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Elena Quintana, Ph.D., Adler School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Quintana and NPR StoryCorps Founder Interviewed on the Impact, Dynamics of Family Storytelling

Clinical/community psychologist Elena Quintana, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Adler School Institute on Public Safety and Social Exclusion, joined StoryCorps founder David Isay on Chicago's WBEZ-FM for a live discussion on the dynamics and impact when family members engage with one another in story-telling about their life experiences.

StoryCorps is a national project that has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. The conversations are aired on public radio, and preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

In the interview with WBEZ "Afternoon Shift" host Naila Boodhoo, Dr. Quintana emphasized the importance of entering into family conversations and storytelling with an open heart and with understanding that different experiences shape family members' lives and perspectives. 

Isay concurred with Dr. Quintana's insights on family impact, and called the project a massive social experiment, in a way, that has led people "to a closer place"

Click here to listen to, and see social media highlights from, "Afternoon Shift: Getting family to share their stories difficult but rewarding."

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