What’s Your Story?: Narrative Interventions for Teens
Child life specialists may be challenged in planning therapeutic interventions to adequately meet the developmental needs of adolescent patients. Adolescent patient’s have a need for social comparison information and identity formation. This workshop will provide practical ideas for incorporating bibliotherapy and narrative medicine into practice to bridge this gap.
■ Describe the process of utilizing bibliotherapy in child life practice with adolescents including potential outcomes.
■ Demonstrate insight in choosing appropriate books for bibliotherapy interventions with adolescent patients.
■ Explain narrative medicine and how it can be used in creative interventions with adolescent patients.
■ Utilize presented examples of narrative based expression interventions in their own practice with adolescents.
■ Conduct practice with greater confidence in providing meaningful interventions to adolescent patients.