Friday, April 9, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Narrative Therapy Initiative 
Narrative Therapy Initiative 

What Is Narrative Therapy?

Date: Friday April 9, 2021; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern
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. 

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.  This training will be live streamed but will not be recorded. By registering, you agree to be a participant in a live-streaming event.  No segments of this training will be recorded or be made available via video.

Registration Fees:

  • Regular Registration Rate  -- $125.00
  • Student/Senior Registration Rate -- $75.00 

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/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.  CE Certificates are $25.00.
  • 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.
  • Questions? Email NTI at narrativetherapyinitiative@gmail.com.