 10-11.
1993(c) -- "Health: Every snapshot tells a story", by Jerome Burne. The Independent (U.K.), October 26, 22.
1993(d) -- "Heal thyself: Pictures that reveal your soul", by Laura Taxel. Natural Health, September/October, 48-49.
1990 -- "The secret lives of snapshots", by Merrie-Ellen Wilcox. Canadian Living, November, 115-121.
1989 -- "Photo Therapy: Ink blots of the '80's", by Suzanne Sherkin. Photo Life, January/February, 31-36.
1988 -- "Here's looking at you, kid", by Aurelie Sheehan. Child, November/December, 105-115.
1984(a) -- "Photos speak volumes about relationships", by Jane E. Brody. New York Times: Science Times, July 17, 1.
1984(b) -- "Photos shed light on emotions", by Dorothy Lipovenko. Globe and Mail (National), September 4, 16.
1983 -- "Abstract photo catharsis", by Julie Cohen. Maclean's, January 10, 44.
1982(a) -- "Pictures that unlock the psyche", by Rosemarie Robotham. LIFE Magazine, Oct., 15-22 (To download a 2.8MB pdf of this article, click here).
1982(b) -- "Photo albums hide secrets", by Marilyn Elias. U.S.A. Today, December 22, D-1, 2.
Highlights of Weiser's publications on AIDS-related topics:
2006 -- HIV/AIDS-related counseling issues --
What my clients have taught me along the way. The
B.C. Psychologist, Fall, 6-9 [with
continuation of its final six pages online on the BCPA
website; click here to
download 72KB pdf copy of the ENTIRE article as shown
-- "How does it feel?": Eight reasons why
asking yourself this question may make you healthier.
The Positive Side (Canadian AIDS Treatment and Information
Exchange), 6:3, 4-7. (To download
a 753KB pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- Emotional, mental, and spiritual counseling for Aboriginal
HIV/AIDS issues: How it improves physical health (and
personal stories to prove it!). Private
publication; typed draft available by mail only.
-- Heart, mind, spirit, and AIDS: Emotional, mental, and
spiritual issues affecting Aboriginal HIV nursing care.
Invited Plenary Address, Conference of the Canadian Association
of Nurses in AIDS Care; Winnipeg, April 23, 1999.
Private publication; typed draft available
by mail only.
-- Adapting traditional healing practices (for use in
HIV counseling and education). AIDS Action: The International
Newsletter on AIDS Prevention and Care (Special issue
on "Working with Traditional Health Practitioners"),
46:Oct-Dec, 7. (To download a
150KB pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- Taking the Medicine Wheel to the street: Counseling
Aboriginal street youth about HIV/AIDS and educating those
who help them. In: Rowe, W. and Ryan, B. (Eds.), Social
work and HIV -- The Canadian experience (pp. 160-182).
New York: Oxford Press. (To download
a 1.52MB pdf copy of this chapter, click here)
-- HIV/AIDS psychotherapy: What psychologists need to
understand. The Canadian Health Psychologist, 4:1,
18-23. (To download a 602KB pdf copy
of this article, click here)
-- Psychosocial consequences of living with HIV/AIDS:
Or, "What I learned from my clients and friends".
The Social Worker, 64:4, Winter,
18-33. (To download a 1.09MB pdf
copy of this article, click here)
-- Native Canadian Community Invites AIDS Memorial
Quilt to Aboriginal Friendship Center. The NAMES
Project International Newsletter, Jan 1996, 2. (To
download a 52K pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- Psychology and HIV/AIDS. B.C. Psychologist,
Spring, 5-6. (Available by
-- Report of the "Art Therapy and HIV/AIDS"
Study Group. American Art Therapy Newsletter,
25:3, 12. (Available by mail only)
-- A quilt to comfort the terrors of the dark: The NAMES
Project Quilt. Gallerie: Women Artists, 9, 16-18.
(To download a 498KB pdf copy of this
article, click here)
-- Stitched to the beat of a heart, to comfort the terrors
of the dark. Journal of the American Art Therapy Association
(Viewpoints Section), 6:3, 113-114. (To
download a 270KB pdf copy of this article, click here)
Highlights of Weiser's publications on other topics:
-- Being different: A theoretical perspective. Journal
of the American Art Therapy Association, 11:3,
224-228. [About: homosexuality from a cross-cultural
perspective]. (To download a 463KB
pdf copy of this article, click here)
-- Round things don't have any straight lines: Or, looking
for the feminist requires "systems" thinking.
The Arts in Psychotherapy, 17:3, 265-267.
[About: systems theory and feminist theory implications].
(To download a 265KB pdf copy of
this article, click here)
-- The sounds of silence. Heartwood, 11(Spring),
22-24. [About: deafness as a culture]. (Available
by mail only)
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