These are some of the inspiring people who have shared their insights, ideas and work through our workshops, online courses, and collab presentations. We couldn’t do it without you!
Our Growing Community of Presenters
Gaye Stockell, M.A., Sydney, Australia, started her exploration of narrative ideas and practices 20 years ago in Sydney, whilst working in community mental health services. Working in partnership, she introduced narrative conversations to people experiencing severe mental illness concerns and as a new approach to therapeutic group work. In her independent practice as a registered psychologist, Gaye continued to explore narrative practices through her conversations with families, couples and individuals as well with the counselors, psychologists and social workers she meets in consultations. Her consultation/supervision work has been in the areas of sexual assault, mental health, drug and alcohol, adolescence and services for people who are homeless.
Maria Tiunova (Moscow, Russia) comes from a business perspective. Having spent over 15 years in advertising, doing strategic planning and people and culture work at Leo Burnett Creative Agency, she became fascinated by narrative ideas and started applying bits of them to her work. In 2016, she founded Communa Project meant to strengthen organisational communities through narrative practices. Maria does organisational and career counseling, and has a broader interest to working with communities in different contexts.
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 30 years. He is a frequent presenter for- and participant in- The Collab Salon including Tales of Integration with Lynne Rosen (September, 2016), Introducing the new online course with Peggy Sax (August, 2016) and Escaping Blame (February, 2015). Larry's background in social work and community organizing led him to see people in context, and to focus on strength and resiliency. Larry is committed to escaping blaming frames of reference in a field that encourage therapists to see people and relationships as problematic. He prefers seeing people as embedded in normal problems of living, full of untapped skill and knowledge for creating the lives and relationships they want, despite difficulties encountered, and to seeing therapy as a relationship that helps bring forth that knowledge.