TEAM NARRATIVE

TEAM NARRATIVE IS A COLLECTIVE OF EDUCATORS ACROSS CLINICAL AND HUMANITIES DISCIPLINES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO WHO OFFER LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS ON THE ROLE OF WORKING WITH STORIES IN LEARNING AND HEALTH-RELATED ENCOUNTERS.

THE GOAL OF THIS TEACHING IS TO IMPROVE: REFLECTIVE CAPACITY, NARRATIVE COMPETENCE, VISUAL LITERACY AND CRITICAL THINKING, WHILE EMPHASIZING LEARNER RESILIENCE AND SELF-CARE.

TEAM NARRATIVE is a collaboration between the Health, Arts and Humanities Program (www.health-humanities.com) and the MSPI (Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute). Sessions are available for learners from all disciplines and levels of training. We are also a part of PHES, The Division of Psychotherapies, Humanities and Educational Scholarship within the Department of Psychiatry which focuses on Reflective Capacity and Relationship-Centered Care.

 

Faculty:

Allan Peterkin MD – TEAM NARRATIVE Leader

Mary Beattie PHD, Susan Belanger MLS, Suze Berkhout MD, Monica Branigan MD; Ronna Bloom MEd/Poet-In-Residence;

Sue Macrae RN, PHD; Allison Crawford MD; Bill Gayner MSW; Karen Gold PHD, RSW, Julie Hann OT, Afarin Hosseini MD, Hartley Jafine MA ,Rex Kay MD, Louise Kinross; Elysse Leonard MA, Dawn Lim MD, Nancy McNaughton PHD; Jessica Munro NP,

Carol Nash PHD, LJ Nelles MFA, Aaron Orkin MD, MPH, Nick Pimlott MD, Jeremy Rezmovitz MD, Michael Roberts MD, Ron Ruskin MD;

Tilda Shalof RN; Miriam Shuchman MD, Anne Simmonds RN, PHD, Eva-Marie Stern (Art Therapist); Damian Tarnopolsky PHD, Paul Uy MD;

Shelley Wall PHD (Illustrator  In Residence), Dan Yashinsky (Storyteller in Residence)

 

Introductory Lectures:

These can be scheduled as 45-minute talks with discussion time or 1.5 -3 hour workshops:

1)         A Humanities Toolkit Rounds (ie discussion of an image, poem, film clip)

2)         An Introduction To   Narrative-Based Medicine-close reading of a short story/poem and a reflective writing exercise

Seminar Packages of three or more sessions:

3)         Visual Narrative -working with images and non-verbal cues

4)         The Reflecting Poem-a writing workshop (Ronna)

5)         Ten Tips For Incorporating Narrative Competence Into A Busy Practice

6)          Narrative Medicine Workshop-Part Two- Deepening The Discussion

7)         Therapeutic Writing-using narrative with patients

8)          Narrative As Advocacy/Disability Studies

9)          Narrative and Spirituality

10)       Situation Critical-Narratives of the ER and ICU

11)       Narrative In Palliative Care

12)       Narrative and Ageing

13)       The Patient Speaks -given by a person living with a chronic illness

14)       Stories Matter-Narrative-based Ethics-Looking At Difficult Stories

15)       Narrative and Mindful Presence

16)       Stories and The Body-A Theater-Based Workshop on Physical Presence

17)       Using film clips to teach about the doctor-patient relationship and patient    advocacy

18)       Using Narrative with Patient Self-Help Groups

19)       An introduction to Graphic Medicine

20)       Narrative and Medical Error

21)       When Stories Collide –Narrative, Personal Values   and Moral Distress

22)        Narratives From The News-Examining Media Representations of Medicine

23)       Approaches to   Oral History

24)       Narratives of Loss and Trauma

25)       Finding A Research Topic Through Personal Narrative

26)       Narrative and IPE/Team-Building

27)        Improv Theatre

28)        An Introduction to Narrative-based Balint Groups

29)         Narrative Research Methodologies

30)       “Troubling” Stories- Pitfalls, Risks and Ethical Quandaries with Narratives

31)      Rhetoric and Representation-Using Close Readings for Critical Analysis

32)       “Storytelling Through Photography: Finding Connection in Medicine.”

 

SUPERVISIONS/CONSULTATION/TRAINING:

Faculty Development In Close Reading of an Image and Text, Reflective Writing Techniques, Close Listening and Evaluation of Student Reflective Writing

Qualitative Research in Narrative Medicine

Supervision of an ongoing Reflective Writing Group for clinicians, teachers  or patient groups could be offered

Consultation on reflective portfolio course creation/implementation/evaluation  at the undergrad/inter-professional/postgrad/CME level

Working With Difficult Stories-A Balint Group (6-8 sessions)

A Weekend Digital Storytelling Workshop For   Students or Patients

To arrange these sessions and to discuss fees  please contact: maria.vergara@nullsinaihealthsystem.ca  or  allan.peterkin@nullsinaihealthsystem.ca

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MSPI Workshops in Therapeutic Writing With Patients/Narrative Competence Psychotherapy – this 2 Day Workshop is offered every 2 years – see

http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/care/psych/staff-education-programs/mspi/

MSPI CERTIFICATE IN NARRATIVE-BASED CARE (CPD) – next session June 2018

http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/care/psych/staff-education-programs/mspi/

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