Tamara Pearl

PhD Student

Faculty of Education

Tamara Pearl

PhD Student

Faculty of Education

Areas of interest

Trauma informed practice, restorative prisons, arts based inquiry, somatic psychology, reconciliation, Indigenous healing

Biography

Tamara Pearl is a Registered Clinical Counselor in private practice and an adjunct faculty member in Adler University’s Masters of Counseling Psychology and Art Therapy program. She has worked in the field of trauma therapy for many years. She has also worked as a facilitator with North Shore Restorative justice. Additionally, she has worked with organizations that facilitate cultural bridge building such as Peace it Together (Israelis and Palestinians), Reconciliation Canada (Indigenous peoples and other Canadians), and The Daniel Pearl Foundation.

Current Research: Containers for Healing

Tamara’s research starts by using arts based research to address the the broad question of how evil can be conceptualized in a way that enables a healing response. It continues with a qualitative research study at Kwikwexwehlp Aboriginal Healing Village, a minimum security prison run by Correctional Services Canada in partnership with Sta’alis Nation.Her study investigates and describes how the staff there create and maintain healing and transformative relationships within the correctional system and how the two systems - that of Correctional Services Canada and Indigenous healing - work together there.  She is particularly interested in how art and metaphor elucidate the process of healing.

Selected Publications

Pearl, T. (2018). From Fragmentation to Wholeness: Containers for HealingJournal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (JCACS) (Vol. 16). https://jcacs.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/jcacs/article/view/40368

Courses

Summer 2021

This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.