Lisa Rose Apramian
|This biographical article relies too much on references to primary sources. (October 2008)|
|Lisa Rose Apramian|
|Awards||Best Documentary at the New York Underground Film Festival in 1996|
Lisa Rose Apramian (also known as Dr. Lisa) is an Armenian American author and director. She is most known for the documentary she wrote, directed, produced Not Bad for a Girl, which was executive produced by Tina Silvey co-produced by Kyle C. Kyle, former drummer for Venus and the Razorblades and the Motels, and Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain. The film focused on the women in rock, creativity and gender performance. It included grunge and women's rock movements such as Rock for Choice with Feminist Majority, the riot grrrl scene and musicians including artists such as L7, Babes in Toyland, Hole and the Lunachicks. Joan Jett is also interviewed. Apramian studied at the University of Southern California where she received a B.S. in psychology and a B.S. in Critical Gender Studies, a M.S. and Ph.D in Counseling Psychology and phenomenology. She currently facilitates workshops, teaches courses and conducts research. She occasionally engages in theatrical coaching. Two of her clients), Renee Humphrey and Alicia Witt, were awarded Jury Awards for best acting Sundance Film Festival, in Rafael Zelinsky's movie, Fun.
From psychcrime database: Apramian, Lisa Rose psychologist U.S. California. While employed as an independent contractor at Donovan Correctional Facility (San Diego, CA), Apramian was alleged to have engaged in dual relationships with inmates there. Dual relationships is an ambiguous term and can include acceptable, legal and ethical non-exploitive relationships. Read about positive dual relationships by Ofer Zur, Ph.D. (http://www.zurinstitute.com/dualconsensus.html). While being investigated, she continued to work at several more maximum security prisons. Dr Lisa did not need nor desire to contest the allegations but instead surrendered her license while still under investigation, in May 24, 2004. She chose instead to become a legal advocate for abused prisoners and expose correctional officers and warden corruption within several prisons. After a successful lawsuit, she helped gang members by exposing them to new worlds. She promoted their participationg in gang awareness TFK and prisoners' recovery from SHU syndrome. She is working on a book about her experiences of self-realization which informed her liberated view and the truth about the allegations. She had been studying the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Gangaji and ex-convict, John Sherman and incorporating these teachings working with prisoners from consultations within San Quentin. She moved on to become director of Spiral Awakening, LLC and in addition to midwifing paroles, she focuses on global women's issues such as helping to eradicate FGM female genital mutilation, dog bite prevention, expressive arts, consciousness and holistic sex research and education at AASECT conferences (http://www.aasect.org/pdfs/aasect_41st_annual_conference_registration.pdf). You can participate in her women's study at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/enlightenedpilotsurvey. She is currently working on her next feature length film and re-introducing an ancient practice and archetype Naga yoga and meditation as part of Snake Medicine series (http://www.ocregister.com/articles/snakes-377410-snake-around.html?pic=2)
- Guthmann, Edward. "Women Rock Out in `Not Bad' Their wild energy lifts sloppy film", San Francisco Chronicle, Pg G-3, April 1, 1997
- Kyle C. Kyle bio