Registration for this self-paced course is open and ongoing!
Narrative Therapy: Foundations & Key Concepts (FKC) offers six lessons introducing the philosophical foundations and key concepts guiding narrative therapy in work with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. The course gives an overview of narrative therapy, reviews some important distinctions with other approaches, honors the legacy of Michael White, and situates narrative practice as a development not only within the field of family therapy but rooted in postmodern approaches, post-structuralist philosophy, literary theory, and anthropology.
After exploring the role of questions, the narrative metaphor, and intentional understandings of identity, we highlight four key ethical considerations guiding a narrative approach and look closely at dividing practices to engage with problems in ways that do not promote shame or blame of the families or children. In the final lesson, we explore how narrative practitioners create audiences, seek solidarity and build community.