Research

CSN promotes and supports student and faculty research that is narrative in focus. We seek collaborators who have a personal interest and compassion for a particular population, we’ve conducted interviews with wide ranging themes such as veterans, seniors, other-abilities, addiction, victims of domestic violence, homeless youth, youth who have suffered the death of a parent, and cancer survivors. Within a research setting, these involve protecting the anonymity of participants according to the policies of Mercer’s Institutional Review Board.

Digital Storytelling Workshop 2016

Digital Storytelling Workshop

CIRN 2014

CIRN 2014

The Centre for the Interdisciplinary Research of Narrative at St. Thomas University

Leiden 2013

Leiden 2013

Stichting Counselling Nederland, "Counseling in the Netherlands"

 Storying Our Lives: A Narrative Approach to Human Development

 Storying Our Lives: A Narrative Approach to Human Development

A presentation by Bill Randal

 

Recent Penfield Faculty Narrative Activities

Presentations

Don Redmond

  • Interdisciplinary University Narrative Centers, to be presented at the International Society on Narrative Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2016 (Dr. Redmond chaired panel entitled Narrative in the Classroom and Beyond)
  • University-based Centers for research: New Methods for Collaborative Counselor Education. Presented at the Association of Counselor Supervision Conference, Philadelphia, PA. , October 2015

Suneetha Manyam

  • Exploring International Rehabilitation Counseling: Narratives of Cultural Immersion Experience, presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education conference in Long Beach, CA in April 2016
  • Narratives of Childhood Trauma Survivors, presented at the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia conference in Stone Mountain, GA in May 2016

David Lane

  • Gold Stone: A Narrative Approach to Dealing with Trauma, National Youth at Risk Conference, Savannah, March 2016
  • A Narrative Approach to Trauma Recovery, presented at the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia conference in Stone Mountain, GA in May 2016

Publications

  • Lane, W. David, Myers, Keith J., Hill, Maurice C., and Lane, Donna E. (2016) Utilizing Narrative Methodology in Trauma Treatment with Haitian Earthquake Survivors, The Journal of Trauma and Loss
  • Lane, W. David, Myers, Keith J., and Lane, Donna E. (accepted for publication and currently in process) Brief Narrative Trauma Treatment with Survivors of Natural Disaster,  Kentucky Journal of Professional Counseling
  • Redmond, D. (2016). “Ethical and legal issues in adolescent residential treatment, adolescent groups, and working with SEBD populations” in “The Ethics of Counseling Children and Adolescents” Sartor, T.A., McHenry, W. & McHenry, J. Eds.

Workshops

  • Dr. William Randall led a workshop in Atlanta on April 6, 2016 entitled ‘Narrative Care’ putting Theory into Practice
    • The workshop was attended by Dean Danheiser, Laurie Lankin, Tim Craker, Clinton Terry, Don Redmond, Kevin Williams, and Wesley Barker along with doctoral students.
  • Dr. John Chalfa, Professor Sydney Chalfa and Dr. Kelly Jones led a workshop on Digital Storytelling/Digital Narrative in Atlanta on September 9, 2016.
    • Attendees included: Dean Danheiser, Dr. Don Redmond, Dr. Karen Rowland along with Mercer Students.

Conferences

Dr. Wesley Barker attend the 2016 Narrative Matters conference in Vancouver, BC