Narrative Therapy

A 35 hour, 7 week professional development unit for counsellors & other allied health professionals*

Presenter: Judith Johnson

In this seven-day introduction to narrative therapy, we will explore the philosophical underpinnings of the method such as the idea that people’s lives are socially constructed; issues of power and politics; the ‘story’ metaphor and how identity is storied. You will also gain knowledge and skill in key practices of narrative therapy including externalisation and deconstruction, re-authoring, re-membering, definitional ceremony, the use of therapeutic documents, linking lives and enabling contribution. Additionally the workshops will provide an introduction to some of the primary applications of narrative therapy including narrative approaches to working with children and families; community work; working with different cultures and working with trauma. Your learning will be supported through relevant theories, skills practice and demonstrations, and case presentations.

Learning objectives of this training:

– Have a greater appreciation of, and to be able to work more effectively with, language, discourse, and social constructionist principles.
– Work with the concept of multiple identities, identity conclusions and the externalising of problems.
– Begin to develop the skills of deconstruction, re-authoring, re-remembering, mapping, using therapeutic documents, linking lives and enabling contribution.
– Enhance the skills of teasing out clients’ ‘insider knowing’ and work more closely with clients’ hopes, visions, values and commitments.
– Understand and work with the ‘normalising gaze’ and the significance of power relations.
– Gain a basic understanding of some of the ways that narrative therapy has been applied to specific contexts

Unit Period: Saturday, 7, 14, 21, 28 March, 4, 18 April, & 2 May

Cost: $500
Final Payment Date: 6 March 2020

This event counts as 35 hours however only 20 hours of category A CPD is required for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

Details and bookings can be viewed on the website.

07/03/2020 - 02/05/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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