Our Partners, Workshop Presenters, and Narrative Online Faculty are working together to build a supportive network and narrative practice resource library available to higher education institutions.
What is Re-authoring Teaching?
Re-authoring Teaching, Inc. is a consortium of narrative practice teachers, practitioners and enthusiasts from around the world who seek to promote training and professional development in a narrative approach to therapy, organizational, and community work. The term, “Re-authoring Teaching” is a play on the term “Re-authoring Conversations” that Michael White and David Epston coined in their original description of narrative therapy.
What is Narrative Training?
Our faculty draws from the best of our teaching experiences and everyday practices as narrative practitioners to provide professional development, continuing education and higher education resources with a focus on skill-building and application in a range of mental health, health care, coaching and community contexts.
Check out our latest news blog for what’s happening with our online courses (with available CE credit), workshops, The Collab Salon and Higher Education teaching materials. Find our most recent contributions to resources including free videos on our new Re-authoring Teaching Youtube Channel.
New content on our YouTube channel!
We’re always adding new material to our public YouTube channel. See our playlists highlighting conversations with practitioners & teachers. Get glimpses of teacher’s presentations in our Online Series on Rich Story Development, Where the Buses Don’t Run Yet, and Narrative in Action.Join the Re-authoring Teaching Youtube Project as a way to expand the narrative therapy conversation. Be sure to click over and see what gems you can find! Or like our Facebook Page to see videos as they are introduced.
What would it look like if we could truly escape blame as a way of talking about our lives? What sort of conversation would take its place? Our latest online course, Escaping Blame: Helping Couples Develop Account-ability with Larry Zucker, LCSW. gives six lessons exploring therapeutic conversations that are possible when Accountability emerges as practice distinct from Blame, and what we can do as therapists to nurture that distinction. The course begins in September, 2016. Three additional self-paced courses are also available to start at any time.
SuEllen Hamkins, MD is a psychiatrist and author. Her work centers on three main areas: narrative psychiatry, college student mental health and mother-daughter relationships. As a Re-authoring Teaching Faculty Member, SuEllen gave the 2015 workshop, Working with people facing severe and persistent problems, and has presented – and co-presented- several Collab Salons. We eagerly await SuEllen’s upcoming online course.
Narrative Training: Refreshing the Spirit of The Work What Participants Have To Say
Last semester, a student asked for an independent study course on Narrative therapy. Rather than going the traditional route, we adapted “Narrative Therapy: Foundations & Key Concepts,” as an independent study. This was not only less work for me but a lot more fun for both of us.
Laurie Markham, MFT, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California
As a member of The Collab Salon, I experience a “timeless” growth of unimagined pathways to new learnings and new practices with an energy to discover what the future may hold. I cannot imagine how anyone interested and curious about this practice would not want to join!
Don McGillivray, Certified Canadian Counsellor, Narrative Reflections, Edmonton, Alberta
I particularly appreciated the chance to immerse myself in practice – to spend time refining this craft. I so enjoyed the spirit of the presenters – the sense of welcoming and of creating a space that might be renewing. I can hardly wait to bring these fresh ideas and practices back to my country.
Jehanzeb Baldiwala, Director, Mental Health Services, Ummeed Child Development Center, Mumbai, India
What’s happening this month:
Collab Salons: each month Collab Salon Members can participate in a live webinar Collab Salon conversation with practitioners and students from around the globe.
Workshops: offered a few times each year, in Vermont, Mumbai, and elsewhere, in-person workshos are a great way to reconnect with the work and the people.
Online Course Webinar components: some of our credentialed online courses include live webinar lessons, which are recorded for ongoing access within the course.
Get involved with our monthly webinar when online faculty and members from around the world meet together informally in real time for about an hour. Or watch the recording later in our growing library of Past Salons.