Yearlong Narrative Therapy Program
with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
Dates: January 24-28, June 6-10, September 19-23 2018
Limited to 12 participants
Our yearlong narrative therapy program offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in narrative ideas and practice over the course of a year. The program includes 3 5-day intensive workshops in which you will explore the ideas through discussion, carefully crafted practice activities and interviews. Between these intensives, you will be reading articles and book chapters about narrative ideas and practice and trying out the ideas in your own context. Your group will be meeting monthly via the internet to reflect on the readings and your experience in using the practices. We will encourage you to continue these conversations and support each other through email and social media.
We will focus on:
• Learning narrative practices and gaining skills through exercises and supervised interviews
• Understanding the theoretical and philosophical positions that support narrative work
• Appreciating the people we work with as the privileged authors of their own stories
• Exploring the role of cultural norms and discourses, in both problematic stories and in preferred stories
• Appreciating the importance of recognizing and building communities in which alternative stories can circulate and take on meaning
• Approaching ethics as ways of being that we embody in bringing forth a just world (rather than as rules we must follow to avoid punishment)
• Focusing on particular problems and applications of the work tailored to the interests and contexts of group members
Masters Degree Option
The yearlong course, with an additional module, counts toward completion of the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work degree from Dulwich Centre and the University of Melbourne. If you enroll in the Masters program you will receive recognition of prior learning for “Advanced Narrative Skills Development.”
The extra module has two components: The first is to record 2 sessions of work, transcribing at least 15 minutes of each of those 2 sessions, and then to engage with a mentor in supervision around these 2 pieces of work.
The second component is to write a 5000 word report of a focused project in which you apply narrative ideas in your context over the course of the yearlong program.
Successful completion of the yearlong program along with the additional work and mentoring will mean that you can complete the Masters program with only one trip to Australia. For more information about the Dulwich Centre Masters program visit the Dulwich Centre website at: http://dulwichcentre.com.au/masters.
Although this module has been designed to satisfy some of the requirements of the Master program, it is available to any members of the yearlong program who desire this extra level of mentoring.
Early-bird registration (full payment received on or before November 27, 2017):
Regular registration (payment received after November 27, 2017):
Student registration (documentation of student status required):
Masters Degree Option:
$773 USD (in addition to registration tuition)
If you are registering as a student, please send documentation of your student status to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment plans are available. Please contact us if you are interested in setting up a payment plan.
A $300 deposit—which will be refunded if you are not accepted—is due as part of the application process. This will count toward your tuition.
Please download this application and submit by e-mail to email@example.com and pay the $309 deposit using the PayPal button below.
You may also return your application with a $300 check to: Evanston Family Therapy Center, 1212 ½ Elmwood Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202.
If accepted to the program, we will contact you with next steps to pay tuition in full.
Do not pay for this workshop online until you have been accepted.
Send us your completed application form, and pay the application fee, either online for $309 or with a check or money order for $300. If you are not accepted, your fee will be refunded.