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Jackie Flynn

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Play Therapy Community

Play Therapy Community

Jackie Flynn

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34
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This podcast was created to help parents around the world with the “biggies” of family life. Play Therapy Community will present a fresh, insightful episode once a week, usually on Thursday mornings.On this podcast, we will cover topics such as picky eaters, struggles in school, behavioral issues, grief and loss, and so much more. We’ll also delve into specific diagnosis such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc. Difficult topics, such as parenting through separation/divorce, depression, anxiety struggles, relationship struggles, and such will be explored as well.As the host of Play Therapy Community, I feel honored that you are joining us on this journey for knowledge to truly help our children in a way that honors their mind, body, and soul. My name is Jackie Flynn, and I’m a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Education Specialist, Adolescent Life Coach and a Parent Educator.

Latest Episodes

79: Healing Trauma with Expressive & Play Therapies with Marshall Lyles

In this episode, Marshall Lyles shares his passion for helping his clients heal from trauma through Expressive Arts. When I reached out to Marshall to invite him on the podcast, I requested a conversation focusing on his use of poetry with his clients. In this episode, you’ll notice that we cover much more than poetry. Marshall is highly trained and well versed in so many healing traumas and approaches that it was difficult to limit our conversation. I’m excited for you to experience our conversation about how he used expressive arts to heal trauma. He is an EMDRIA approved consultant and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, among many other credentials that speak to his capacity to treat trauma. Be sure to visit www.marshalllyles.com www.therapistsworkshop.com to learn more about him and to see his beautiful expressive arts studio.

37 min1 w ago
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79: Healing Trauma with Expressive & Play Therapies with Marshall Lyles

78: The Profound Healing Power of Virtual Sand Tray Therapy with Jessica Stone Ph.D

In this episode of Play Therapy Community podcast, Dr. Jessica Stone shares all about the healing power of Virtual Sandtray Therapy. She is the brilliant creator of the Virtual Sandtray App used by an increasing number of clinicians around the globe. Development of the Virtual Sandtray app intentionally included the main tenets of Sandtray Therapy to preserve its profound therapeutic healing power. You can find more about Dr. Stone, the Virtual Sandtray Therapy application, and her professional trainings at: www.jessicastonephd.com www.sandtrayplay.com https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Play-Therapy-Jessica-Stone/dp/0367001926/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/virtual-sandtray/id916460128 https://www.facebook.com/VirtualSandtray https://www.facebook.com/digitalplaytherapy/

27 min3 w ago
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78: The Profound Healing Power of Virtual Sand Tray Therapy with Jessica Stone Ph.D

77: Nurturing Parent Engagement in Play Therapy with Clair Mellethin

In this episode, Clair Mellenthin guides us through the important pieces of parent consultation. She highlights the importance of meeting parents with compassion and connection through support. Through this approach, client’s tend to meet their treatment goals in a more thorough, faster way. Clair offers support and coaching to parents and clinicians. You can find more of what she has to offer at these links to her website, https://clairmellenthin.com/online-courses-for-professional/#professional and https://clairmellenthin.com/online-learning-for-parents/

31 minSEP 23
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77: Nurturing Parent Engagement in Play Therapy with Clair Mellethin

76: Parent Play Therapy Consultation

In this Parent Play Therapy Consultation episode, you will learn about: ...what to cover in an initial phone call with parents/caregivers of potential child clients. ...how to describe the process and benefits of Play Therapy to parents/caregivers. ...how to structure your parent consultation to best fit your therapeutic approach. ...how to nurture a trusting, secure relationship with parents and caregivers. ...how to communicate with parents/caregivers throughout the process without breaching your child clients' limited confidentiality. ...how to communicate with parents/caregivers, and other helpers, within ethical and legal parameters when providing consultation. ...where to find effective parenting strategies and quality resources to share with parents/caregivers.

26 minSEP 15
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76: Parent Play Therapy Consultation

75: EMDR Therapy with Children

In this Episode, Jackie Flynn, EMDRIA approved consultant and a registered play therapist talks about EMDR therapy with kids. EMDR Therapy has 8 phases: 1. History Talking, 2. Preparation, 3. Assessment, 4. Desensitization, 5. Reprocessing, 6. Body Scan, 7. Closure, 8. Reevaluation. Since children are not miniature adults, it's important to work with children in developmentally appropriate ways. Play Therapy techniques can be integrated into all 8 of the phases to support children's developing brains. Be sure to check out www.jackieflynnconsulting.com if you are an EMDR trained therapist in search of advanced training to teach you how to adapt your work to fit the needs of your child and teen clients.

