Narrative Gerontology Interventions: An Experiential Writing Workshop
Narrative gerontology, a sub-field of aging studies meaning “life as story,” deepens our understanding of how individuals change internally in late life in psychological and spiritual ways. Guided autobiography, life review, legacy writing and reflective writing en plein air are examples of narrative gerontology interventions. This experiential writing workshop will provide research evidence for the psychological and health benefits of reflective writing as well as examples of application in therapeutic or community-based settings. Participants will do “close reading” of a patient’s writing and through several writing prompts experience narrative gerontology first hand.
Therapeutic narrative gerontology techniques have been used increasingly in the fields of medicine, social work, and psychology. This experiential workshop will demonstrate reflective writing techniques that can be added to the therapist’s toolbox.
CASAL is an Approved Provider of continuing education through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Our Approved Provider number is RCS090601
CASAL is also approved as a provider of continuing education for psychologists by the Ohio Psychological Association Office of Mandatory Continuing Education (OPA-MCE). Our Approved Provider # is 340966056