Are you interested in deepening your understanding of how to use narrative therapy in your work with people facing mental health challenges? Are you a psychotherapist, psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, nurse, case manager, or occupational therapist who wants to help those consulting with you more fully cultivate their resiliency and recovery in a collaborative therapeutic relationship? Then this course is for you! Through videos illustrating key practices, readings, video presentations and experiential exercises, you will learn core narrative theory and a range of narrative practices that you can use in your work.
This course gives six lessons that focus on a collaborative approach that relishes discovering untold but inspiring stories of a person’s resiliency and skill in resisting mental health challenges while exposing and dismantling discourses that fuel problems. The course examines what the doctor’s kit of psychiatry has to offer in light of the values and preferences of the person seeking consultation, authorizing the patient as the arbiter of what is helpful and what is not. supports the patient to participate in and discover the ways in which they construct meaning, how they view themselves, what their values are, and who it is exactly that they want to be. These revelations in turn inform clinical decision-making about what it is that ails them, how they’d like to treat it, and what recovery might look like. For an additional $20, registrants can earn 12 APA approved CE credits through Union Institute & University. For course objectives, see below.