Why Their Words Matter:
Making Sense of Clients' Stories
Gail Noppe-Brandon, LMSW, MPA, MA
Friday, April 5, 2013, 6:30 PM
80 Fifth Avenue, Room 1408
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Everybody has a story. Articulating this narrative helps people to make sense of their lives, and a ‘"Guided Revision" of it helps them to heal. While clients tell their story in many ways (body language, symptoms, facial expressions, feelings, etc.), recent neuroscience supports the idea that retrieving their own specific words is an essential, and often neglected, part of the puzzle.
This workshop will provide tools that any clinician can use to heighten their comfort and agility with unpacking their client’s written and spoken text, both within and between sessions. Re-framing text can unfreeze a traumatic story or revise the roles for clients who are embedded in the stories of narcissistic parents, or even empower those for whom self-care creates a frighteningly radical revision of their story of dependency As a clinician and narratologist, Gail Noppe-Brandon will present case examples, discuss concepts, and share insights from her 25 years of practice.
When & Where
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center is a psychoanalytic training institute PPSC is dedicated to using multiple theoretical perspectives to provide high-level training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy to psychologists, social workers and other qualified mental health practitioners. PPSC graduates psychoanalysts and psychotherapists who represent our unique tradition of diversity, recognition and respect for the individual. In the spirit of what we believe psychoanalysis to be, PPSC is committed to community, curiosity and collegiality that foster openness to learning from each other. This is the foundation of our training of students and how they work with each patient.
PPSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin or analytic orientation in the administration of its admissions and educational policies.