Jeanne Bereiter and Julie Reichert teach the three-hour morning writing workshops. In addition, they each offer individual writing support/critique/discussion sessions in the afternoons.  Elizabeth Lawrence leads the morning meditation sessions, two wellness sessions, and will have afternoon individual wellness consultation sessions. Participants are invited to schedule up to one session with each faculty member during the week.




Jeanne Bereiter, MD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine where she also teaches writing for medical students, residents, and faculty. She has a background in family medicine and in creative writing. She is interested in the use of narratives to deepen understanding and has published personal and medical narratives in medical and literary journals including JAMA, the Examined Life Journal, and Hektoen International.


Julie Reichert, PhD is a filmmaker and a writer of creative nonfiction, stories, poems, and screenplays.  Before retiring in 2012, she taught writing for medical students, residents, and faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and created numerous writing workshops for medical practitioners and people living with illness.  She co-founded the Taos Writing Retreat for Health Professionals with writer David Morris.


Elizabeth Lawrence, MD, FACP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico and Director of Physician Wellness at UNM School of Medicine. In her wellness role, Liz is developing and implementing curricula to enable medical students to identify strategies and tools to maintain their wellness and is working on several UNM initiatives to prevent and treat burnout for faculty and learners. Liz believes strongly that clinicians must take care of themselves in order to deliver optimal patient care.  She maintains a general internal medicine practice at La Familia Medical Center in Santa Fe, NM.



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