July 2020 Update! We are actively developing several mini courses for practitioners highlighting specific narrative interviewing skills. These edited video offerings draw from our library of past workshops as well as additional interviews and presentations, by esteemed narrative teachers. Alongside our existing online courses, everything will be organized into four series: 1) Historical Influences on Narrative Therapy; Family Therapy Mentors, Philosophical Foundations & Key Concepts 2) Rich Story Development; 3) Where the Buses Don’t Run Yet; 4) Narrative in Action. The first series lays the foundation for narrative world view and practice; series two and three highlight the work—and legacy—of the co-founders of narrative therapy, Michael White and David Epston. Our fourth 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. Stay tuned!
Historical Influences on Narrative Therapy; Family Therapy Mentors, Philosophical Foundations & Key Concepts
– Additional Mini-courses Now in Development!
This series lays the foundation for all other courses. 1)Honoring Our Legacy started in 2011 as a joint collaborative project between The Taos Institute and Reauthoring Teaching highlights specific contributions, in text and recordings, by five cherished family therapist mentors: Gianfranco Cecchin, Harry Goolishian, Tom Andersen, Lynn Hoffman and Michael White. Together we share the belief that the best tribute we can give our mentors is to gather evidence that their ideas and practices have gained lives of their own even for people who never knew them; 2) Narrative Therapy: Foundations and Key Concepts offers six lessons introducing the philosophical foundations and key concepts guiding narrative therapy in work with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations.
Rich Story Development– Additional Mini-course Now in Development!
Michael 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. Our first course, An Introduction to Rich Story Development! draws from Maggie Carey’s workshop in Shelburne, Vermont, Catching up with Narrative therapy: The Art of Going Slowly with Intent. Watch this website for a mini-course in this series, now in development, which demonstrates three live interviews using a whiteboard.
Where the buses don’t run yet: Contemporary Narrative Therapy- Currently (July 2020) in Development
In collaboration with friends, David offers this new series of mini-courses to demonstrate and explore Contemporary Narrative Therapy – an emergent approach distinguishable from Classical Narrative Therapy (1985-2008). Each mini-course includes an edited video of an actual interview, accompanied by a conversation that will highlight particular practices such as creating questions, building a counter-story and lines of inquiry. Offering foundational-level teaching of David’s practice, the series is built around transcript with participants studying the (video) transcript of the video ahead of time and then guided to pay close attention i(n transcripts ) to specific counter-storying practices in the video. Innovative teaching methods draw from ‘The Apprenticeship in the Artistry of Narrative Practice Program with David Epston, Kay Ingamells & Tom Carlson’: For those interested in learning more intensive training situated within their own practice, this series serves as a gateway to The Apprenticeship. Our hope is that these initial mini-courses will continue to develop as a forum for David and Friends, contributing to Contemporary Narrative Therapy with guest training & interviews, and in partnership with The Journal of Narrative Family Therapy.
Narrative in action– Two Courses Available!
We asked practitioners, “What are you most excited about in your everyday practice?” and this is what emerged. These 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! Additional Narrative in Action mini courses now in development include:
- Em-BODY-ing Conversations with Lynne Rosen
- Therapeutic Conversations at the End-of-Life with Sasha Pilkington
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.