Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Narrative Therapy Initiative

Culturally Sensitive Narrative Practices
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019; 8:30 am to 4 pm
Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo and Stephen Gaddis

In conjunction with our annual fall workshop on November 1, NTI is hosting an intimate, limited-space event on Saturday, November 2. Building from the workshop the previous day, we will immerse ourselves even further into explorations of culturally sensitive narrative practices for a limited number of participants. We intend to engage participants in exercises and conversations that help enhance the intention to be sensitive to power relations.

We are limiting this special occasion to only 30 participants, and spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register today so you don't miss your opportunity to attend such a rare event! 

To participate in this event, you must also attend our November 1 workshop, "Narrative Therapy and Cultural Sensitivity: Responding to People Who Have Suffered Hardships and Trauma." Click here to learn more and register.

Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Rate, by October 11 -- $180
  • Regular Rate, after October 11 -- $200
  • For questions about payment, please email Darcey Surette.

Additional Information:

  • Food: A light breakfast and coffee service will be provided in the morning, and coffee and snacks wil be provided in the afternoon. There will be a one-hour lunch break.
  • CEUs: We are approved for 6 CEUs for LMFTs, and have applied for 6 CEUs for social workers and LMHCs. We are not a CE provider for psychologists. If you will need a CE certificate, please order one in the registration form.
  • Public Transportation: The NonProfit Center is within walking distance of Boston's South Station.
  • Cancellation Policy: Given the small numbers for this event, refunds will be given up to 14 days prior to the event ONLY if we can fill the space. Within 14 days of the event, no refunds will be provided.
  • Questions? Email NTI at narrativetherapyinitiative@gmail.com.

Presenter Bios:

Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo is the pioneer and co-developer of the Tree of Life Counselling Methodology. She is a psychologist, narrative therapist, and psychosocial specialist with over 15 years’ experience working in the area of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing. She specializes in designing programs and interventions for various vulnerable groups and communities. Her work has largely focused on supporting children, women, and communities affected by HIV and AIDS, poverty, and conflict in East and Southern Africa. Ncazelo has travelled extensively in Africa, Europe, and Australia, providing training in responding to hardships and trauma and sharing her experiences with mental health practitioners. Over the years, Ncazelo’s work has focused on developing culturally sensitive therapies to respond to the hardships and trauma experienced by children, women, and communities. Learn more about Ncazelo at www.phola.org.

Stephen Gaddis, PhD, LMFT, is director of NTI and has studied, practiced, and taught narrative therapy since 1994. He earned his International Postgraduate Diploma in narrative therapy at the Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, Australia, where he studied with Michael White. Steve also spent a year teaching narrative therapy in the graduate school of counseling at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. He has published and presented on narrative therapy nationally and internationally. Currently, Steve has a full-time narrative therapy and supervision practice in Salem, Mass., and he teaches narrative therapy at Boston College School of Social Work, William James College, and independently through NTI. Steve received his doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Syracuse University.