Introduction to Narrative Therapy with Families

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Male and female holding hands Presented by The Bouverie Centre, this course provides a practice-based introduction to the school of Narrative Therapy founded by Michael White and David Epston. You will have the opportunity to discuss its principles, philosophies and concepts, and how they compare to other models, as well as practice some of these techniques.

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Date:
Thursday 05 May 2022 09:30 am until Thursday 05 May 2022 04:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
The Bouverie Centre
bouverie.training@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Dr. Ron Findlay, The Bouverie Centre
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training; Public
Cost:
$220 (GST incl)

This course provides a practice-based introduction to the school of Narrative Therapy founded by Michael White and David Epston. You will have the opportunity to discuss its principles, philosophies and concepts, and how they compare to other models. You will gain an understanding and have the opportunity to practice two main introductory techniques of ‘Externalising Conversations’ (working with the problem) and identifying ‘Unique Outcomes’ (finding solutions). The course also touches on the next step, ‘Re-authoring,’ which refers to building the new story, and also how to start and end the session Narrative Therapy style.

Depending on participant needs, witnessing responses and therapeutic documents may also be covered within training.

Suitable for

Counsellors, therapists and health and community workers who are interested in exploring the use of narrative therapy.

Course benefits

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Comprehend the theory and philosophy behind narrative therapy
  • Practice core techniques of narrative therapy: externalising the problem and finding ‘Unique Outcomes’ (positives)
  • Identify a range of narrative therapy skills and apply these to your work with clients
What you can expect
  • An experienced presenter in the Narrative Therapy model who is both a clinician and a teacher
  • Demonstrations of approaches Discussion and debate on Narrative Therapy concepts and philosophies
  • Guided exercises for you to practice your skills
  • Activities to make the workshop material relevant to you and to your specific work context
  • A selection of relevant readings and resources to complement your learning
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