45 minSEP 9
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75: EMDR Therapy with Children

74: Sandtray Therapy

In this episode, Jamie shares with us some basic information about Sandtray Therapy. She discusses the importance of formalized training and warns against offering sandtray therapy to your clients if you have not received adequate training. Sandtray is a powerful tool that can open up and heal some painful issues that require specialized training to ensure client emotional safety. Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S has been a practicing child, family and play therapist in Tennessee for almost 30 years. For most of that time she worked in community mental health before going into private practice in late 2016. Jamie is also an adjunct professor for two universities in Tennessee (Middle TN State University and Lipscomb University). She co-founded and serves as the President of the Tennessee branch of the Association for Play Therapy and is a charter member of the Children & Nature Network founded by RIchard Louv. Jamie specializes in working with children and their families who have undergone trauma, loss, divorce, disruption and other adverse conditions and brings in nature as part of healing practice whenever possible. A former Cub Scout leader for 15 years, she especially enjoys her personal and family time in nature, especially at the beach and the breathtaking Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S Licensed Clinical Social Worker Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor President, TN Association for Play Therapy Adjunct Faculty, MTSU Dept. of Social Work and Lipscomb University Dept. of Psychology, Counseling and Family Science Board Member, World Assoc of Sand Therapy Professionals

38 minSEP 1
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74: Sandtray Therapy

73: Helping Children with Autism and other Social Communication Challenges

In this episode, Sarah Wayland shares with us a bit about the developing brain and the differing aspects of those with an autism spectrum disorder. She shares personal stories about the importance of the child relationship and how fluctuations in the parents’ emotional regulation can effect the child. Sarah discusses how children with an autism spectrum disorder often struggle with social situations and how we can support them through parent consultation and working directly with the child themselves. Sarah Wayland is a certified RDI Consultant, parent coach, and Special Needs Care Navigator at the company she founded, Guiding Exceptional Parents. She helps parents of children with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and other brain-based differences learn how to confidently and effectively help their children at home, at school, and in the community. As an RDI consultant, Dr. Wayland works with parents of kids who have trouble connecting with others to show them how to teach their children the essential skills that make relationships work. By learning about everyone in the family and collaborating with them, she helps families develop customized strategies that work. Dr. Wayland got her B.A. from Rice University, her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Brandeis University, and had two postdoctoral fellowships - one at Northeastern University and another at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has worked as a software designer, and as a researcher, but her most valuable training came from parenting her two boys, both exceptional. You can learn more at www.guidingexceptionalparents.com.

56 minAUG 25
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73: Helping Children with Autism and other Social Communication Challenges

72: Exploring the Therapeutic Benefits of Food

In this episode, Althea Simpson shares with us about how she uses food to support her clients in session when necessary. She explains that some clients may have experienced the trauma of neglect and being without food in their past which can feel extremely dysregulating to clients. When we use food in session, we help our clients to feel nurtured and cared about. Althea Simpson is the founder of Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions and Unicorn Life Play Therapy Training. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Additionally, Althea has a B.S. in Business Management; MBA in Marketing: and MSW in Organizational Leadership. Althea’s passion for helping individuals go from “Hurt to Healed” aided in her decision to return to George Mason University to complete requirements to become a Clinical Social Worker and specialize in trauma recovery. Althea’s experience in the fields of business and mental health spans 20 years. Althea is pursuing her PhD in Business Psychology Consulting at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Althea Simpson, LCSW, LICSW, CCTP, SAP, CAMS-II, RPT-S, CSOTP Resident Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions, PLLC Website: www.brighter-day.net Symposium Website: www.blackplaytherapy.com

29 minAUG 18
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72: Exploring the Therapeutic Benefits of Food

