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The Therapeutic Use of Narrative
Lauren Taylor '94
, Adjunct Lecturer, CUSSW

Thursday, March 21, 2013
6:00pm - 8:00pm

1255 Amsterdam Avenue
Dr. Carol H. Meyer Room (311/312)
New York, NY 

Lauren Taylor

This workshop will examine the meaning and value of personal narrative in the lives of our clients. Public and private themes will be explored in a sociocultural context. Participants will learn how narrative may be developed to therapeutic effect in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings. The workshop will include role plays, analysis of audio and video interviews, and a case presentation in which narrative was used to help alleviate anxiety and depression.

About the Presenter:
Lauren Taylor, M.A., M.S., L.C.S.W., psychiatric social worker and oral historian, is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work.  Ms. Taylor has been on staff since 1994 at the Service Program for Older People (SPOP), a mental health clinic for older adults. Ms. Taylor has also served as a field advisor and field instructor for Columbia University social work students interning in a range of aging agencies.

As both oral historian and clinician, Ms. Taylor has conducted dozens of life history interviews with older adults, both in the United States and abroad, and is studying the subjective experience of aging through the medium of narrative in a cross-cultural context. Ms. Taylor has lectured and published on the therapeutic use of oral history and life review for an aging population.

For those of you who are unable to attend in person, this program will be broadcast LIVE on the internet via Livestream.

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