Conferences & lectures

The Story Within Conference - how stories and The Story Within process are used in therapy, research, and social action

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This event is free





This conference will offer participants an introduction to how stories are used for personal healing and for addressing important societal challenges. Hosted and facilitated by Yehudit Silverman and featuring leaders in the field of Drama Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and Social Sciences. Panel discussions will focus on Myths and Fairy Tales in Therapy, Narrative and Story, and Stories in Research and Social Action. There will also be breakout groups with a creative task for all participants and a short performance featuring alumni from Yehudit’s The Story Within class in character with their masks. A great opportunity for students, faculty, professionals, and the general public. All are invited to attend.

This conference is taking place on Wednesday, October 7, from 12 pm - 3 pm (EST).

How can you participate? Register for the Zoom meeting or watch live on our Facebook

Have questions? Email them to


12:00 – 12:20: Introduction - Yehudit Silverman

12:20 – 12:30: Alumni performances (1minute clips)

12:30 – 1:00:  Myths and Fairy Tales in Therapy - Panelists- Alida Gersie, Yehudit Silverman, Sue Jennings

1:00 – 1:30Narrative and Story – Panelists - Pam Dunne, Sally Bailey, Pat Allen

1:30 – 2:00Stories in Research and Social Action – Panelists - Patricia Leavy, Michelle Buckle, Sandi Curtis

2:05 – 2:50: Break out groups- discussion and collaborative creation of poetry, drama, art, movement, music, multimedia  – how stories affect our lives ­– To share your creations, send to

2:50 – 3:00: Closure - Yehudit Silverman


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