Narrative, Meaning, and Motivation: From Theory to Technique



Joseph D. Lichtenberg, MD

An online lecture taught by Joseph D. Lichtenberg, MD, a faculty member of our Luminary Series, which proposes that narratives are the building blocks of the development of the human psyche, and, through narratives, lived experiences are organized more holistically than conventionally portrayed. The lecture presents an expanded view that infants themselves form many stories from their own micro experiences and ends with how the role of narratives can be applied to clinical practice.

Specific learning objectives:

After viewing the lecture, participants:

1. Have a full appreciation of the role of narratives in the full diversity of symbol systems.

2. Recognize how narratives in all their forms open a path to understand both the individuality of human experience and the impact of culture to produce diverse master narratives that unify one group but create differences with another group.

3. Are more sensitive to the interplay of narratives of client and therapist in the clinical situation.

Program Code: LS18-3
Credits: 1
Fees: $45

Additional Information

If you are registering in Fall 2017, you will have access to the lecture and corresponding materials from September 1 to December 31, 2017.

If you are registering in Winter/Spring 2018, you will have access to the lecture and corresponding materials from January 1 to June 30, 2018.

Please note: this fully online lecture may be taken at any point during the above period, and you can continue to access it as many times you would like until the end date.


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