"The Body Speaks: Therapeutic Dialogues for Mind-Body Problems"

This day-long workshop illustrates how a family-centered narrative therapy can be employed in the treatment of patients with medical illnesses or somatoform symptoms. These methods include: (1) finding language that articulates the body's emotions, (2) reauthoring destructive narratives, (3) locating narratives that are healing and protective, (4) discerning which conversations and relationships can foster illness. Case discussions, videotaped family interviews, and exercises will be employed in teaching these methods.