71: Supporting Our LGBTQ Youth

In this episode, Samantha Willis shares with us about the painful experiences that our LGBTQ youth often go through alone. She stressed the importance of acceptance and compassion. She mentions the benefits of displaying symbols, such as a rainbow, that communicate a message that she is a safe person to authentically share with. She recommends that therapists connect with other therapists in their area to maximize benefits for clients in search of a therapist that can support their unique needs. Samantha earned a Master’s of Education in Counseling and Guidance with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Montevallo. She also earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Social Work with a Minor in Philosophy and Religion from the University of Montevallo. Samantha is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Alabama, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and Registered Play Therapist. Samantha has a certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She utilizes peer-reviewed and evidence-based therapeutic techniques in her practice such as play therapy, sand tray therapy, and art therapy. Samantha is a Body-Brain sand tray specialist and uses the techniques with all ages. Samantha works primarily with clients who have experienced trauma, experience dissociative symptoms, are in the LGBTQ+ community, or are transgender. Samantha is currently a student at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) studying Gender Studies and is currently writing her thesis entitled “Transgender and Non-Binary Lived Experiences Among Southern Appalachian Youth: Correlations of Mental Health and Interpersonal Relationship Dynamics Before, During, and After the Coming out Process.” Samantha Willis, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, Registered Play Therapist Avail Services, LLC Websites: avail.services, avail.institute

52 minAUG 11
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71: Supporting Our LGBTQ Youth

70: Understanding the Aftermath of Shame

In this episode, Sandra explains how shame impacts a child’s development. She offers some tips to process through shame as well as presents a technique that therapists can use to support their clients through the healing process. Sandra B. Stanford, LMHC, has a heart for people who find themselves in hard situations. Because of this passion, she earned her Master’s Degree in Psychological Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University (Orlando campus). She currently is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing at Charis Counseling Center in Titusville, FL. Sandra is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which helps in the healing process for people who have experienced traumatic events. She is a Daring Way Facilitator in Brene Brown’s organization which focuses on “I am enough…now! Sandra also works with couples and is the founder of Our Marriage Matters retreats and conferences. Sandra received her BS in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University (Palm Beach campus) in 1986. She and her wonderful husband, David, have been married since 1988. They have two precious adult children, Jonathan and Anna Beth and a son in love, Christopher, new grandson Ashton and 2 Airedale grand-dogs named Sherlock and Weta. Sandra B. Stanford, MS, LMHC MH13286 EMDR CERTIFIED THERAPIST Certified Daring Way Facilitator Founder Our Marriage Matters Retreats/Workshops https://sandrabstanfordcounseling.com/ https://www.chariscounselingcenter.com/sandra-stanford/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRziopWTHJ13cDNSMYQxgaA

52 minAUG 4
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70: Understanding the Aftermath of Shame

Latest Episodes

79: Healing Trauma with Expressive & Play Therapies with Marshall Lyles

In this episode, Marshall Lyles shares his passion for helping his clients heal from trauma through Expressive Arts. When I reached out to Marshall to invite him on the podcast, I requested a conversation focusing on his use of poetry with his clients. In this episode, you’ll notice that we cover much more than poetry. Marshall is highly trained and well versed in so many healing traumas and approaches that it was difficult to limit our conversation. I’m excited for you to experience our conversation about how he used expressive arts to heal trauma. He is an EMDRIA approved consultant and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, among many other credentials that speak to his capacity to treat trauma. Be sure to visit www.marshalllyles.com www.therapistsworkshop.com to learn more about him and to see his beautiful expressive arts studio.

37 min1 w ago
Comments
79: Healing Trauma with Expressive & Play Therapies with Marshall Lyles

78: The Profound Healing Power of Virtual Sand Tray Therapy with Jessica Stone Ph.D

In this episode of Play Therapy Community podcast, Dr. Jessica Stone shares all about the healing power of Virtual Sandtray Therapy. She is the brilliant creator of the Virtual Sandtray App used by an increasing number of clinicians around the globe. Development of the Virtual Sandtray app intentionally included the main tenets of Sandtray Therapy to preserve its profound therapeutic healing power. You can find more about Dr. Stone, the Virtual Sandtray Therapy application, and her professional trainings at: www.jessicastonephd.com www.sandtrayplay.com https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Play-Therapy-Jessica-Stone/dp/0367001926/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 https://apps.apple.com/us/app/virtual-sandtray/id916460128 https://www.facebook.com/VirtualSandtray https://www.facebook.com/digitalplaytherapy/

27 min3 w ago
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78: The Profound Healing Power of Virtual Sand Tray Therapy with Jessica Stone Ph.D

