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  • Live Interviews
     June 16, 2016 - June 17, 2016
     8:30 am - 4:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Registrants are coming from many places including India, Belgium, Russia, Canada and the USA! Now that we have moved location to the beautiful sanctuary at All Souls Gathering (Shelburne,Vermont), we still have room for more!

What does it look like in narrative practice to see problems as separate from persons, to take on a multi-storied approach, and to find openings to stories linking people to their know-how and skills? In this 2 day gathering, Maggie Carey and Peggy Sax will work with a group of practitioners to explore- and participate in – a series of narrative interviews to explore examples of key narrative principles in action and practice specific skills to help navigate tricky dilemmas in our everyday work.

We have chosen to repeat the format of the workshop we did two years ago. This workshop is structured so that various participants will have the opportunity to be interviewed by Maggie and facilitated by Peggy. These interviews will then be used as a platform to talk about the ways that are possible to go in a narrative conversation, to respond to questions participants have of Maggie about why she went the way she did in each interview. 12 Continuing Education Credits are pending approval.

When will the workshop take place?

This workshop will take place on Thursday/Friday, June 16-17, 2016 at All Souls Gathering in Shelburne, Vermont where we will create a welcoming space in the beautiful sanctuary.


In this workshop the participants will:

  • Enhance skill development in Narrative Therapy through observation and reflection.
  • Have opportunities to deconstruct practice.
  • Recognize the use of particular maps of narrative practice.
  • Identify specific skills with which to navigate dilemmas in the work.
  • Experience a re-invigoration of practice.


Maggie Carey is one of the co-directors (along with Shona Russell and Rob Hall) of Narrative Practices Adelaide, the centre for narrative training, supervision and therapy that Michael White established before his death in 2008.

Maggie has been involved in the practice of narrative therapy since the early 90’s and in the teaching of it for the past 18 years. She has taught narrative approaches in many local and international contexts including Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Mexico, Brazil, England, Canada, Israel and Palestine, US, India, Hong Kong, South Korea, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Maggie enjoys the opportunity to teach both the theoretical principles of the narrative approach and the detailed practices that come from these philosophical underpinnings. She is known for her ability to make the narrative practice and thinking accessible to workshop participants and is energetic in her desire to have practitioners develop their own rich accounts of themselves in their work. Since 1994, Maggie has participated with Michael White and others in a number of community projects relating to a range of issues in people’s lives. These issues have included responding to grief and loss within Aboriginal communities, responding to people living with mental health issues and to homelessness, to people living with a disability and to women and children who have been subjected to violence.

Her current therapeutic work covers a range of issues that are impacting on people and she has a lively supervision practice with practitioners across many continents.

Peggy Sax, Ph.D. (Middlebury, Vermont) is in independent practice as a Licensed Psychologist, consultant, international teacher and international trainer. She has apprenticed herself to narrative therapy since the early 1990s.  She is the author of several articles, the book, Re-authoring Teaching: Creating a Collaboratory, the companion Re-authoring Teaching website and founder of The Collab.  Whether online, on-the-road or within her beautiful home state of Vermont, it gives her great joy to bring together favorite people, ideas and practices – to learn, engage, play and replenish together.


Venue Phone: 802.985.3819

Venue Website:

291 Bostwick Farm Road, Shelburne, Vermont, 05482


All Souls Gathering is a beautiful retreat center in Shelburne, Vermont. Their indoor and outdoor space is available for weddings, workshops, life events, memorials, classes, and retreats. Burlington, Vermont is about 30 minutes away, with the closest airport.

Where do participants stay?

Nearby accommodation in Shelburne, Charlotte, Ferrisburgh, Burlington, Bristol and Vergennes includes Inns, B&Bs, state parks, rooms in private homes and Lake Champlain cottage rentals. Please send your accommodation inquiry to Contact @ Re-authoring Teaching, and we will do our best to help you find just the right place.