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Salem, MA 01970

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Narrative Therapy Initiative 
Narrative Therapy Initiative at The Salem Center 
Linking Lives and Letter Writing Practice Intensive, March 2017

Dates: March 3 & 4, 2017; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Stephen Gaddis, Ph.D.

This two-day course is for students who have already taken an introductory training in Narrative Therapy and wish to develp and/or explore their narrative therapy skills. Written words last longer than spoken ones. As people develop their preferred stories for their lives and relationships, written documents help thicken and sustain these stories. Letters can be used as touchstones for people to return to as they work to keep their preferred stories close to them. Letters can also be circulated among people they wish to invite to support them with their preferred intentions, hopes, dreams, and values.

Students will be provided with reading materials on Linking Lives and Letter Writing prior to the start of the course to help contextualize these practices within the narrative worldview. During our first day together, the use of written documents will be introduced in detail. Students will then be engaged in exercises to help them deepen their personal understandings of these narrative therapy practices.

Like all NTI courses, Practice Intensives emphasize an experiential learning approach in an environment that nurtures community and relationship-building. We cannot wait to stand alongside your ongoing interest and commitment to narrative therapy and social justice!

This course meets on March 3 & 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break each day.

The course is limited to 9 people. Please sign up early to guarantee your space.

Tuition: $350; $100 deposit required at registration
(To discuss tuition assistance and payment plans, please contact Ashley Gaddis at narrativetherapyinitiative@gmail.com.)

Additional Information:

  • CEUs: This course has received approaval for 11 CE hours for licensed clinical social workers and LMFTs. If you will need a CE certificate, please note in the registration form which certificate you need. Please also let us know your professional license number.
  • Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be given up to 14 days prior to the first day of the course minus a $25 cancellation processing fee; within 14 days of the course, no refunds will be provided.
  • Instructor Bio: For detailed information about the instructor for this course, visit the NTI website.