77: Nurturing Parent Engagement in Play Therapy with Clair Mellethin

In this episode, Clair Mellenthin guides us through the important pieces of parent consultation. She highlights the importance of meeting parents with compassion and connection through support. Through this approach, client’s tend to meet their treatment goals in a more thorough, faster way. Clair offers support and coaching to parents and clinicians. You can find more of what she has to offer at these links to her website, https://clairmellenthin.com/online-courses-for-professional/#professional and https://clairmellenthin.com/online-learning-for-parents/

31 minSEP 23
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77: Nurturing Parent Engagement in Play Therapy with Clair Mellethin

76: Parent Play Therapy Consultation

In this Parent Play Therapy Consultation episode, you will learn about: ...what to cover in an initial phone call with parents/caregivers of potential child clients. ...how to describe the process and benefits of Play Therapy to parents/caregivers. ...how to structure your parent consultation to best fit your therapeutic approach. ...how to nurture a trusting, secure relationship with parents and caregivers. ...how to communicate with parents/caregivers throughout the process without breaching your child clients' limited confidentiality. ...how to communicate with parents/caregivers, and other helpers, within ethical and legal parameters when providing consultation. ...where to find effective parenting strategies and quality resources to share with parents/caregivers.

26 minSEP 15
Comments
76: Parent Play Therapy Consultation

75: EMDR Therapy with Children

In this Episode, Jackie Flynn, EMDRIA approved consultant and a registered play therapist talks about EMDR therapy with kids. EMDR Therapy has 8 phases: 1. History Talking, 2. Preparation, 3. Assessment, 4. Desensitization, 5. Reprocessing, 6. Body Scan, 7. Closure, 8. Reevaluation. Since children are not miniature adults, it's important to work with children in developmentally appropriate ways. Play Therapy techniques can be integrated into all 8 of the phases to support children's developing brains. Be sure to check out www.jackieflynnconsulting.com if you are an EMDR trained therapist in search of advanced training to teach you how to adapt your work to fit the needs of your child and teen clients.

45 minSEP 9
Comments
75: EMDR Therapy with Children

74: Sandtray Therapy

In this episode, Jamie shares with us some basic information about Sandtray Therapy. She discusses the importance of formalized training and warns against offering sandtray therapy to your clients if you have not received adequate training. Sandtray is a powerful tool that can open up and heal some painful issues that require specialized training to ensure client emotional safety. Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S has been a practicing child, family and play therapist in Tennessee for almost 30 years. For most of that time she worked in community mental health before going into private practice in late 2016. Jamie is also an adjunct professor for two universities in Tennessee (Middle TN State University and Lipscomb University). She co-founded and serves as the President of the Tennessee branch of the Association for Play Therapy and is a charter member of the Children & Nature Network founded by RIchard Louv. Jamie specializes in working with children and their families who have undergone trauma, loss, divorce, disruption and other adverse conditions and brings in nature as part of healing practice whenever possible. A former Cub Scout leader for 15 years, she especially enjoys her personal and family time in nature, especially at the beach and the breathtaking Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S Licensed Clinical Social Worker Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor President, TN Association for Play Therapy Adjunct Faculty, MTSU Dept. of Social Work and Lipscomb University Dept. of Psychology, Counseling and Family Science Board Member, World Assoc of Sand Therapy Professionals

38 minSEP 1
Comments
74: Sandtray Therapy

73: Helping Children with Autism and other Social Communication Challenges

In this episode, Sarah Wayland shares with us a bit about the developing brain and the differing aspects of those with an autism spectrum disorder. She shares personal stories about the importance of the child relationship and how fluctuations in the parents’ emotional regulation can effect the child. Sarah discusses how children with an autism spectrum disorder often struggle with social situations and how we can support them through parent consultation and working directly with the child themselves. Sarah Wayland is a certified RDI Consultant, parent coach, and Special Needs Care Navigator at the company she founded, Guiding Exceptional Parents. She helps parents of children with ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, and other brain-based differences learn how to confidently and effectively help their children at home, at school, and in the community. As an RDI consultant, Dr. Wayland works with parents of kids who have trouble connecting with others to show them how to teach their children the essential skills that make relationships work. By learning about everyone in the family and collaborating with them, she helps families develop customized strategies that work. Dr. Wayland got her B.A. from Rice University, her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Brandeis University, and had two postdoctoral fellowships - one at Northeastern University and another at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has worked as a software designer, and as a researcher, but her most valuable training came from parenting her two boys, both exceptional. You can learn more at www.guidingexceptionalparents.com.

