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VIDEO: This class will take place via video-conferencing (Zoom).
All Levels | In this class, we’ll discuss the psychology of the counterplot — a story plot that originates from the agency of the author, as opposed to from an internalized source of guilt or shame. Working to push back against reductive, shame-based narratives, we’ll gain skills to aim our writing toward personal empowerment. The goal of our time together will be to create pieces in which we’re the protagonists in our own stories.
Class Type: 2 SessionsFiction, Multigenre, Nonfiction, Online, Prose
Term: Spring 2020
Start Date: 04/04/2020
End Date: 04/05/2020
Days of the Week: Saturday, Sunday
Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
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$170.00 General Price:
Dr. Zain Shamoon completed his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies in Fall 2017 at Michigan State University. He also completed a Master's degree in Couple and Family therapy in 2011. He is dedicated to the creation of spaces where people can tell their personal stories on route to their own wellness. In his clinical work, he has served a range of clients, including those wrestling with high anxiety, relational conflict, and severe depression.
In March 2015, he helped launch the Narratives of Pain project, which is a group emotional outlet of personal narrative and catharsis based in Metro Detroit, and now Seattle. Currently, Zain is a professor of Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University Seattle.