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Committee on Narrative Practice

Ann Burack-Weiss

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To honor stories that shape the professional
and  personal experiences of social work practice  


To engage and inspire social workers


To advocate   for social justice through story



Join us as we honor the human connection between clients and workers, the reciprocal nature of their encounters, and stories arising from them.


Join us as we celebrate the diversity of our experiences. Join us as we explore the power and possibility of narrative practice in our daily work.




The NYC/NASW Committee on Narrative Practice was established in 2016 with Christiana Best and Ann Burack-Weiss as co-chairs. Several of the founding members have authored chapters depicting their narrative work in Narrative in Social Work Practice: The Power and Possibility of Story (Columbia University Press, 2017).


This small group of members want to share their belief in the  power of narrative  to advance the ethics, values and goals of social work were joined by like minded colleagues in all fields of practice.


The committee meets three times a year. Activities include: close reading of “texts” (poetry, prose, visual art), reflective responses in writing or drawing, presentations by guests versed in the empowerment of individuals through telling their stories and hearing the stories of others.   All meetings are characterized by open, spirited sharing of responses to what is presented and ideas of how what we are learning and experiencing can be carried forward.


2018/2019 will be devoted to Narrative as Advocacy. We welcome new members to join any time. Please contact current chair Ann Burack-Weiss  for more information  

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