Rosemary Dunn Dalton has been advocating on behalf of the oppressed for the past half-century. She is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice and a former faculty member in the Psychology Department at Southern Oregon University.
Connection and relational theory drive Rosemary’s interactions with clients. She views empathy as the path to connection. The markers of a positive connection include engagement, relational authenticity, mutuality, and empowerment.
Rosemary shares her knowledge with those seeking licensure in mental health counseling and social work. Good supervision can counter feelings of powerlessness, helping you stay hopeful for change in people, institutions, and society.
Look At You (Marie)
The crown of your head silver and white, I glimpsed as you lay next to me. My mother had insisted I ‘do’ her hair, the
You’re Still Here (Lake Tahoe)
This is our third visit and Lake Tahoe, you are still here. You glow like glass reflecting cobalt blue, aquamarine, vermillion seen like nowhere else.
Now I See You (Molly)
So little, vulnerable, unable to grasp my thumb, no Babinski clutch. Then we knew: you were injured. Your brain impacted at birth, maybe. Or you
Perfect For Summer
Our halter tops reveal breasts peeking after a drawn out winter A hundred degrees incites groans in spite of the earlier drought of sunlight You
Please Don’t Eat the Babies
You swoop in again and again trying to eat the babies Who gives you the right No excuses about the chain of life Bigger birdies
Freedom to Marry
If your mouths are dropping to the floor, don’t be surprised or feel you are alone. Many of us scoffed at the idea of embracing
Protest Against Mountaintop Removal Mining in West Virginia
Larry Gibson, founder of Keeper of the Mountains, participated in a protest against mountaintop removal mining by shaving the heads of women who wanted to
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wants New Opposition Movement for Syria In an effort to “reshape” the opposition action in Syria, Secretary of State Hillary
Eighty-two-year-old Sister Megan Rice has been a peace activist who has been arrested many times for her acts of civil disobedience and antinuclear protests. She
Wilkins-O’Riley Zinn: A Remembrance
My friend died. She was my writing buddy. Three of us met in my living room. We always sat in the same spot, with the
Bill Clinton: Then and Now
It’s been tough listening to politicians since Bill Clinton left the presidency. He was a brilliant orator and still is. He had his shortcomings, which
Wendy Lee: A Matter of Survival
A professor of philosophy at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, Wendy Lee teaches environmental philosophy, feminist theory, bioethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind/brain.
Women Working for Change
My mother was born in 1896 before most of what we know of the world was possible, except war and violence. These two constants really didn’t seem to bother her much. She never talked about the world situation.