Increasingly, stories and narratives are utilized in education and clinical experiences. Research suggests that a clinician’s own experiences of loss and death may be connected to professional practices in these areas. Critical reflection is a core aspect of narrative practice, providing the narrative competence to “recognize, absorb, interpret, and honor” the stories of self and others. In this class, participants will be exposed to literature and theory on narrative practices and will consider how they relate to various practice settings. Participants will learn narrative techniques and engage through interactive exercises and personal reflection. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to connect to, interpret, and honor the stories of other participants as a practical example of how narrative practice may enrich communication with clients, families, and interprofessional teams.
Completion of this class will result in the receipt of 3 continuing education hours.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.