We are thrilled to have in development a number of courses about narrative practice organized into three learning series. The first two series highlight the work—and legacy—of the co-founders of narrative therapy, Michael White and David Epston. Our third series features courses led by a variety of practitioners; having trained with Michael and/or David, they are eager to share what excites them most in their everyday practice.


Rich Story Development– First Course Ready!

Badge_RichStory-IntroMichael White described narrative explorations as journeys with therapists as companions, guided by a range of therapeutic practices or maps. These journeys awake in people a sense of agency, a realization that they can actively shape their own lives. We are delighted to welcome teachers from Narrative Practices Adelaide to guide us in studying practices that develop embodied responses, resonance, and agency. Registration is open for the first course in this series, An Introduction to Rich Story Development! This course draws from Maggie Carey’s recent workshop in Shelburne, Vermont, Catching up with Narrative therapy: The Art of Going Slowly with Intent. Watch this website for the next course in this series, now in development.


Where the buses don’t run yet– In Development

Badge_Buses-BuildingWhat guides inquiry in narrative therapy? What are some narrative lines of inquiry?  David Epston often addresses questions like these in his workshops. David Epston, Tom Stone Carlson and Kay Ingamells have now created an excellent Advanced Apprenticeship Training Program.  We’ve also created a Curated Resource Page. Our first course in this series will be on Building a Counter-Story.


Narrative in actionTwo Courses Available!

Badge_NTInAction-QueerCounselWe asked practitioners, “What are you most excited about in your everyday practice?” and this is what emerged. These mini-courses explore cutting edges in practice by experienced narrative practitioners. Our first course in this series—Queer Counseling and Narrative Practice with Charley Lang—began in September, 2014, and Escaping Blame: Helping Couples Develop Account-Ability with Larry Zucker opened in September 2016. Both are currently open for registration at any time! Other Narrative in Action courses now in development include:

  • Narrative Therapy with Young People and Families: Partnering with Virtuous and Imaginative Partners with David Marsten
  • The Art of Narrative Psychiatry with SuEllen Hamkins

Are you Interested?

Please follow the links above to learn more about courses now under construction. We will let you know when each course is ready for registration. If you haven’t already, remember to sign up for the Re-authoring Teaching Newsletter.