The Collab Salon
is a monthly webinar bringing together online faculty and Collab members from around the world to meet informally in real time.To start, we are scheduling a regular meeting on the third Sunday of the month @ 5pm, NYC time. Each month we will focus on a different theme. It’s free to Collab members! You just need to sign up so we will reserve you a spot.

Six Steps in preparation

  1. Register for (or renew) your Collab membership here
  2. Learn about our vision forThe Collab Salon here.
  3. Download Zoom (it’s free!)
  4. Figure out when we meet according to your time zone here.
  5. Sign up (below) to reserve a spot for this month.
  6. When the time comes, join us in our special “Collab Salon Meeting Room” here.

Any questions or suggestions? Do you want us to rotate the time for future meetings to better accommodate your time zone? Visit our Help Desk on The Conversation Forum!

Sign up for our Next Collab Salons!

Sign up below to reserve your spot for this month and future months!  Remember you have to sign up for each month separately. Space is limited to 25 including the speaker and the co-hosts. Please save the link for The Collab Salon Room. We always meet in the same place!

June, 2015

Peggy Sax

Peggy Sax

In June, (June 21 @ 5pm New York Time), Peggy Sax will guide a conversation about Narrative Therapy: Foundations & Key Concepts. We are particularly keen to evoke a student state of mind as we bring together students, teachers and practitioners. What helps you to learn narrative practice? All Collab members are welcome to join us.

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Upcoming Collab Salons

July, 2015

Laurie Markham

Laurie Markham

david marsten

David Marsten

In July, (July 19 @ 5pm New York Time), Laurie Markham & David Marsten will share reflections on imagining new possibilities with young people and their families. Laurie and David will draw from their own work as well as their current book project with David Epston. Join us!


Online Faculty

Past Collab Salons

January, 2015

Our first ” Collab Salon” met to get acquainted with Zoom, Re-authoring Teaching features and each other. We meet at 5 pm on Sunday, January 18 (Vermont time). You can still join us if you missed this session – it’s easy to get acquainted with Zoom on your own, and then join us for the next webinar.

February, 2015

larryLarry Zucker- Escaping Blame: Helping Couples Develop Account-Ability: The Collab Salon is an informal opportunity for participants to learn from – and exchange with- Larry around his narrative approach to working with couples: Escaping blaming frames of reference, within a field that encourages therapists to see people and relationships as problematic. Larry is coming to Vermont to present a workshop (here) on Monday, June 15, 2015, and developing a course in our “Narrative in Action” online series. Members can find archived materials from Larry’s Collab Salon here. We’ve also set up a Conversation Forum topic for follow-up reflections and inquiry here.

March, 2015

suEllen Hamkins We learned from – and exchanged with- SuEllen around her narrative approach to working with people who are suffering with serious and relentless problems or mental health challenges. SuEllen is coming to Vermont to present a workshop on Working with people facing severe and persistent problems on Thursday-Friday, June 18-19, 2015, and developing a course in our “Narrative in Action” online series. She is also the author of the book, The Art of Narrative Psychiatry- which we highly recommend! Check out her website here.  Collab Members can review SuEllen’s Powerpoint slides and the recording of this Collab Salon here.

April, 2015: 

maggie-carey Our April Collab Salon features Maggie Carey, a member of Narrative Practices Adelaide- the center Michael started in 2008, just a few months before his untimely death. Maggie presented on the Absent but Implicit (Action) as a pathway to rich story development.  Check out Maggie’s archived materials here! Please note: Maggie’s first online course, An introduction to rich story development, is now scheduled to begin in September, 2015!

May, 2015

Charley Lang

Charley Lang

As featured guest for our May Collab session, Charley Lang presented on the topic of Queer Counsling & Narrative Practice. Beginning with three definitions of “queer,” he posed questions about how binaries are helpful and not helpful in our lives. Charley brought us through polarities, as expressed through a recent “pulp fiction” art project. Check out Charley’s archived materials here!