Over the past several months, our website has been experiencing significant technical glitches. Our sincere apologies for any frustrations these problems have contributed to your lives and work. Dealing with these problems has brought forth much reflection leading to initiating some major improvements. Please join me in welcoming our new Reauthoring Teaching Team Members:
Spirit Labs (Viet Nam): an excellent new technical Team who are step-by-step helping us bring our site back into tiptop shape;
Kurt Broderson (Middlebury Vermont); Catherina & Axel Cojulun (Southern California), : Excellent community-minded filmmakers and editors who are creating and developing excellent video recordings for upcoming training materials.
Have a look below at some of our current training initiatives. Even better – Join us! Peggy Sax, Executive Director, Reauthoring Teaching.
2019 Groups Forming Now!
A new round of customized Faculty Consultation Groups are scheduled to begin meeting through Zoom in January 2019. Wherever you are situated around the world, we invite you to join us in real-time for these opportunities to further develop your skills as a narrative practitioner.
The Working with Couples Consultation Group is for people who have completed -or are taking- Larry’s course, Escaping Blame: Helping Couples Develop Account-ability. The group provides an opportunity for direct case consultation as you apply the ideas covered in the course to the couples you work with. We will meet live online for an hour and a half, monthly for 6 consecutive months, beginning in September 2018 with specific schedule to be determined.
This consultation group is for people who are interested in having perhaps difficult or uncomfortable conversations around difference with regards to race and privilege in the therapy room. Through direct conversation in a brave and safe space we will discuss topics/behaviors that may cause us hesitation in our conversations or with questioning our clients. Further, we will work together to formulate narrative language that may help us to access the unknown with our clients.
For practitioners interested in exploring an affective-discursive approach to clinical work that integrates EMDR Therapy and somatic-oriented practices with Narrative Therapy. Group will meet monthly for 2 hours, the first Thursday of the month (6 sessions), beginning early in 2019.
Limited to 12 mental health workers or educators who have had experience with either EMDR or Somatic-Oriented Therapies in addition to a Narrative Therapy approach. This group will meet for 90 minutes monthly for 6 months on the third Thursday of the month, beginning early in 2019.
Beginning in January 2015, the Collab discovered “Zoom” as a platform for faculty and members from around the world meet together informally in real time. These “meetings on a cloud” always occur at 5pm (New York time) on the third Sunday of the month, lasting about an hour (sometimes a bit longer, but usually not more than 1-1/2 hours). Events are recorded, and then become available on-demand afterwards to all Collab Salon members including anyone not able to join in real time. All members are encouraged to share reflections, follow-up materials, and ideas for future Salons. Have a look at what’s to come for the remainder of 2018 and in 2019.
On November 18, Sasha Pilkington (Auckland New Zealand will share a practice she calls a “Virtue Inquiry” that often guides her approach to end-of-life conversations. And then…on December 16, Ian Percy (Perth, Australia) will present Fields of Kindness: An Antidote to Tyrannical Devaluing, paying particular attention to expanding relational fields of kindness when tyrannical and devaluing voices seek to usurp a person’s voice and erase their knowing about their achievements.
Our fantastic 2019 schedule highlights presentations from around the world including: Tom Carlson & Sanni-Ilona Paljakka; Travis Heath, Kay Ingamells ; Elena Baskina & Maria Tiunova; Chris Darmody; Daniel Angus & Jennifer Freeman; Jehanzeb Baldiwala, Raviraj Shety, Daisy Daruwalla and Jill Sanghvi; Sarah Kahn & Shona Russell; Sumie Ishikawa & David Epston; Christoffer Haugaard; marcela polanco; Gerald Monk, Ian Percy & Lynne Rosen.
Sasha McAllum Pilkington shared a narrative approach to therapeutic conversations focusing on: listening for virtue, companioning, making meaning and enhancing a person’s sense of agency. Her presentation set the stage for a lively exchange of ideas about serving people as they approach the end of their lives, and their families/friends/communities supporting them. This was Sasha’s first visit to the USA; we are already planning for her return visit.
Narrative Camp 2019 will bring together a diverse blend of practitioners & teachers of different ages and different languages from around the world to take turns interviewing each other about the past, present and future of Narrative Therapy. We offer options for a weeklong or four day stay on Lake Champlain.