56 minAUG 25
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73: Helping Children with Autism and other Social Communication Challenges

72: Exploring the Therapeutic Benefits of Food

In this episode, Althea Simpson shares with us about how she uses food to support her clients in session when necessary. She explains that some clients may have experienced the trauma of neglect and being without food in their past which can feel extremely dysregulating to clients. When we use food in session, we help our clients to feel nurtured and cared about. Althea Simpson is the founder of Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions and Unicorn Life Play Therapy Training. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. Additionally, Althea has a B.S. in Business Management; MBA in Marketing: and MSW in Organizational Leadership. Althea’s passion for helping individuals go from “Hurt to Healed” aided in her decision to return to George Mason University to complete requirements to become a Clinical Social Worker and specialize in trauma recovery. Althea’s experience in the fields of business and mental health spans 20 years. Althea is pursuing her PhD in Business Psychology Consulting at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Althea Simpson, LCSW, LICSW, CCTP, SAP, CAMS-II, RPT-S, CSOTP Resident Brighter Day Therapeutic Solutions, PLLC Website: www.brighter-day.net Symposium Website: www.blackplaytherapy.com

29 minAUG 18
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72: Exploring the Therapeutic Benefits of Food

71: Supporting Our LGBTQ Youth

In this episode, Samantha Willis shares with us about the painful experiences that our LGBTQ youth often go through alone. She stressed the importance of acceptance and compassion. She mentions the benefits of displaying symbols, such as a rainbow, that communicate a message that she is a safe person to authentically share with. She recommends that therapists connect with other therapists in their area to maximize benefits for clients in search of a therapist that can support their unique needs. Samantha earned a Master’s of Education in Counseling and Guidance with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Montevallo. She also earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Social Work with a Minor in Philosophy and Religion from the University of Montevallo. Samantha is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Alabama, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and Registered Play Therapist. Samantha has a certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She utilizes peer-reviewed and evidence-based therapeutic techniques in her practice such as play therapy, sand tray therapy, and art therapy. Samantha is a Body-Brain sand tray specialist and uses the techniques with all ages. Samantha works primarily with clients who have experienced trauma, experience dissociative symptoms, are in the LGBTQ+ community, or are transgender. Samantha is currently a student at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) studying Gender Studies and is currently writing her thesis entitled “Transgender and Non-Binary Lived Experiences Among Southern Appalachian Youth: Correlations of Mental Health and Interpersonal Relationship Dynamics Before, During, and After the Coming out Process.” Samantha Willis, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, Registered Play Therapist Avail Services, LLC Websites: avail.services, avail.institute

52 minAUG 11
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71: Supporting Our LGBTQ Youth

70: Understanding the Aftermath of Shame

In this episode, Sandra explains how shame impacts a child’s development. She offers some tips to process through shame as well as presents a technique that therapists can use to support their clients through the healing process. Sandra B. Stanford, LMHC, has a heart for people who find themselves in hard situations. Because of this passion, she earned her Master’s Degree in Psychological Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University (Orlando campus). She currently is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing at Charis Counseling Center in Titusville, FL. Sandra is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which helps in the healing process for people who have experienced traumatic events. She is a Daring Way Facilitator in Brene Brown’s organization which focuses on “I am enough…now! Sandra also works with couples and is the founder of Our Marriage Matters retreats and conferences. Sandra received her BS in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University (Palm Beach campus) in 1986. She and her wonderful husband, David, have been married since 1988. They have two precious adult children, Jonathan and Anna Beth and a son in love, Christopher, new grandson Ashton and 2 Airedale grand-dogs named Sherlock and Weta. Sandra B. Stanford, MS, LMHC MH13286 EMDR CERTIFIED THERAPIST Certified Daring Way Facilitator Founder Our Marriage Matters Retreats/Workshops https://sandrabstanfordcounseling.com/ https://www.chariscounselingcenter.com/sandra-stanford/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRziopWTHJ13cDNSMYQxgaA

52 minAUG 4
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70: Understanding the Aftermath of Shame
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