Therapeutic Storytelling: Addressing Challenge through Story

Facilitator: Susan Perrow – M.(Ed)

Course Overview:
Stories provide powerful metaphors to inspire, teach and guide.  Stories can help to give hope, to build resilience, to develop positive values and to effect behaviour change.

In this introductory two day workshop, examples, ideas and techniques for writing healing stories will be shared and the therapeutic use of metaphor explored.  With the support of a story-making framework, you will be guided in metaphor mapping and create your own stories to address a range of challenging behaviours and situations.

Through case study illustrations and practical exercises, this workshop will introduce you to a range of therapeutic stories for children and adults in counselling and group work. 

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Appreciate the historical and cultural value of storytelling, and imagination as a way of knowing
  • Identify the genre of therapeutic storytelling and therapeutic writing framework 
  • Appreciate the therapeutic use of metaphor as story seeds
  • Explore the process of metaphor mapping
  • Identify different aspects of children’s behaviour and the link to story resolutions
  • Use a random story bag approach to stimulate imaginative story ideas
  • Construct a therapeutic story for a chosen theme

Who Should Attend:
Counsellors, social workers, psychologists, play therapists, psychotherapists, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students who are interested in incorporating elements of storytelling into their work. Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates.

Workshop Details:
Included in the workshop price:

  • 12 CPD points/hours (24 hours for AASW members)
  • Comprehensive Bound Seminar Workbook
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Lunch, Morning & Afternoon Teas
  • GST

Workshop Cost:
Regular Price        $660
Student Price        $560

This event counts as 12 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.

29/08/2019 - 30/08/2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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