This consultation group is for people who have taken—or are taking—Larry’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.
Larry Zucker, LCSW, presented a 2015 Vermont workshop and subsequently created the online course Escaping Blame: Helping Couples Develop Account-ability. Larry has been practicing therapy and training therapists for over 35 years. He is a co-facilitator, presenter—and participant in—The Collab Salon. He also currently leads a Los Angeles team of co-researches into the Insider Witnessing Practices that are being developed by David Epston, Tom Carlson, and Sanni Paljakka.
At the heart of his work with couples is his belief that just as narrative therapy says the person is not the problem, the problem is the problem: couples are not the problem and their relationships are not the problem. They have dreams for their relationship that they come to us to help realize, and they may be embedded in ideas about relationships and taken-for-granted practices within their relationship that work against those dreams. He deeply believes that couples are full of untapped skill and knowledge for creating the lives and relationships they desire, despite difficulties encountered, and sees therapy as a relationship that helps bring forth that knowledge. He is intrigued by the ways in which a relationship can hold knowledge that its individual members might not quite know they know, and his work focuses on interrogating that hidden knowledge.