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August 20, 2023 Collab Salon: Traveling with People into Unfinalizable Futures

Our new series, Where the Buses Don't Run Yet, is constructed around edited conversations between David Epston and Kay Ingamells.  This Collab focuses on two imaginative practices covered in these courses: Internalized Other Interviewing and Hauntings from the Future. Illustrating with training interviews, David takes advantage of pedagogical circumstances to demonstrate using the future as a playground in narrative conversations. 

2022-10-14T15:37:32-04:00October 5th, 2022|0 Comments

August 21, 2022 Collab Salon: Childhood Stealing & Learning How to Apply David Epston’s Inventions

David Epston has invented many imaginative, and startlingly successful ways of disappearing problems for children and young people, which he has documented in stories from his practice in many publications. This Collab revives David Epston's longstanding work with the problem of stealing, primarily with young people, which he developed in the last 70s/early 80s.

2022-08-24T13:14:23-04:00September 2nd, 2021|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

April 19, 2020 Collab Salon: Reflections on practice with people who are suffering

As a counsellor working for hospice, I meet with people who are suffering, sometimes with unsolvable problems, as they live with serious illness and the knowledge of their approaching death.  What can these experiences offer to those of us facing suffering in many different contexts during this time of Covid-19 pandemic? Given the current context, this Collab is still evolving. I hope to share some of my reflections on practices that ease suffering. These include thoughts on how we create space for stories of suffering, how we respond to big stories day to day and questioning practices that can be significant in restoring a sense of meaning and agency. I look forward to hearing how you might apply such practices to your own context for work. To facilitate the discussion I will be providing a collaborative document to illustrate some of the narrative practices we will be reflecting on. Sasha Pilkington

2020-04-21T06:39:28-04:00September 12th, 2019|0 Comments

October 18, 2020 Collab Salon: Narrative Letter Writing Across Divides

During the sixteen years of my supervision & apprenticeship relationship with David Epston, David has taught me how to write narrative letters, including letters co-authored with clients.  Over the last couple of years, I have been inventing a new letter-writing practice: Co-authoring letters with clients to other family members with whom there has been a rift,  or where important issues have not been spoken about. If you would like to learn how to bring a new type of letter writing into your work,  do join us!  Kay Ingamells

2020-10-21T05:34:32-04:00September 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Apprenticeship in Advanced Narrative Practice

Apprenticeship in Advanced Narrative Practice with David Epston, Dr. Tom Carlson and Kay Ingamells Beginning February and July 2017 Have you ever marveled at the practice of David Epston and longed to bring the magic of his practice into your own? This unique course is designed to serve as an apprenticeship in the artistry of narrative practice.  Rather, than being taught in a traditional way, your learning will happen through an [...]

2019-12-29T07:42:36-05:00January 23rd, 2017|0 Comments