Introduction to Narrative Therapy
May 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm$210.00
This workshop provides a practice-based introduction to narrative therapy. Participants explore the principles, philosophies and concepts underpinning this approach, and how they are similar or different to other models. The workshop introduces techniques involved in narrative therapy, including starting and ending the session, and common questions and responses used by the therapist. Experiential exercises enable participants to practice these skills in a supportive environment.
If time permits, the workshop will also explore identity and action, witnessing responses and therapeutic documents.
On completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe the theory and philosophy behind narrative therapy, including what makes a session a narrative one, ‘the problem is the problem not the person’, narrative politics and ethics towards client and worker, local versus expert knowledge and promoting a person’s preferred story.
- Describe the core concepts of narrative therapy: externalising the problem, and building the new preferred story.
- Identify a range of narrative therapy skills and apply these to their work with clients.
Who Should Attend
Counsellors, therapists and health and community workers who are interested in exploring the use of this model for their work.
Reading in Advance
If your paid registration is received no later than two weeks before the workshop, three core articles can be sent to you by email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ron Findlay