We simply could not have developed this website, The Collab Salon, Online Courses, Higher Education Teaching Topics and other Resources without the help of our partners. Simply put, “It takes a village to create a learning community.” Together we are co-creating working relationships based on Re-authoring Teaching’s five guiding principles. We continue to generate collaborative training ventures with existing and new partners—a whole world of possibilities is emerging, and each partnership is unique. Reach out to us with your ideas!

From the very beginning, Narrative Practices Adelaide has supported our efforts, and embraced online learning as a component of their Certificate Programme (see here).  Along the way, The Taos Institute provided mini-grants to build bridges between social constructionist approaches and narrative therapy, and to support course development.  Narrative Approaches has made many online resources available, and shares our commitment to honor the legacy of David Epston. Other partnerships soon began, as we embarked together on creating online courses, Collab Salons and Higher Education materials. Re-creating Narrative Therapy—our commitment to finding creative ways to support our international peers in translating into their languages and grounding their practice of narrative in local cultural heritage—brings forth many rich conversations and cross-pollination. We welcome new partnerships with people around the world!

Partnerships

It is with gratitude that we list the following partners — a list we hope will continue to grow.

Adelaide Narrative Therapy Collective

Adelaide Narrative Therapy Collective is a nimble affiliation of experienced practitioners engaged in work with persons, couples, families and communities in a wide variety of settings. We share years of interest in practising and sharing what has come to be called Narrative Therapy. All of us have been influenced deeply by the work of Michael White and the teaching of Maggie Carey, Shona Russell and Rob Hall of Narrative Practices Adelaide and Alan Jenkins of NADA. Adelaide Narrative Therapy Collective is currently coordinated by Terry Callahan and Sonja Bar-Am. Teachers and practitioners include Terry, Sonja, Mark Byrne and others. Email: [email protected] Web: www.adelaidenarrative.com

Sparkling Counseling & Consulting Services (Hong Kong)

Sparkling Counseling & Consulting Services (Hong Kong) originated from the space of “Narrative Practice Valley Village” with online resources and experience sharing in blog, video, podcast format. We provide counseling in a narrative approach in Hong Kong for individuals, families, groups by a team of narrative practitioners. In addition, we offer in-person and online training, workshops supervision in Cantonese and Mandarin for people interested in narrative practice and community work.  Our ongoing training and supervisions are primarily taught by experienced narrative practice instructors in Hong Kong. For more information, visit our website.

Re-authoring Teaching

Re-authoring Teaching is a global learning community of narrative therapy practitioners, teachers, and enthusiasts. We offer training and professional development in a narrative approach to therapy, organizational, and community work.  Our Narrative training includes The Collab Salon, Online CoursesFaculty Offerings,Workshops & Narrative Camp, and Higher Education. We design our multi-media learning resources  for practice, reflection, replenishment and community building, such as our Youtube Channel, 11 Hot Topics and 1 Burning Topic for the New Decade and various Audio Playlists. We seek to embody a spirit of collaboration and community by being such a community, and we invite you to join us in preserving, developing, and extending the legacy of narrative therapy. LEARN MORE and Meet Our Board Sign up here for our Newsletter.

Apprenticeship in the Art of Narrative Practice

Have you ever longed to bring the magic of David Epston’s practice into your own? Have you ever sat in wonder at the capacity of such magic filled questions to transport people into new worlds filled with possibility?Immerse yourself in a year-long apprenticeship in David Epston’s narrative therapy practice.
  • You will find your own brilliance as a therapist
  • You will learn how to bring improvisational magic into your conversations.
  • Your practice will transform in ways that will surprise and delight you
  • You will find more joy and playfulness in your work.
Join David Epston, Kay Ingamells and Tom Stone Carlson in an online learning community made up with skilled narrative practitioners from all over the world

Educational Narratives

Educational Narratives is a CEU provider, licensed through CAMFT. The focus has been for in person Gatherings & Learning Labs in Southern California, but with the pandemic and quarantine in 2020 we began hosting online Gatherings &Learning Labs, Since 2015 there have been large annual (more than 100 attendees) PoMo Gatherings and many smaller Learning Labs each year. There has been an emphasis on keeping the fees as low as possible so that these events are financially accessible for those entering the profession. (You can subscribe to our infrequent newsletter.)

There is also the POMO Therapists Group on Facebook that we host, please join the Facebook group if that would be of interest.

Evanston Family Therapy Center (EFTC)

Evanston Family Therapy Center provides workshops, consultation and supervision for people interested in learning to practice narrative therapy and community work.We keep our in-person and online training groups small so that we can tailor our teaching to participants’ contexts and interests, and so that we can adjust our pace to individual learning styles. Our ongoing programs are primarily taught by Jill Freedman and Gene Combs, who work closely with every group member.

Communa

Communa is a Moscow-based project applying narrative practices to organizations and communities. We work in business context with those companies interested in community development. We work with values, career pathing, we do skills trainings based on the idea of scaffolding, we work with culture, we are into any type of community building. We work in any format – including workshops, parties, email and slack – you name it. And we have a deep interest in new formats intersecting business trainings, narrative community work, performance and arts. For more information, join our Facebook Group.

Narraventures

Narraventures accompanies groups, teams, individuals to help them reconnect with what has meaning and purpose for them, collectively and individually. Based in Paris and Biarritz, France, we offer activities in other parts of Europe  such as our resourcing workshop in the Azores in May. We  invite you to explore different adventures in the « narrative » mode and , to rediscover and reclaim the «rights of authorship” to your life, to rekindle your curiosity and your excitement  your life and where it’s going.

Narrative Counseling Center

Narrative Counseling Center provides strength-based psychotherapy services in Los Angeles for individuals, families and couples. The center was started by two marriage and family therapists, Lucy Cutter and Charley Lang, who share the belief that people are inherently resourceful and the experts on their own lives.

Narrative Therapy Initiative

Narrative Therapy Initiative exists to contribute to a more socially just world where all people are valued and committed to doing relationship in respectful and accountable ways.  We are particularly committed to make professional helping practices more socially just, collaborative, and effective.  We currently find a Narrative Worldview offers us an orientation to participate in relationships in ways that best align with our social justice ethics and values.  Thus, all NTI initiatives are committed to teaching and living narrative ideas one question at a time.

Narrative Initiatives San Diego (NISD)

Narrative Initiatives San Diego (NISD) is a non-profit counseling, training and research center in San Diego, California. We provide collaborative, cultura