Eliana Gil is the first in our Meet the Authors series
I met Eliana Gil in the mid-90s at an APSAC conference. She was looking through our selection of books, and asked how I knew so much about the children’s books we were displaying. That conversation led to a friendship that has spanned over three decades.
Throughout our friendship, I have been truly impressed by how grounded she is. Eliana has delivered thousands of presentations, written for numerous publications, and received accolades and awards of every kind. To this day, she remains one of the most humble, compassionate and kind people, I am fortunate to know.
Eliana saddened many of us when she announced she was semi-retired. However, despite her newfound passion for tennis, line-dancing, and the gym, she still remains a partner in a thriving group private practice and also provides trainings through Starbright Training Institute. This in addition to putting on a yearly conference. As a matter of fact, Eliana will be at Gil Institute doing a training and participating in the Annual Conference in Crystal City. So you can still see Eliana (and the rest of the incredible Gil Institute therapists) at the Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education Open House and Training the week of April 5th.
Eliana will be sharing her pearls of wisdom at the Mid-Atlantic Third Annual Play Therapy Training Institute on April 10-12, 2015 along with other well-known play therapy experts who share a passion for using expressive therapies in the treatment of trauma.
Author Template Q & A
How did you first become interested in the field of child abuse and neglect?
We know you are a very creative and artistic individual, did you ever consider a different profession?