The Undrawn Woman: Taking Shape in Negative Spaces

Freud thought that grieving was a process leading to detachment, which can be seen as a sort of closure. In complex trauma, one often cannot name or remember the exact details of an incident or a series of events, therefore grief stays frozen in psyche and soma. This case study will explore the work with a woman who experienced layers of complex trauma through psychic abandonment, both covert and overt. This case will narrate her therapeutic journey from negative space into form, shame, color, and substance.

Presenter: Chris Moseman, MA, LMHC

Discussant: Joanne della Penta ATR-BC, LMHC


Times Dates
Saturday, 10am-12pm February, 26th, 2022


COR Office

2915 East Madison

Seattle WA, 98112


Member Free
Non-Member $20
CEUs $10


2 CEUs available

Chris Moseman, MA, LMHC
Chris Moseman, MA, LMHC
Chris Moseman, MA, LMHC is a psychotherapist in private practice in Tacoma and Seattle. He practices mainly from a psychoanalytically-informed perspective in work with adults and couples. His prior background has included work within psychiatric hospitals, as a practicum facilitator at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and work within a wilderness therapy setting. He is currently the Chair of the Technology Committee with COR, and a COR board member.
Joanne della Penta ART-BC, LMHC
Joanne della Penta ART-BC, LMHC
Joanne della Penta ART-BC, LMHC is currently in her fourth year of analytic training at SPSI. She began private practice in 2005, moving to full time in 2014. Her practice is in Madison Park, where she sees adolescents and adults. She began as an art therapist at Fairfax Hospital in 1998. She has a certificate in British Object Relations from COR (from when COR gave certificates), and is a practicing artist and dog lover.

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