NYAPRS identifies a Community Mental Health provider to showcase their excellence in recovery and rehabilitation. Here you will find program descriptions and the curricula that support it. If you are interested in sharing with us the special work your program is doing, please see the information below.
The provider is:
Curricula created by Jonathan Vargas, Intern at Pace University
FINDING MEANING: MY LIFE STORY
This curriculum is offered to all through the generosity of the Mental Health Association of Rockland County. It was created by Jonathan Vargas, a Social Work Intern from Pace University and has provided a 3-month and a 6-month version of the curriculum.
‘This curriculum is heavily rooted with narrative therapy practices for a process-oriented young adult to older adult group. It seeks to be a psychoeducational group with journaling integrated throughout to allow members to redefine their self-concept and promote a healthier shift in perspective about their life’s purpose and meaning. It begins by establishing trust within the group, followed by introducing principles of narrative identity and the skills associated with the practice. These include separating problems from oneself, finding exceptions, identifying dominant themes, then re-establishing one’s past and present stories to be more empowering.’ – Jonathan Vargas
Finding Meaning – My Life Story (Full Appendix) TO BE UPLOADED SOON
to the MHA of Rockland
If you are interested in sharing with us the special work your agency is doing, contact us and provide information about your services and what specifically you are interested in us showcasing.
Send an email to:
Ruth Colón-Wagner, LMSW
Director of Training and Development