Learning to Listen to the Story: Narrative Medicine as Transformative Practice

Author: wsatterwhite

Wesley Satterwhite is the Director of Disability Services and Student Support Services at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with the Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Psychology and Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wesley has experience working with the families of hospitalized children ages birth-3 at risk for developmental delays; with adults with brain injuries and comorbid diagnosis in a group home environment; with inpatient and outpatient adults and children with brain injuries in a rehab hospital; and in crisis intervention, family support, and grief counseling for an organ donor organization. She has worked in higher education and disability for the last 12 years. A published poet, writer, and photographer, Wesley is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Writing program at Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative with an additional certificate in Narrative Medicine.