Shari Foos is a Marriage and Family Therapist, adjunct professor, Narrative Medicine scholar and improvisational artist. Shari received a MS in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University and a MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles where she founded the Bridge Program, an accredited, yearlong university humanities program, provided at no cost for adults without access to higher education.
Seeing the need for humanistic communities in an increasingly technological world, Shari founded The Narrative Method in 2013, providing programs and facilitator training for at-risk populations. In addition, she teaches The Narrative Method at Antioch University. In 2018, The Narrative Method launched DIY Human, based on the idea that you don't need a license to use your humanity. DIYH invites the public to participate in salons, special events and leadership trainings.
Shari was formerly a television and radio writer, guerilla improv artist, and creator/host of cutting edge salons and events, bringing together artistic and intellectual communities for entertainment and creative dialogue. Shari serves on the boards of Coalition for Engaged Education and City Kids Foundation and is a co-founder of IKAR LA.
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- MARCUS AURELIUS