A basic narrative medicine workshop held in-person at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Join us in-person for an immersive and intimate weekend at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York featuring distinguished guest speakers and a special thematic focus on communicating across differences and the complex intersections of healthcare and community!
Register now for $50 off tuition with our Early Bird pricing!
This workshop will provide a transformative introduction to the field of narrative medicine with a special focus on the ways the practice can be applied in communicating across differences and understanding the complex intersections of identity, community, self and other present in the exchanges between clinicians and patients and in the broader spaces of community that impact and are impacted by healthcare.
The weekend will feature integrated practice of narrative medicine methods, along with interactive presentations by Columbia Narrative Medicine faculty Rita Charon, MD, PhD, Craig Irvine, PhD, Maura Spiegel, PhD and Deepthiman Gowda MD, MPH, MS, as well as FEATURED GUEST PRESENTATIONS BY:
Jae Sevelius, PhD clinical psychologist, Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center, and Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute will speak from their background of community-led research serving gender expansive people of color and those affected by HIV on “Reclaiming the Self: Autonomy, Authenticity, and Affirmation.”
Christopher Travis, MD, MS alumnx of the Columbia Narrative Medicine masters program and Assistant Professor and Assistant Education Director for Narrative Medicine in the Department of OB/GYN at University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University will present on the influence of narrative medicine in medical training with “Reflections on Training, Difference, and Collegiality,” where he will also dialogue with presenting faculty and Narrative Medicine Clinical Director and Assistant Dean of Medical Education for Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH, MS.
Narrative medicine founding faculty will themselves present on how narrative medicine works, narrative ethics in the context of these concepts of intersection and difference, the power of film in understanding and witnessing dialogues, and pathways for connection in witnessing of self and other. These presentations by Division of Narrative Medicine faculty and our guest speakers, will combine with group discussions, practical exercises, and transformative small group work to provide an immersive introductory experience to the methods and skills of narrative medicine, and will offer rigorous skill-building in narrative practices.
Full schedule and details, including faculty presentations, tuition rates, our discount for cohorts, and travel information are available at the link above!