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Lynne Bamat Mijangos, M.S.W., M.F.A., M.S.

Lecturer, Narrative Medicine

Lynne Bamat Mijangos is a nurse and social worker who has been facilitating close reading and reflective writing workshops for educators, nurses, physicians, psychologists, and social workers since graduating in 2014 from Columbia’s Masters Program in Narrative Medicine.

Before engaging in the field of Narrative Medicine, she trained at Sisters of Charity Hospital School of Nursing and worked in emergency and recovery room nursing. Her interest in child development led to advocacy for early intervention and prevention programs in primary schools. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Masters in Social Work, she opened a private practice in adult and child therapy and worked with the Primary Mental Health Project (PMHP), where she trained and consulted with professionals and paraprofessionals in schools, co-wrote a supervision manual, and became New York State Project Director and associate professor at the University of Rochester. After moving to New York City she earned an MFA in creative nonfiction at The New School University.

She is the author of Baby Girl Mijangos  (2003), Listening for the Voices of Women: A Close Reading of On Being Ill  (2016), and an author/co-editor of Narrative Social Work Practice: The Power and Possibility of Story  (2017).