This is an online event.



Narrative Therapy Initiative

4-Day Advanced Tree of Life Intensive: 

A Narrative Approach to Rescue and Reclaim Preferred Identities

Dates: Monday February 26 - Wednesday February 28 from 10am to 5:00pm ET and Thursday February 29, 2024 from 9:00am to 5:00pm ET

Instructor: Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo

Location: Online via Zoom

Spend 4 days with Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo, the pioneer and co-developer of Tree of Life, to learn about the history and origins of the Tree of Life approach and learn advanced methods in how Tree of Life can be applied when working with diverse people and groups in a wide range of settings in the provision of mental health services.

The Advanced Intensive Days:

Day 1 10AM-5PMET - Foundations and History of Tree of Life; Introduction to the Imbeleko Approach to therapeutic practice; Four parts of Tree of Life approach 

Day 2 10AM-5PMET - Principles of narrative therapy; Second Story Development; Practical Exercises

Day 3 10AM-5PMET - Broader application:  Working with Families and Couples; Using Tree of Life to respond to loss and grief 

Day 4 9AM-5PMET - Setting up Tree of Life groups; Working with organizations, teams and communities

Registration Fees for the Intensive Option:

  • Regular registration fee: $425
  • Student/Senior registration fee: $375
  • If you have attended any of Ncazelo's previous workshops offered through NTI, there is a $25.00 discount off the regular registration rate

Additional Information:

  • Group Rate: A discount is available for groups of four or more people from a single agency or organization; to register a group, email narrativetherapyinitiative@gmail.com.
  • CEUs: We are applying for 22 CEUs for LMFTs with NEAFAST and LICSWs/LCSWs with NASW-MA. Please note it is the participant's responsibility to check with the respective licensing board to determine if these approvals meet the requirements for licensure renewal.  If you need LMHC or Psychologist CEUs, we will assist you with the application process by providing you documentation of attendance and workshop information at no charge.  If you are a LMFT or LCSW/LICSW and will need a CE certificate, please order one in the registration form and let us know your professional license number. CEU Certificates are $25.00.
  • Cancellation Policy:  Refunds will be given up to 14 days prior to the event minus a $25 cancellation processing fee; within 14 days of the event, no refunds will be provided.
  • Questions regarding Payment Plans, Tuition Assistance or anything else? Email NTI at narrativetherapyinitiative@gmail.com.

Presenter Bio:

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.