Narrative Therapy Approaches to Trauma

Narrative Therapy Approaches to Trauma

This workshop introduces and explores concepts and techniques of the Narrative Therapy approach (of Michael White and David Epston) to working with families and family members who have experienced trauma. You will have the opportunity to practice these approaches in a supportive environment. Particular focus will be given to the use of Narrative Therapy with families. Prior knowledge of Narrative Therapy is recommended but not required.

What will you Learn?

By attending this workshop, you will be able to describe and begin to apply the narrative therapy techniques of:

  • ‘Double listening’, i.e. simultaneously listening for both the effects of trauma and the client’s responses to trauma
  • Externalising the effects of trauma
  • Eliciting and highlighting a person’s responses to trauma
  • Building the person’s preferred story with their responses
  • Using the person’s responses to restore their sense of self and identity following the effects of trauma

Relevant Audience

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

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Training at your workplace

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