Narrative In Action Series

Queer Counseling & Narrative Practice with Charley Lang

Course Description

This course gives four lessons exploring the engagement of strength-based narrative practices when consulting with clients identified as L(lesbian), G(gay), B(bisexual), T(transgender) and/or Q(queer), addressing numerous issues pertinent to these clients and their lives. Registration gives access to course materials and a course-specific Conversation Forum. Live Webinars are available when a group of six or more register together.  For an additional $20, registrants can earn 8 APA approved CE credits through Alliant International University. For course objectives, see below.

We are thrilled to welcome Charley Lang, who has taken to online course construction like a fish to water. I first met Charley strolling the streets of Havana at the 2009 Narrative Cuba Conference. Charley wears many hats. An actor in his previous life (The West Wing, Star Trek: The Next Generation, NYPD Blue, ER, among many others…), he is co-founder of Narrative Counseling Center in Los Angeles, where he consults with individuals and couples, and trains interns and therapists in the many strength-based  practices of narrative therapy. He loves teaching and developing new course material, something he does a lot at Antioch University and elsewhere in the Los Angeles area. Charley has also produced and directed three award-winning documentary films, all of which are included in this course curriculum!

To learn more about Charley, click here.

Registration now open!

  • Regular Ticket: $110
  • Student or Fixed income: $99
  • CE credit certificate: $25 USD
Register Now
Add CE Credit $25

When you purchase the course

  • You will receive an email with the link to the correct page for beginning the course.
  • 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.
If you have already registered, access course here:
Click Here to Take The Course!

Course Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Articulate an understanding of heterosexism and its marginalizing effects on LGBTQ-identified individuals;
  2. Explore the underlying assumptions and beginning practices of strength-based narrative therapy in nurturing preferred LGBTQ identities;
  3. Demonstrate an ability to reflect on the broader political, psychological and sociological issues impacting many LGBTQ persons through reading, videos, online webinar and online quiz.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the inherent assumptions of narrative therapy approaches to psychothera