FOR LISA WESSAN
Lisa Wessan, Co-Chair of the NASW's Northeast Region
Private Practice Shared Interest Group
These citations are listed in reverse chronological order.
Wessan, L. (2018, Sept/Oct). Walk and Talk Therapy: Moving Towards Wholeness. Social Work Voice. 16-17.
Wessan, L. (2017, December 4). How to Improve Your Interpersonal Effectiveness. The Lighter Side of Transformation. Retrieved from https://mirthmaven.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/how-to-improve-your-interpersonal-effectiveness/.
Mitchell, S. (2016, December 20). Empire Radio interview about Wessan's creative approaches to encourage therapeutic transformation. (8 Min.) Retrieved from http://empirebroadcastinggroup.com/lisa-wessan-12-20-16-psychotherapist/
Wessan, L. (2016, January 13). The art of living is in the art of waiting. PULSE. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/art-living-waiting-lisa-wessan-licsw?trk=mp-author-card
(2016, January 1). Make glorious, amazing mistakes. PULSE. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/make-glorious-amazing-mistakes-lisa-wessan-licsw?trk=mp-author-card
Wessan, L. (2015, December 12). 'Tis the season to connect with the Numinous! PULSE. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tis-season-connect-numinous-lisa-wessan-licsw?trk=mp-author-card.
Malai, M. (2015, February). Alternative therapies can enrich practice. NASW News. Volume 60, No. 2. [Excellent exploration of alternative modalities to blend with traditional treatment process, featuring Wessan for therapeutic laughter and grief work.] Retrieved from https://www.socialworkers.org/News/NASW-News/ID/209/Alternative-therapies-can-enrich-practice
Jackson, K. (2014, May/June). Social Worker Self Care - The Overlooked Core Competency. Social Work Today. Vol. 14, No. 3, p. 14. Retrieved from https://www.socialworkers.org/News/NASW-News/ID/209/Alternative-therapies-can-enrich-practice
Wessan, L. (2014, April). Deconstructing the Hoarding Spectrum: A Holistic Approach (Part I of II) FOCUS Journal. Vol. 41, No. 4.
(2014, May). Deconstructing
the Hoarding Spectrum: A Holistic Approach (Part II of II)
Pace, P. (2014,
fatigue a growing concern. NASW
News.Vol. 59, No. 1. [broken link, in process of retrieving article]
Wessan, L. (2013, September). Preventing Compassion Fatigue. FOCUS Journal. Vol. 40, No. 6.
McCally, K. (2013, August). Have you had your Daily Ecstatic Seizure today? Rochester Review. Retrieved from http://www.rochester.edu/pr/Review/V75N6/1001_masterclass.html
Wessan, L. (2013). Using Humor and Laughter in Therapy. Focus Journal. Vol. 40, No. 4. 3,11.
Loughman, M. (2013, February 14). Chelmsford's Lisa Wessan laughs it up. Chelmsford Independent. Retrieved from http://chelmsford.wickedlocal.com/x846057457/Chelmsfords-Lisa-Wessan-laughs-it-up
Perry, K. (2012, July 10). Got Clutter? Cleaning out your closet can lead to a happier life. The Chelmsford Patch. Retrieved from . https://patch.com/massachusetts/chelmsford/got-clutter-cleaning-out-your-closet-can-lead-to-a-happier-life.
Gavin, J. (2010, September 7). Laughing with the Joys and Troubles of Life Leads to Growth. By Julia Gavin. The Chelmsford Patch. Retrieved from https://patch.com/massachusetts/chelmsford/laughing-with-the-joys-and-troubles-of-life-leads-to-growth
Waterhouse, G. (2010, May 16). Seriously, folks, he argues, laughter is the best medicine: The gelotologist is in, pitching a cure for stress. The Boston Globe. Retrieved from http://archive.boston.com/news/health/articles/2010/05/16/for_georgetowns_richard_mullen_laughter_the_best_medicine/
Hovanasian, D. (2010, June 7). Spirit of cooperation: Jewish congregation in Chelmsford and Muslim congregation in Billerica join forces to reach out to community. The Lowell Sun. Retrieved from http://www.lowellsun.com/religion/ci_15244253#ixzz0qJ16Mlpa
N. (2008, August 31). Make 'em laugh: Chelmsford counselor is dedicated to the healing power
of mirth. The Lowell Sun. Retrieved
Tuttle, N. (2008, August 31). Laughter Therapy. Video of Lowell Sun staff, retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x13kAb478tE.
Wessan, L. (2010, August). S.H.A.M.E. = Should have
already mastered everything. News from a Spacious Place. Retrieved from http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs080/1101734258730/archive/1103604762167.html
Cantrell, C. (2009, April 19). Decluttering Life. The Boston Globe. Retrieved from http://archive.boston.com/news/local/articles/2009/04/19/decluttering_life/
Taylor, D. (2009, April 9). Laughter is the best medicine, so here's to your health. Retrieved from http://archive.boston.com/ae/events/articles/2009/04/09/laughter_is_best_medicine_so_heres_to_your_health/
Lerner, H. (2005). What Makes a Strong Woman? 101 Insights from Some Remarkable Women. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel. [Wessan featured on page 33.] Also retrieve from https://books.google.com/books?id=M49CsTYIs2IC&pg=PA33&lpg=PA33&dq=%22lisa+wessan%22&source=web&ots=RwzyFpp0Pm&sig=YQ1Pd1AgmnanqBgt23GWin75etw#v=onepage&q=%22lisa%20wessan%22&f=false
Cantrell, C. (2007, September 23). Laughter is the Best Medicine. The Boston Globe. Retrieved from
Findlen, C. (2010, May 25). Three part television and radio interviews with Chris Findlen on laughter therapy, team building with laughter, laughter meditation. Money Matters Boston. Retrieved from http://www.lisawessan.com/VIDEO%20CLIP%20CHART.htm
[These older articles have links that are broken/compromised, I'm in the process of retrieving the original articles. They are listed here only as a reference.]
3, 2011 – THE CONCORD JOURNAL – Reiki Master to present workshop.
June 3, 2010, THE
JEWISH JOURNAL, The Qutbi Masjid and Congregation Shalom Team Up for a Community
November, 2008 - NASW NEWS (National Association
of Social Workers), "Social Work in the Public Eye" by Paul R.
May 12, 2008 - One hour radio Interview -
Declutter Your Heart & Home - with host Debby Hoffman on WKLX 1450’s
Community Business Connection. Aired multiple times throughout the Concord NH
area. Hear it on http://www.wkxl1450.com.
April 29, 2008 - Radio Interview - The Ways to
Harmony - Inside and Out,
February 20, 2008 - 30 minute radio Interview - What is Laughter
Therapy? With host Dean Johnson on
Shrink Rap, January 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 2008, "From Clutter to Clarity with Lisa Wessan" with host Edna M. Lezotte, D.Min., LICSW and Szifra Birke, M.S.
Somerville Journal News, Somerville, MA, July 11, 2007,
"From Clutter to Clarity"
CNN News, "Paula Zahn Now," March 10,
2005, "Laughter is the Best Medicine."
Wessan Brings Team Building with Laughter to Rhode Island.
Lisa Wessan “The Shamebuster” Speaks on Clutter in Chelmsford. PRLOG, July 3, 2012.
Wessan presents Laughter Therapy for Neuropathy Association, Weston, MA,
PR LOG. September 14, 2010.
Lisa Wessan invited to be Ambassador for National Speakers Association (NSA) THE PR LOG, September 6, 2010.