Using Narrative Work with First Nations Families

This workshop provides a practice-based introduction to using Narrative Therapy and other creative processes with First Nations families.

Using Narrative Work with First Nations Families

This workshop provides a practice-based introduction to using narrative therapy and other creative processes with First Nations families. You will get to explore the principles, philosophies and concepts underpinning the narrative approach.

This workshop includes experiential exercises which enable you to practice these skills in a supportive environment, and to get a sense of what it might feel like from a client and family perspective.

What will you learn?

By attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand 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
  • Adapt and identify the range of creative processes and activities, and apply these to make them relevant for your workspace and the families you work with

Relevant Audience

Counsellors, therapists, case managers, and health and community workers who are interested in exploring the use of this model for their work.

Workshop Style

This is an interactive workshop that explores the application of narrative therapy theory using practical and engaging activities. There are hands-on components to this day. Some basic art materials will be required; the list will be sent to registrants prior to the workshop date.

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