Workshops presents:

David Epston in Berkeley California on June 9 and 10, 2017



June 9 and 10, 2017

Friday and Saturday

9:30 am to 4:30pm

Northbrae Community Church  

Berkeley, CA 94707


In this workshop, David will review some of his more recent considerations as to ‘histories for the future’,  the ‘re-imagination’ of narrative therapy’ and the revitalisation of the ’spirit of adventure’ in both practice and the theory commandeered to account for it 

A day will be given over to ‘how to learn how to do’ narrative therapy and recent pedagogies that intend for practitioners to ‘make maps’ rather than follow ‘maps’ eg. ‘case stories as pedagogies as virtual apprenticeships and the recuperation of the idea of real apprenticeships.  

David Epston, Kay Ingamells (NZ), and Tom Carlson (North Dakota State University) have been establishing ‘apprenticeships for the artistry of narrative therapy practice’ and this is being trialled this year with apprentices in Japan, Australia, United States and Canada.  

Much of the above intends to live up to what might be considered David and Michael’s ‘manifesto’ published in 1992:

“However we are drawing attention to the fact that one of the aspects associated with this work that is of central importance to us is the spirit of adventure.  We aim to preserve that spirit, and know that if we accomplish this our work will continue to evolve ways that are enriching to our lives, and to the lives of those persons who seek our help.”( Epston and White, Experience, Contradiction, Narrative and Imagination, p. 9) 


  • Retain at least one aspect of narrative therapy theory and practice aspect that has been re-imagined by the presenter and produce one theoretical concept that you can re-imagine.
  • Utilize a minimum of one narrative “history of the future” that is potentially applicable to your practice.
  • Identify one potential area of your therapy practice that may engage your own “spirit of adventure.”
  • Mentally rehearse or role-play one virtual and one real  “artistic apprenticeship” opportunity that is potentially applicable to your practice.



The cost for registration for the 2 days is $225 

or $179 each person for groups of 3 or more registering together


CEU’s  (#137319) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for licensed mental health professionals and graduate students preparing for those professions. maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

This course is intended to meet the qualifications for 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. (No additional fees.)

12 CEUs are also available for Psychologists: (There is a separate registration fee and process). For more information on Psychologist CEU’s please visit

Certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the workshop.



Please send a check by May 20 to:

Narrative Approaches

c/o Suzanne Pregerson LMFT

1530 5th Street

Berkeley CA 94710


We rent facilities and design our workshops so that they are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have need of any accommodation please contact Suzanne Pregerson with your request at [email protected] at the time of your registration.


Cancellations greater than one week before the workshop are 100% refundable. Cancellations less than one week in and more than two days in advance will result in a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations of less than 48 hours will not be refunded.


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