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): Situating Ourselves with a Narrative Stance, Whose Life Is it Anyway?, A Queer Umbrella for All, and Voices from the Margins. For an additional $25, 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
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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.
  • 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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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