Upcoming Workshop: Sustaining hope, creativity and emotional attunement

I will be offering a workshop, The Art of Narrative Psychiatry:  Sustaining hope, creativity and emotional attunement when working with people facing severe and persistent problems at Treleven Farm (Vergennes, Vermont) June 18 – 19, 2015.  (Click here for more details).

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Drawing from my knowledge and experience as a narrative psychiatrist, the workshop will focus on sustaining hope, creativity and emotional attunement when working with people facing severe and persistent problems.  While psychiatrists are heartily welcome, many other practitioners are also the intended audience for the book and the workshop.

This is a workshop where you can bring your hardest questions about the work that you find most challenging and get help with providing long-term treatment of long-term problems.  Over these two days, I will guide a small group of participants in reflecting on and getting support to freshly engage in their work with people facing tenacious problems, such as long-term psychiatric symptoms. I’ll provide some examples of my own work, interview several participants about their work using a reflecting team, and guide participants in interviewing one another to foster hope and open up new possibilities for challenging therapeutic situations.

I am also planning to offer an introductory workshop in Narrative Psychiatry in Northampton, Massachusetts, and will post here when the details are finalized.

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