Where can I learn more about narrative practice?

This community project builds on one of Michael White and David Epston’s steadfast intentions: Strengthening a Collaborative Narrative Network.  We wish to recognize the Dulwich Centre  for its central role in developing narrative approaches to therapy and community work, training, publishing, and supporting practitioners in different parts of the world.  In the spirit of communities in connection (rather than individuals in competition), our vision is to bring together a network of independent narrative training initiatives around the world  that share the commitment to preserve, develop, and extend the legacy of narrative therapy.  Together with our partners, we aspire to create a central place to find, coordinate and support high quality independent narrative trainings around the world : 1) training events; 2) narrative training intensives, international diplomas, and apprenticeship programs; and 3) online courses.

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NOTE: This project is a work in progress. We are very interested in hearing from you. Is this useful to you? What might make it better? Please contact us!

Our Partners

Learn more of the history of these collaborations, and to see our list of current partners. As you’ll see, we feature- and place at the top – several new narrative programs from around the world.

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Narrative Network Intensive Training Programs

  • Advanced Intensive in Tuscany, Italy

    Sponsor: Evanston Family Therapy Center (EFTC)

    We plan to join with up to 15 other experienced practitioners of narrative therapy for 5 days, with a welcoming dinner on the night before the workshop begins. In the months before we meet we will correspond with participants to learn of the contexts they work in, the practices they are excited to develop further, and the challenges they are facing in their practice. We will use this input to plan a set of experiences that meet as many specific requests, contexts, and challenges as we can in our time together. We will also share some of our newest work and provide structure for exercises and reflection. We will meet for two 3-hour blocks each day; outside in the beautiful and lushly maintained gardens of the bed and breakfast when weather permits. This will leave time for extended walks in the town or the countryside, visits to other hill towns, drives through the Chianti country, or just relaxing among the olive groves and vineyards. Partners, family members, or traveling companions will be welcome to join us for meals and excursions.

    We plan the course with the assumption that attendees have considerable familiarity and experience with narrative ideas and practices. If you want to join us, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page so that we can be sure your desires fit with our intentions.

  • Yearlong Program

    Sponsor: Evanston Family Therapy Center (EFTC)

    Online version: will meet on 8 different weekends, with four 3-hour blocks via Zoom in each weekend: January 14 – 16, February 18 – 20, April 8 – 10, May 13 – 15, June 10 – 12, August 26 – 28, October 14 – 16, and December 2 – 4.
    In-person version: will meet for three five-day sessions in our Evanston office: February 2 – 6, June 15 – 19, and September 7 – 11.
  • South Asian Diploma in Narrative Practices 2022

    Sponsor: Narrative Practices India

    The South Asian Diploma in Narrative Practices is a 9 month online exploration of Narrative ideas and practices in health and education spaces, starting January 2022. The program is based on Narrative practices developed by Michael White and David Epston.

  • Apprenticeship in Advanced Narrative Practice

    Sponsor: Apprenticeship in the Art of Narrative Practice

    Faculty/Apprenticers: David Epston, Kay Ingamells & Tom Stone Carlson

    Immerse yourself in a year-long apprenticeship in David Epston’s narrative therapy practice within an online learning community made up with skilled narrative practitioners from all over the world.

  • Narrative Certificate Program

    Sponsor: Narrative Therapy Initiative (NTI)

    Instructors: Stephen Gaddis, PhD; Suzanne Gazzolo, PhD; Guadalupe Morelos, LICSW; and Matt Mooney, LICSW

    This year-long Narrative Certificate Program is for people interested in developing a rigorous personal understanding of the Narrative Worldview and its social justice ethics and practices. 2021 is now Full. For more information about future certificate programs Email Stephen Gaddis  or Darcey Surette.

  • Narrative Therapy Intensive Level 1

    Sponsor: Evanston Family Therapy Center (EFTC)

    Instructors: Jill Freedman and Gene Combs

    This will be an online program, divided into eight three-hour blocks over the course of two weekends: April 23-25 and May 21-23.

    Time: 4 to 7 pm on Fridays, 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays, and 1 to 4 pm on Sundays

    Tuition: regular rate, $650; student rate, $575.

  • Documentation and Narrative Practices

    Sponsor: Colectivo de Prácticas Narrativas

    This will be an online program, divided into eight three-hour blocks over the course of two weekends: April 23-25 and May 21-23.

    Time: 4 to 7 pm on Fridays, 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays, and 1 to 4 pm on Sundays

    Tuition: regular rate, $650; student rate, $575.

  • International Diploma in Narrative Practices

    Sponsor: Narrative Practices India

    The learning online across 6 blocks, each block spanning 5 days of 4 hours each, started January 2021. Please inquire about future offerings.

  • Narrative Diploma Nepal 2021

    Sponsor: Narrative Practices India

    A 10 month learning engagement with 5 learning blocks, 12 Supervision sessions (2 after each block) and 5 co-learning circles. Block 1: April 19-23, Block 2: June 14-18, Block 3: August 16-20, Block 4: Oct 18-22, Block 5: December 6-10. For Nepali applicants residing in Nepal and Nepalese Diaspora. Link coming soon!

Online Courses

  • Rich Story Development in Action: 3 Live Interviews with Maggie Carey

    Sponsor: Re-authoring Teaching

    Instructor: Maggie Carey

    NEW COURSE! This five-lesson course demonstrates what a narrative interview actually looks like in practice. Each interview, illustrated on a whiteboard, shows key narrative principles in action, and specific interviewing skills guided by maps of narrative practice.  Reflections throughout by skillful narrative practitioners and teachers from around of the world. 10 Alliant CE credits.

  • An Introduction to Rich Story Development

    Sponsor: Re-authoring Teaching

    Instructor: Maggie Carey

    This online course—the first in our Rich Story Development series—offers a clear, concise and down-to-earth journey into topics about story development, including the narrative metaphor, landscapes of stories, double listening, loitering with intent, mapping meaning and action, personal agency, listening for resonance, making links, and neurobiology. Organized into six lessons. 12 Alliant CE Credits.

  • Escaping Blame: Helping couples develop account-ability

    Sponsor: Re-authoring Teaching

    Instructor: Larry Zucker

    Escaping Blame is an online course that focuses on working with couples. 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? This course is about the conversations that are possible when Accountability emerges as practice distinct from Blame, and what we can do as therapists to nurture that distinction. 12 Alliant CE Credits.

  • Queer Counseling & Narrative Practice

    Sponsor: Re-authoring Teaching

    Instructor: Charley Lang

    This course gives four lessons exploring the engagement of strength-based narrative practices when consulting with clients identified as L(lesbian), G(gay), B(bisexual), T(transgender) and/or Q(queer), addressing numerous issues pertinent to these clients and their lives. 8 Alliant CE Credits.

  • Narrative Therapy: Foundations & Key Concepts

    Sponsor: Re-authoring Teaching

    Instructor: Peggy Sax

    Narrative Therapy: Foundations & Key Concepts (FKC) offers six lessons introducing the philosophical foundations and key concepts guiding narrative therapy in work with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. 12 Alliant CE Credits.