Advanced Intensive in Tuscany, Italy

with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
Dates: September 28-October 3, 2019 (opening dinner, Sept. 27, leaving Oct. 4)
Limited to 15 participants

Tuition: Early bird rate, $800 (ends August 1, 2019); regular rate, $900.

In Fall 2019 we will offer our ninth annual advanced intensive in an especially beautiful spot in the Tuscan countryside. Our friends, the Rossi family, will once again welcome us to their highly rated bed and breakfast, Podere Ponte a Nappo.

Location: Ponte A Nappo Bed & Breakfast, San Gimignano, Italy

We plan to join with up to 15 other experienced practitioners of narrative therapy just outside the ancient walls of San Gimignano, Italy for 6 days, which will include five intensive workshop days. In the month before we meet we will correspond with participants to find out about the contexts they work in, the practices they are excited to learn more about, and the challenges they are facing in their practice. We will use this input to plan a set of experiences that meet as many specific requests, contexts, and challenges as we can in our time together. We will also share some of our newest work and provide structure for exercises and reflection.

We will meet for two 3-hour blocks each day, often in the gorgeously maintained gardens of the bed and breakfast. This will leave time for extended walks in the town or the countryside, visits to other hill towns, drives through the Chianti country, or just relaxing in the lush natural surroundings. In addition to five days of training, we will have a full day of recreation on the third or fourth day of our time together. Partners, family members, or traveling companions will be welcome to join us for meals and excursions.

Registration: We plan the course with the assumption that attendees have considerable familiarity and experience with narrative ideas and practices. If you are interested, contact us at 847-866-7879 or We will correspond with you to get details about your background and experience to be sure that there is a good fit between our intentions and your desires. Once we have mutually agreed that the fit is right, we will send you a payment link and an invoice.

In order for us to qualify for group rates, all participants must stay at B&B Ponte a Nappo throughout the training. Once you have been accepted into the training, you can click here to register for your room.


Continuing Education Credits: 30 total (for six hours of training each day). A certificate of completion will be provided to each participant on the final day of the training. See below for details on CECs.

Accommodations: Accommodations are arranged by participants directly with - and paid to - the bed and breakfast in San Gimignano, Ponte a Nappo. Visit Ponte A Nappo's website here to learn more about them.



**We are an approved provider of continuing education credits (CECs) by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for social workers (LCSW/LSW), professional counselors (LPC/LCPC), and marriage and family therapists (MFT) and provide certificates of attendance for workshops and trainings. To determine the credit requirements for your professional license please contact your local agency.