Workshops & Training

At Evanston Family Therapy Center we have been dedicated to teaching narrative therapy for more than 2 decades. We keep groups small by design so that we can tailor our teaching to the contexts, interests, and learning styles of group members.

Our ongoing programs are taught by Jill Freedman and Gene Combs. We also host guest faculty from time to time. In addition to Michael White and David Epston, David Denborough, Vicki Dickerson, Jim Duvall, Vanessa Jackson, Bill Madsen, Cheryl White, and Karen Young have all presented here in recent years. Our current offerings for workshops and trainings are below.



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Yearlong Narrative Therapy Program

with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
January 24-28, June 6-10, September 19-23 2018
This workshop is currently full

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introduction to narrative therapy

with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs

RESCHEDULED! New date is March 16


Level 1 intensive 

with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs 
Dates: March 7-11, 2018
Limited to 15 people

Advanced Intensive in Tuscany, Italy

with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
Dates: October 6-10 (welcoming dinner October 5, departure October 11) 2018
Limited to 15 participants

In Fall 2018 we will offer our eighth 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.
We plan to join with up to 15 other experienced practitioners of narrative therapy just outside the ancient walls of San Gimignano, Italy for a 5-day intensive workshop. 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.