faculty-offerings

Rekindling your Narrative Spark: The Combating Isolation in your Practice Consultation Group

Are you feeling a sense of isolation and disenchantment in your work? Do you feel you are being recruited into stories of dominant ideas of what a “good therapist” is or stories that are pathologizing of the people who consult you? We invite you to resist these stories and ideas in this community consultation group and think together about what you would prefer your practice to embody. Rocio and Akansha will create space for conversations about preferred ethics, consultation with your insider knowledges and wisdom, and articulation of consonant practices and ways of being. They will draw on their lived experiences of working in sites of “modern power” and support you in inhabiting your narrative multilingual voice.

2022-08-07T15:39:07-04:00August 7th, 2022|0 Comments

Nurturing Narrative Leaders Consultation Group

Are you wanting to step forward in your teaching, supervising and/or research contributions to Narrative Therapy? Do you have some dreams of how Narrative Therapy could continue to evolve and inspire? We are in search of experienced next-generation narrative practitioners eager to contribute to the preservation and evolution of narrative therapy, while infusing the foundational concepts and practices with your own particular voice, spirit, and cultural legacy. With the intention of witnessing and supporting the developing work of Narrative Therapy’s emerging leaders, Peggy Sax, Charley Lang, Larry Zucker and invited guests will guide this group, drawing from a narrative pedagogy built on the ethics of kindness, curiosity, and accountability that have inspired us throughout the years. Our hope is that participation in the group might become a rite of passage marking a fuller, more rewarding way of working, infused with a spirit of discovery, strengthening one’s own voice, and creative expression. We invite you to apply to become a member of this online 8-week group, limited to 8 participants.

2022-08-08T06:30:08-04:00August 5th, 2022|0 Comments

Exploring Narrative Questions Consultation Group

This 8 week series is for anyone who is interested in exploring narrative questions. It is not a “how to” ask “better” narrative questions, but an invitation to explore the types of questions we feel drawn to asking, and why? An invitation to explore our hopes in asking questions, and the ethics we are striving to uphold in asking the questions we ask. What makes a ‘good’ or well-crafted narrative question?  Who gets to [...]

2022-08-03T12:03:49-04:00July 30th, 2022|0 Comments

Migration of Identity Consultation Group

This consultation group is for people who are familiar with narrative therapy practice and migration of identity in an experiential way and have a particular interest in unpacking ideas and practices that can accompany people/families/communities in times of movement (chosen and imposed), transition and liminality. While this can attend to large movements, it is also inclusive of small moments in daily life and moment-by-moment exchanges in conversations and relationships. Together we will explore our experiences accompanying people in these movements through sharing stories of practice and engaging in experiential exercises.

2022-08-08T06:22:57-04:00July 29th, 2022|0 Comments

‘Performing Preferred Lives’ Consultation Group Waiting List

The ‘Performing Preferred Lives’ Consultation Group will blend the narrative approach with applied theatre and contemporary performing arts: movement, embodiment, drawing, music and poetry. In the midst of the humanitarian crisis, performing arts can become a new tool to explore and nourish identities, celebrate communities, live chosen lives. Together, we will practice, reflect, and share our knowledges as professionals and creators (in and of) our own lives. Both Masha and Elena are currently trying to find ways for themselves and others to hold onto what’s dear and stay connected in the face of war in Ukraine. Please contact us if you would like to be on the waiting list.

2022-06-03T06:54:10-04:00March 30th, 2022|0 Comments

The Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Waiting List

The EM-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group is for mental health workers or educators who have had experience with mindfulness, EMDR Therapy or Somatic-Oriented Therapies in addition to a Narrative Therapy approach. Through sharing tales of our work with those who consult us, we will explore what becomes possible when we create different kinds of scaffolding using sensations, images/visual metaphors and memories in non-discursive ways. Talking about anti-racist and inclusive somatic practices will be privileged throughout our time together. As a prerequisite, participants will have previously taken an Em-BODY-ing Conversations training (online or in person) or have experienced integrating at least one of the following modalities with a Narrative Approach: mindfulness, somatic therapies, EMDR.

2022-04-05T21:25:10-04:00September 9th, 2021|0 Comments

The Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group September 2021

The EM-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group is limited to 8 mental health workers or educators who have had experience with mindfulness, EMDR Therapy or Somatic-Oriented Therapies in addition to a Narrative Therapy approach. Through sharing tales of our work with those who consult us, we will explore what becomes possible when we create different kinds of scaffolding using sensations, images/visual metaphors and memories in non-discursive ways. Talking about anti-racist and inclusive somatic practices will be privileged throughout our time together. As a prerequisite, participants will have previously taken an Em-BODY-ing Conversations training (online or in person) or have experienced integrating at least one of the following modalities with a Narrative Approach: mindfulness, somatic therapies, EMDR. New group begins Monday, September 13, 2021.

2021-09-07T18:57:26-04:00July 13th, 2021|0 Comments

The Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group Sept 2020

The EM-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group is 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. Some registrants will have participated in the 2017 Em-BODY-ing Conversations Consultation Group. Experienced practitioners can sign up for this consultation group while concurrently taking the Em-BODY-ing Conversations Training Group. The focus is on an affective-discursive approach to clinical work that integrates EMDR Therapy and somatic-oriented practices with a Narrative Therapy both philosophically and practically.

2020-11-11T06:57:12-05:00June 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Working with Couples Consultation Group Waiting List

This consultation group is for people who have taken—or are taking—Larry Zucker's online course: Escaping Blame: Helping Couples Develop Account-ability. We hope that this group will provide you an exciting opportunity to develop your narrative practice with couples in a small, safe and supportive context. We will divide the time up evenly so that everyone gets their share of the group’s support. We will develop clear guidelines for presenting our work and our questions to each other. We will meet monthly to give ample time to experiment with ideas and methods between meetings. Limited to 8 participants. Contact us to be put on the waiting list.

2022-04-05T21:29:53-04:00June 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Delving into Difference Consultation Group 2021

We will again offer this consultation group in 2021 for people interested in having perhaps difficult or uncomfortable conversations around difference with regards to race and privilege in the therapy room.  Our hope is that this group will provide clinicians an opportunity to uncover possible blind spots and biases around differences and to work through situations or hiccups that we may have encountered in relationship to our clients and maybe our daily lives.  

2020-11-11T07:04:12-05:00March 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

NarraBusiness Consultation Group & Project 2021

This group, limited to 12 people, is aimed at all people who work with narrative ideas in business or organizational contexts, with issues of power, management, suffering at work, professional conflicts, teamwork, corporate cultures and discourses.  Two directions of work will be practiced. First: understanding narrative concepts in the world of organizations while maintaining ethical vigilance, and second: engaging participants in the engineering and deployment of their own narrative coaching missions in their own particular contexts.

2020-11-11T07:00:14-05:00March 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Delving into Difference Consultation Group 2019- 2020

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.  Our hope is that this group will provide clinicians an opportunity to uncover possible blind spots and biases around differences and to work through situations or hiccups that we may have encountered in relationship to our clients and maybe our daily lives.  

2020-01-07T05:38:14-05:00July 8th, 2018|0 Comments