Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Narrative Therapy Initiative 
Narrative Therapy Initiative 

What Is Narrative Therapy?
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern
Instructor: Amy Druker, MSW
Location: Online via Zoom

This one-day online training is for people who have heard about narrative therapy but have never been formally introduced to its radically collaborative, respectful, and socially just 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 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.  Participating in this workshop meets the requirement for NTI's 2-Day Narrative Therapy in Practice on October 24 & October 25, 2020 and qualifies you for a $25.00 discount off registration

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

This training will be a live, interactive event using the Zoom web conferencing platform and will be recorded.  You will be emailed instructions before the event on how to set up and access the Zoom platform.

Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Rate, by September 20 -- $100; $70 for students/seniors
  • Regular Rate, after September 21 -- $125; $75 for students/seniors

Technical Information: The Zoom interactive, web conferencing platform allow participants to see both the presenter and the audience and to interact by raising your hand, typing questions and comments in a chat box, or speaking to the group. By participating in the live training, you agree to be part of an interactive event that will be recorded.  All registrants' participation will be deleted from the video unless explicit written or verbal permission is given to NTI.  

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: This training is approved for 6 CEUs for LMFTs and LICSWs/LCSWs. If you need LMHC CEUs, we will assist you with the application process. If you will need a CE certificate, please order one in the registration form and let us know your professional license number.
  • Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be given up to 14 days prior to the training minus a $25 cancellation fee. Within 14 days of the training, no refunds will be provided.
  • Instructor Bio: For detailed information about Amy Druker, visit the NTI website.
  • Questions? Email NTI at narrativetherapyinitiative@gmail.com.