Storiez: A Guide for Therapists (Clinician Workshop)
This training will guide masters level clinicians or clinicians in training through the process of helping youth create, voice, and honor their trauma narratives. This training will begin with an introduction to trauma (defining trauma, exploring trauma exposure and inner city youth, and considering the consequences of trauma exposure). It will then explore trauma treatment for youth (best practices, treatment modalities, common factors, and trauma narratives). Finally, the Storiez intervention will be presented. Storiez is a 9-step framework to assist inner city youth as they create, voice, and honor their life narratives using a variety of innovative formats and mediums.
Meagan Corrado is a Doctor of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. As the owner and founder of Storiez Trauma Narratives, she has authored 9 books and trained over 6.000 clinicians, community leaders, and trauma survivors across 20 innovative training programs.
Dr. Meagan’s interest in helping others process difficult life experiences began at a very early age when she helped family members and friends process feelings about significant life stressors. Storiez stems from Dr. Meagan’s own personal experiences with trauma, as well as her clinical work with children, adolescents, and families.
Dr. Meagan earned her DSW from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016, her Masters of Social Services from Bryn Mawr College in 2009, and her Bachelor’s of Social Work from Cairn University in 2008. She has instructed graduate-level social work students at West Chester University, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Meagan specializes in work with children and teenagers who have experienced difficult life experiences. She takes a creative approach to her work with children, adolescents, and families, incorporating elements of art, music, poetry, and play therapy in her clinical practice. She also engages in her own creative practice, using mosaic, alcohol ink, collage, and resin as a way to process her own experiences of trauma and resilience.
Dr. Meagan completed training in a variety of modalities, including Childhood Sexual Abuse Treatment, Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Narrative Exposure Therapy. Her experience includes clinical work in a variety of settings, including community mental health agencies, residential treatment facilities, schools, and homes.
More recently, Dr. Meagan has supported systems in implementing trauma-informed practices. She has worked collaboratively with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services, the Philadelphia Police Department, and the American Institutes for Research.
StartDistinguishing Factors (8:06)
StartStep 1: Choosing a Client (4:47)
StartStep Two: Orienting the Client (2:30)
StartStep 3: Life Highlightz- Making a Timeline (13:42)
StartStep 4: Optionz- Choosing a Story Style (2:00)
StartStep 5: Threadz- The Story Up Close (8:31)
StartStep 6: The Partz- Putting it All Together (1:43)
StartStep 7: Expressionz- Voicing the Story (2:09)
StartStep 8: Visionz- Looking Ahead (0:14)
StartStep 9: Symbolz- Honoring the Story