narrativeapproaches.com presents on March 23 and 24, 2018 9:30-4:30 at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA, 94707:
“What’s Love Got to Do With It” a new workshop with David Epston, re-imagining the future of narrative therapy
DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP
The workshop will focus on innovations and new directions for Narrative Therapy. These developments will be set in the context of narrative therapy practices over the last 30 plus years and point to the development new and recent contextualizations for future practices. Innovative techniques such as Insider Witness Practices will be demonstrated. Projects addressing a variety of specialized clinical populations will be introduced. Varied cultural contexts from around the world will be described and exemplified.
- List two or more recent concepts in Narrative Therapy theory.
- From material presented, write your own Narrative questions for live review in the workshop.
- Demonstrate two new Narrative Therapy techniques in triads
- Demonstrate question-asking skills by giving and receiving feedback in triads and in the whole group.
- Critique, discuss and assess clinical points with the presenter after watching video demonstrations.
- Develop competency in one new or extended Narrative Therapy technique for clinical intervention.
- Describe how you would apply one recent Narrative Therapy technique to a new client population.
- Describe the development of Insider Witnessing Practice from Marissa Revisits, a 1998 case study, to recent innovations in United States, Canada, France or New Zealand.
- Identify and explain your understanding of three new cultural contexts for Narrative Therapy practice.
- Craft and be able to use in your practice narrative questions informed by Bakhtin’s notion of love.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
David Epston is a therapist based in Auckland, New Zealand, He holds visiting professorships and participates in academic, research, clinical collaborations around the world. Epston and his late friend and colleague Michael White are the co-founders of narrative therapy.
In New Zealand Epston started working as a senior social worker in an Auckland hospital. From 1981 to 1987 he worked as consultant family therapist at the Leslie Centre, run by Presbyterian Support Services in Auckland. From 1987 to the present he has been co-director of The Family Therapy Centre in Auckland.
In the late 1970s Epston and Michael White led the flowering of family therapy within Australia and New Zealand. Together they started developing their ideas, continuing during the 1980s, and in 1990 published Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends, the first major text in what came to be known as narrative therapy. Since then David has continued to publish prolifically and teach narrative therapy internationally.
Epston was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (D.Litt.) by John F. Kennedy University, in Orinda, California, and he received the Special Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Therapy from the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This presentation is intended for licensed mental health providers and graduate students in psychology, social work, and related clinical fields. People new to Narrative Therapy are welcome as well as advanced practitioners.
DATES AND PLACE
March 23 and 24, 2018
Friday and Saturday
9:30 am to 4:30pm
Northbrae Community Church
Berkeley, CA 94707
COSTS: The cost for registration for the 2 days is $225 or $179 each person for groups of 3 or more registering together.
Narrativeapproaches.com (#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. Narrativeapproaches.com 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.)
PSYCHOLOGY CEU’S: Contra Costa Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Contra Costa Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
12 CEUs are available for Psychologists: (There is a separate registration fee and process). For more information on Psychologist CEU’s please re- visit this site for future announcements.
Certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the workshop.
Please send a check by to:
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.
QUESTIONS or CONCERNS?
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