Podcast Guest Bios
Shona Tucker is currently performing on Broadway in the critically-acclaimed production of To Kill a Mockingbird, a new play based on the timeless novel by Harper Lee. She recently performed in Yale Repertory Theatre's Mary Jane by Amy Herzog. Her Off-Broadway credits include: New York Theater Workshop, Lincoln Center Directors' Lab, The Public Theater, Circle in the Square, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, and La MaMa, e.t.c. She has worked at numerous regional theaters, and has many television and film credits, which you can read on the detail page for this episode of the podcast, at bit.ly/hm2-010. And Shona is an Associate Professor of Drama and Chair of the Drama Department at Vassar College.
Shona’s solo play with music, Growing Wild, a hit at the #HealMeToo Festival, is about a family's inter-generational quest to heal from the trauma of a mysterious sex crime.
Fiona True LCSW is a member of the senior teaching faculty of the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is Co-Director of the Center for Children and Relational Trauma, a clinical research program that has addressed issues of family violence and relational trauma since 1992. She has authored several papers on the subject of intra-familial sexual abuse and the clinical methodology, which the center developed, to address the dilemmas and impasses that this set of presenting problems generates.
She directed the Ackerman’s International and Community training programs for twelve years, developing programs in Hong Kong, Argentina, Chile and Japan. She regularly consults and trains in community mental health agencies and providers of residential care. She has presented the work of the Center both internationally and within the United States. She maintains private practices in both New York City and Connecticut.
She was the recipient of the American Family Therapy Association (AFTA) Award for Contribution to Theory and Practice, together with Marcia Sheinberg and Peter Fraenkel in 2004.