Dr. Lynne Angus
York University Psychology Clinic
In therapy as in life, all significant emotions are embedded in important stories, and all significant stories revolve around important emotional themes. Building on clinical insights and research findings emerging from their intensive investigation of narrative and emotion processes in treatments of depression, Lynne Angus & Les Greenberg's (2011) recent book- Working with narrative in Emotion-focussed Therapy : Healing stories, changing lives (APA Press) - provides clinicians with effective treatment strategies to facilitate both emotion and narrative change in productive therapy sessions. In this workshop, Lynne Angus will provide clinical/ video examples of how to identify and effectively work with specific narrative -emotion problem markers -- such as same old stories, empty stories and unstoried emotion-- for the facilitation of productive narrative disclosure, emotional engagement and personal meaning making in therapy sessions. Importantly, the identification of strength-based narrative-emotion markers indicating client readiness for change - such as competing plot line stories, discovery stories and unexpected outcome stories - will also be addressed and key strategies for enhancing client change processes identified in the context of video tape examples. Drawing on a diverse range of clinical treatment approaches (Emotion-focused, Cognitive Therapy, Client-centred and Motivational Interviewing) and clinical disorders (Depression, Anxiety and Trauma), this workshop will be of interest to therapists who have worked primarily in either a narrative or emotion-focused therapy approach and would now like to explore how to more fully integrate the power of both narrative and emotion strategies in treatment sessions, as well practitioners who would like to learn more about the contributions of both client narrative disclosure/story telling and emotion processes for effective treatment outcomes.
Fee: $150.00 until month prior to the workshop; $85.00 for students (limited space available). Click here for registration form.