Upcoming Events

A Workshop offered through The Women's Therapy Center Institute
4 CEU's

Saturday, October 19

SUNY—Empire State College
325 Hudson Street


Past Events

April 28, 2018

Creating Coherent Narratives with Gail Noppe-Brandon
Mindful Listening...culling and shifting the story
Talk, Dialogue, and exercises  with Gail Noppe-Brandon

A workshop offered through NASW
(licensed clinicians need not be members of NASQ to enroll)

50 Broadway

November 11, 2017

Creating Coherent Client Narratives                              

Gail Noppe-Brandon's Workshop: Learn How to Listen and What to Listen For
An introduction to the power of Narratology, which helps clients unearth and embrace their stories, while at the same time liberating them from the confines of any particular role.

Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute/Fall Conference
Fifth Ave Presbyterian Church
7 West 55th
(Open to Public...CEU's available)

April 18, 2017

Listening Differently

(A One-Day Introduction to Coherent Narrative Therapy)
Learn a creative approach to radical listening and eliciting client material toward more rapid change. Come unlock the power of narrative!

NASW 3rd Annual Continuing Education Conference
Hunter College

December 3, 2016

Embracing The Story:

Exploring Our Clients Narratives, As Well As Our Own
This will be an experiential training day that will first introduce attendees to the growing field of narratology, then allow them to begin exploring the articulation of aspects of their own stories, as well as teaching skills to deepen their capacity to engage, support and understand their clients. The training will help attendees connect to their personal motivations though beginning the process of a creating a coherent narrative. Challenges that are brought to light, can be owned, acknowledged, and turned into strength. 

116 West 23rd
By Invitation                          

For clinicans

New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
Location: Purchase, NY
Private, customized workshop. By invitation only.

December 5, 2013

For Collaborative Professionals

May 11, 2013

The Use of Narrative in the Treatment of Trauma

A talk of the Saturday Series in the Treatment of Trauma at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies.  

National Institute for the Psychotherapies
Location: 250 W. 57th St., Suite 501 New York, NY 10107
By invitation only.

For Clinicians.

April 5, 2013
6:30 - 8:30pm

Why Their Words Matter: Making Sense of Clients' Stories

Everybody has a story. Articulating this narrative helps people to make sense of their lives, and a ''Guided Revision" of it helps them to heal. While clients tell their story in many ways (body language, symptoms, facial expressions, feelings, etc.), recent neuroscience supports the idea that retrieving their own specific words is an essential, and often neglected, part of the puzzle. This workshop will provide tools that any clinician can use to heighten their comfort and agility with unpacking their client's written and spoken text, both within and between sessions. Re-framing text can unfreeze a traumatic story or revise the roles for clients who are embedded in the stories of narcissistic parents, or even empower those for whom self-care creates a frighteningly radical revision of their story of dependency As a clinician and narratologist, Gail Noppe-Brandon will present case examples, discuss concepts, and share insights from her 25 years of practice.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center
Location: 80 Fifth Avenue # 903A New York, NY 10011

April 13, 2013
3:30 - 5:30pm

Mother Loss Group

A retreat for clients who lost a key character early in their narratives .

"After the workshop I had something new... a more purposeful legacy."  

- Participant

Union Square offices
Location: New York, NY
By invitation only.

For current clients.

January 31, 2013
7:30 - 9:00pm

Integrative Trauma Colloquium: Reconstructing Trauma Narratives

Clients who have experienced trauma often feel imprisoned in their stories, frozen in time, certain that the future will be a reproduction of the past. In helping to make coherent the fragmented images of a traumatic life, we can help them to define their story, rather than being defined by it. Clinicians are often trained to 'ignore the words' and focus on the affect. While clients tell their stories in many ways, words are essential parts of the stories – especially if the right questions are asked, and the material is handled with respect, flexibility and transparency.   As a playwright and narrative therapist, I will present case examples of the kinds of creative 'dramaturgy' that can be done.

National Institute for the Psychotherapies
Location: 250 W. 57th St., Suite 501 New York, NY 10107

For clinicians and general audience. 

November 9, 2012
8:00am - 5:30pm

LEADERSHIP: Leading from the Inside Out  

THE Marketing Event 2012: Breaking Ground
How do you set the path to authentic A/E/C leadership? We’ve asked three leaders in the industry to talk about just that.  They will outline their own journey to leadership roles beginning with their acknowledgement of their own values, insights and worth. Exploring their own experiences in developing their emotional intelligence, they tell how they’ve taken ownership of their role publicly by offering an effective vision and leading others forward.  

Society for Professional Marketing Services
Location: CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

For marketing professionals and general audience interested in Leadership Development.