Upcoming Events

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

Saturday, April 28th
50 Broadway


Past Events

Sat, November 11, 2017, 1-5 Psychotherapy & Spirituality Institute/Fall Conference Fifth Ave Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th (Open to Public...CEU's available)


April 18, 2017
NASW 3rd Annual Continuing Education Conference Hunter College



December 3, 2016
116 West 23rd                      By Invitation                          

For clinicans

December 5, 2013

For Collaborative Professionals

Mindful Listening...culling and shifting the story

Talk, Dialogue, and exercises                                      with Gail Noppe-Brandon

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.

Listening Differently (A One-Day Introduction to Narrative Reconstruction)

Learn a creative approach to radical listening and eliciting client material toward more rapid change.                           Come unlock the power of narrative!

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. 

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

May 11, 2013

For Clinicians. 

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.


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

For current clients.

Mother Loss Group

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

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

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

- Participant


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

For clinicians and general audience. 


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

For clinicians and general audience. 

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
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November 9, 2012
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

For marketing professionals and general audience interested in Leadership Development.

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 Center365 Fifth AvenueNew York, NY 10016
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October 12, 2012

For teachers and general audience.


Where There’s Dialogue...There’s Learning

How good communication and engagement makes every learner feel ‘special’.

MetSchools, Inc.
Location: PACE University 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038
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November 2012

For educators.

Boosting EQ In The Classroom: 30hr Weekend-Intensive Workshop for Educators

Teachers develop the ability to 1) guide rather than correct, 2) demonstrate empathy for the fears their students are grappling with, 3) reactivate passion for relationship-based teaching (coaching), and 4) free their imaginations and sense of spontaneity.

Gail Noppe-Brandon, LLC 
 Location: Cap 21 - 18 W 18th St New York, NY 10011

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July 23-27, 2012

For Creative Educators, Clinicians, and other Nurturers


Personal Development: One-Week Experiential Training For Creative Educators, Clinicians, & Other Nurturers

Using playwriting and acting as the tools, this weeklong workshop takes participants through a process of self-­‐discovery which; unblocks writing, focuses listening and eases public speaking, through creative self-­‐expression. Based on the tenets of Narrative Therapy, this in-­‐depth training uses:

  • Guided-­‐writing sessions, in which participants develop, revise and complete their own short plays in response to a trigger photo. These ‘dialogues’ inevitably tell the stories of what is on their minds and in their hearts, reawakening sometimes dormant or stifled imaginations, and heightening empathy for those they will guide toward self-­‐articulation.
  • Guided acting sessions in which participants study and perform monologues from the canon of dramatic literature, in order to become more sensitive, engaged and confident speakers and listeners.
  • Final presentation for invited guests, who witness the completed plays performed by workshop participants, followed by a post-­‐presentation Q & A that provides participants with an opportunity to integrate what has been learned, thereby solidifying meta-­‐cognition.

Gail Noppe-Brandon, LLC
Location: Cap 21 - 18 W 18th St New York, NY 10011

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