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.



Yearlong Narrative Therapy Program

with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
: January 24-28, June 6-10, September 19-23 2018
Limited to 12 participants

Level 1 intensive 

with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs 
Dates: March 7-11, 2018
Enrollment expanded to accept up to 25 people

CHANGE OF VENUE!! This workshop will now be at Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston IL


Advanced Intensive in Tuscany, Italy

with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
Dates: October 1-7 (welcoming dinner October 1, departure October 7) 2017
Limited to 15 participants - FULL

Introduction to Narrative Therapy

with Gene Combs
September 8, 2017
Expanded to include up to 25 participants

CHANGE OF VENUE - Workshop will now be at Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston

Yearlong Narrative Therapy Program

with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
: January 25-29, May 3-7, August 9-13 2017
Limited to 12 participants - FULL

Level 1 Intensive 

Dates: January 25-29, 2017
Limited to 15 - FULL

Level 2 Intensive

Dates: May 3-7, 2017
Limited to 15 - FULL

Level 3 Intensive

Dates: August 9-13, 2017
Limited to 16 - FULL


Continuing Education: 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.

Housing & Accommodations: Click here for information about where to stay while studying at EFTC.

To register online, click on "More Info / Register Here" or choose payment option at the bottom of the page. All online payments are processed through Paypal, a securely hosted site. To register offline, or for further information contact us.

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If you are interested in hearing from people who have participated in any of our workshops and trainings, please contact us and we can put you in touch.