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Narrative Competence Psychotherapy Group

Allan Peterkin, MD, and Julie Hann, OT, work in the Clinic for HIV-Related Concerns and have an interest in how writing and sharing narratives impact health.  They have pioneered new strategies for using therapeutic writing in research and clinical settings.

This is a creative opportunity for individuals living with HIV who share an interest in writing and the discussion of writing.  Learning how to write your own stories and sharing them with others in a confidential setting may foster creative problem-solving and allow you to find a greater sense of meaning as you navigate your illness and its impact on your life.

This is a time-limited group for men and women living with HIV.  Space is limited to 12 people.  Sessions begin in January (intake interviews scheduled in the fall) and September (intake interviews scheduled prior to the summer), each year.

Groups are held at Mount Sinai Hospital on Monday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.

If you are interested in participating or would like to find out more about the program, please contact Julie Hann at 416-586-4800 ext. 4559, or Allan Peterkin at 416-586-4800 ext. 3204. All participants have at least one initial individual session which lasts 45–50 minutes, prior to starting the group.