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 supported our efforts, and embraced online learning as a component of their Certificate Programme. 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. With Across Narrative Generations: Co-Sparking with Emerging Voices as one of the hot topics for the new decade, together we are committed to partnership relationships toward sustaining the future of narrative therapy.
Building a Collaborative Training Network
Together we share a commitment to preserve, develop, and extend the legacy of narrative therapy. Our hope is to create a central place to find: 1) training events; 2) online courses; and 3) narrative training intensives, international diplomas, and apprenticeship programs.
It is with gratitude that we list the following partners — a list we hope will continue to grow.
Adelaide Narrative Therapy CollectiveAdelaide 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
Apprenticeship in the Art of Narrative 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.
BIPOC Narrative Community
California Family InstituteCalifornia Family Institute (CFI) is located in southern California. CFI is a nonprofit organization that was established as a community counseling center that provides desperately needed low-cost counseling services for the community, and for the development of research and training for mental health professionals interested in poststructuralist and postmodern therapy approaches.
Colectivo de Prácticas NarrativasSince 2007 the Colectivo de Prácticas Narrativas has been exploring and developing Narrative Practices from Mexico. We are interested in how Narrative Approaches continually develop depending on the contexts it is practiced in. Our work has been formed by the collaborations developed with peasant farmers and indigenous communities in Mexico, with migrant communities in the US and with first nations communities in Canada among others. We have a therapy team that has been responding to a wide range of experience exploring ways to challenge the structures that maintain inequality. We have designed and coordinate two masters in narrative practice, one with the focus on education and community work, and the other with the enfasis in therapy work. Since 2010 we have been running a year long Diploma Course and have been committed to strengthen local narrative initiatives in different parts of Mexico, Chile, Spain and Colombia. We are interested in the overlaps of narrative practices in art, activism, cooking, beekeeping, farming, film, crafts and podcast.
CommunaCommuna 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.
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). For further information, please contact Kathie Adams & Stephen Burton at [email protected]gmail.com.
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.
KRAIKRAI is a team of narrative practitioners, united with an intent to support and develop the ideas and values of narrative approach in russian-speaking context. We conduct a one year teaching program of narrative therapy and community work, as well as other events - lectures, reading-groups, community meetings, supervision and workshops of international teachers, both online and offline in Moscow. We are trying to bring some recent philosophy, feminist and activist perspectives in order to continue practicing in current political situation, especially in response to the repressiveness and abusiveness of russian government. Since the beginning of the war we speak out against it and offer free support for those who suffer from the effects of it.
NarraventuresNarraventures 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 Imaginings on PatreonExtending an invitation to you to meet Poh Lin Lee in the in-between spaces - the relational space between ourselves and our practices, projects and endeavours. "On Patreon, I am creating and sharing crafted exercises, questions and content to accompany and nourish you in your practices whether they be therapeutic, personal, creative, educational, informal, alone or collective, project based or day-to-day. Through videos, live online sessions and collaborations, I look forward to see what emerges when we can be less constrained by institutional shape and held more accountable to co-constructing as a community. If this resonates and you'd like to both support me and explore your practice closely please come across to my page to find out more."
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, culturally-
- To provide access to affordable therapy services to clients of diverse abilities, cultures, genders, religions, sexual orientations, socio-economic levels and documentation statuses
- To provide Narrative Therapy training, supervision and support for marriage and family therapists
- To conduct research to promote and expand upon mental health principles and practices which contribute to individual and community wellbeing, both locally and globally.