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Date(s) - 21/11/2020
10:30 am - 3:30 pm


SESSION TITLE:  “Prescriptive Memory: Liberating Joy and Strengths from Loss-Saturated Imagery”
FACULTY:    Nancy Gershman, LMSW
TIME: 10:30AM – 3:30PM with two breaks and 1:15 for lunch.
COST:  $120.  Early Bird Pricing by 9/27/2020: $80;  by 11/1/2020: $100.
CLOCK CREDIT HOURS: (4) – NBCC, ATCB; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS, LCAT (New York State only). Not eligible for APT Credits.
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? Introducing Dreamscaping—a novel technique I developed for arriving at the memory our clients need in order to move them from isolation to re-integration in the world. First in the mind. Then tangibly, in a 2D or 3D “dreamscape,” built from personal photos. Through modeling with volunteers and experiential pairs work, participants will discover how to resource the most reliably positive, felt-sense memories and images as unmet needs are uncovered. Gently evoking self-compassion, humor and irony, participants will get an excellent sense of what it means to be a confident memory artist in mental health care, capable of leading your client to a new source of courage based on their personally-developed imagery. Implications for using this method with adult populations in other clinical settings will be addressed.