Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Lynne Mijangos

Practicum Supervisor

Lynne Bamat Mijangos, RN, BSN, MSW, MFA, MS, is the Practicum Supervisor for 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 work for early intervention and prevention programs in primary schools. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Masters in Social Work, opened a private practice in adult and child therapy, and worked for many years training professionals and paraprofessionals, consulting in schools, writing a supervision manual, and, eventually, becoming Project Director for the New York State Primary Mental Health Project and an 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. In addition to her work with the Master's Program in Narrative Medicine, she facilitates reading and writing workshops for nurses, physicians, psychologists, and social workers. She is an author and co-editor of Narrative in Social Work Practice: The Power and Possibility of Story, which will be published by Columbia University Press in 2017.