Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Narrative Therapy Initiative 
Narrative Therapy Initiative 

What Is Narrative Therapy?
Date: October 31, 2019; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Instructor: NTI faculty
Location: Online via Zoom

NTI is excited to host our first online offering of this popular introductory narrative training. This one-day course is for people who have heard about narrative therapy but have never been formally introduced to its radically collaborative, respectful, and social justice ways of understanding people and problems. Sometimes people mistakenly think narrative therapy is simply about listening to people tell their stories. This is partly true, but there is much more.

Narrative therapy helps people grow a new sense of personal power, choice, and action with the problems in their lives and relationships. Importantly, it also addresses the political nature of problems. Narrative therapy raises questions about whether problems should be understood as a mental health issue or as an effect of power relations and social injustice.

In this workshop, the basic assumptions and ideas that distinguish the Narrative Worldview from the culturally dominant Normative Worldview will be introduced. The exciting implications and effectiveness of working from a narrative perspective will be illustrated in real examples from clinical work. The intention of this workshop is to offer participants an initial taste of narrative therapy and its implication for ourselves as people committed to helping people who are experiencing hardships and trauma. 

In this workshop, participants will learn:

  • Critical distinctions between Narrative and Normative Worldviews
  • The purpose of Rich Story Development
  • The social justice practice of externalizing problems

Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Rate, by October 11 -- $105; $75 for students/seniors
  • Regular Rate, after October 11 -- $125; $75 for students/seniors
  • Rate when you also register for NTI's November 1 workshop on "Narrative Therapy and Cultural Sensitivity" -- $100; $60 for students/seniors (To learn more about this workshop, click here.)

 Additional Information:

  • Group Rate: We offer discounts 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 6 CEUs for LMFTs and LICSWs. We also will provide a Certificate of Attendance to anyone who wishes to request CEUs directly from their professional association. If you will need a CE or attendance certificate, please order one in the registration form.
  • Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be given up to 14 days prior to the training minus a $25 cancellation processing fee; within 14 days of the training, no refunds will be provided.
  • Questions: Email NTI at narrativetherapyinitiative@gmail.com.