Narrative Therapy: Foundations & Key Concepts

Registration for this self-paced course is open and ongoing!

Course Description

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. Live Webinars are available when a group of six or more register together. For an additional $20, registrants can earn 12 APA approved CE credits through Alliant International University. For course objectives, click here.

Peggy Sax, Executive Director

Peggy Sax

Peggy Sax, Ph.D. guides this self-paced online course. Each of the six lessons takes about two hours and includes audio, video, and text.  Anyone can start at any time. Participation in discussion topics in the course-specific Conversation Forum is always welcome, yet optional.  Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for further information.

Registration always open!

  • Regular: $120 USD
  • Student or Fixed Income: $95 USD
  • Optional CE credit certificate: $25 USD
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When you purchase the course

  • You will receive an email with the link to the correct page for beginning the course and the (optional) Course Conversation Forum.
  • Each lesson and topic also has space at the bottom for comments.
  • Contact us if you would like a Study-Buddy: a partner with whom to move through the course.
  • When a group of 6 or more signs up, we can offer a live webinar.
  • Please contact us to inquire about a group rate, a scholarship reduced fee or a live webinar.
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CE Certificate of Completion

Psychologists and other mental health professionals can earn 12 APA approved Continuing Education credits through Alliant International University!  Simply pass the quiz at the end of the course, and email your confirmation to [email protected] We will send you the certificate of completion.

  • For a list of course objectives, click here.
  • For a description of Alliant International University Continuing Education, click here.

Watch our Introduction!

Lesson Descriptions

Lesson One: What is Narrative Therapy?

We begin by reviewing several excellent brief descriptions of narrative therapy, and the Why Narrative Therapy? Youtube Project. After reviewing some important distinctions between narrative practice and other approaches, we honor the legacy of Michael White (Australia) and David Epston (New Zealand), the founders of Narrative therapy. Included are some special added remembrances of Michael who died in April of 2008.

Guided by: Peggy Sax, with a focus on the works of Michael White, David Epston, Maggie Carey and Shona Russell

  • Michael White Michael White
  • David Epston David Epston
  • Maggie Maggie Carey
  • Shona Russell Shona Russell