Treating Mind and Spirit as One

“Mindful Listening: Culling and Shifting Client Narratives” – Registration Now Open for Fall 2017 PSI Conference

Come learn how to think like a dramaturge; inquire like a questionologist; and enlist the “write” brain toward drawing out and transforming client material.

Keynote Speaker  
Gail Noppe-Brandon, LCSW, MPA, MA

will be presenting:

Mindful Listening: 
Culling and Shifting Client Narratives    

Saturday, November 11th, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
7 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

4.0 CECs available for LCSW/LMSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs

Admission $40 – $80

Gail Noppe-Brandon, LCSW, MPA, MA has over 25 years of experience in narratology. Her method has been used by universities, social service organizations, and individuals to bring authenticity, empathy, and clarity to dialogue…with self, and with others.

In his book Mind, Dr Daniel Seigel notes that clients’ recovery was often “directly related to how they made sense of their lives and created a coherent narrative of their life experiences.” Clinicals can help them make sense of their individual lives by encouraging a fuller, deeper understanding of narrative itself.

As a result of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Define the concepts of dramaturgy, questionology and narratology and how to apply them in a clinical setting;
  • Articulate the benefits of a narratological frame for creating a non-pathologized view of where their clients are stuck.
  • Apply the concept of narrative reconstruction to the desired shifts in a client’s self-concept, or core schemas, that will be based on the re-membered and/or re-framed material that emerges in the work

Gail served as Assistant Dean of Arts & Science at NYU and holds an MA in Writing, an MPA in Organizational Development, and an MSW in clinical social work. A graduate of LaGuardia HS for the Arts, Gail is a published playwright and was the first ever recipient of the Drama League’s Grant for new Works. She is author of three books, several chapters and many articles on voicing and revising self-narratives, and is a featured Communication Coach on PBS and a documentary film about her work received the Chris Award at the Columbus International Film Festival in 2008. She was in clinical practice at the JBFCS Manhattan Greenberg Center from 2010-2105, and currently provides therapy, coaching and training to individuals and groups privately.

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