Event date: 8/12/2022 Export event
Mark Wills
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Health Narratives to Support Social Work Practice

NASW California

4 p.m.-6 p.m.

In this two-hour workshop, we will explore how first-person health narratives (i.e., "real" stories) can be used to support and strengthen social work practice.

Through engagement with written narratives (first-person accounts; magazine article, newspaper editorial, etc.), we will enhance skills of critical self-reflection, deep listening, and analysis of social inequities. Selected stories will expose participants to the voices of those who have traditionally been marginalized and silenced in dominant culture and reveal how privilege functions. In facilitated discussions, participants will engage with questions of power and privilege; what stories get told and who listens. They will be challenged to recognize how they listen, what they listen for and why, and what they decide to ask and do not.

Tickets are limited to 95 registrants.

Course Objectives
Attendees will learn about and apply traditional humanities approaches to:
  • Deepen an ability to be present and actively listen to clients/patients;
  • Expand and further develop self-awareness and reflexivity skills; and
  • Develop critical reading and analysis skills.
Register for Health Narratives to Support Social Work Practice.
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