3CE 3-hr VIRTUAL MASTER CLASS | Expressive Therapies Summit (NYC, Fall 2021)

Dreamscaping Nov 2021 ExTx Summit poster

Virtual Training 

SESSION TITLE:  “Liberating Joy from Loss Through Prescriptive Memory-Making and Dyadic Creativity”

FACULTY:    Nancy Gershman, LMSW
TIME: Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 @ 10:00PM – 1:00PM (EST)
COST:  $90.  Early Bird Pricing (15% off)  ends Oct. 31. 
CLOCK CREDIT HOURS: (3) – NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT (New York State only). Not eligible for APT Credits.

DESCRIPTION:  Go to Sunday, 11/7/21 and scroll down to the description of my master class, “Liberating Joy from Loss Through Prescriptive Memory-Making and Dyadic Creativity”:  tinyurl.com/3cn6855y

REGISTER:   Click here

When working with a client’s memory, how do we locate the fleeting, joyful bits so often overshadowed by loss that no new insights can emerge? In this master class, the memory artist and clinical social worker who developed Dreamscaping will introduce her novel technique for arriving at the memory our client needs in order to move from isolation to re-integration in the world. This playful approach begins with excavating a client’s most precious memories—then joining the client there to figure out ways to enhance or build a new (prescriptive) memory from lived experience so that it becomes the place where healing can happen. Through case studies, learners will discover how prescriptive memories are compounded in a client’s imagination, resourcing only the most reliably positive, felt-sense memories and images as unmet (and unrealized) needs are uncovered. In ensemble Dreamscaping, counselors and therapists will get an excellent sense of what it takes to be a confident memory artist in mental health care, capable of leading your client to new sources of courage and humor based on their personally-developed imagery. Implications for using this method with adult populations (e.g., eating disorders, LGBTQ+) and in clinical settings (hospice) will be addressed.

Nancy Gershman is a memory artist and the developer of Dreamscaping, an imaginal and photo-based practice for working with people contending with the loss of self, a person, place, or thing.  Nancy is a full time psychotherapist at BHAVA Therapy Group in New York City. She presents and provides training internationally on the practice.  Since 2013, Gershman has been the host of Death Café New York City.


Prescriptive Memories in Grief and Loss: The Art of Dreamscaping is available via www.routledge.com/9781138043411. Contact Nancy for current promo code.