The first course in our series builds on our deep respect for narrative therapy cofounders and mentors while envisioning new horizons in attending to affect and the body in our narrative work with people experiencing difficulties in their lives and relationships. Please join us as we honor our narrative roots while attending to emotions and affect and possibilities for a more neurologically informed narrative therapy.
Through nine lessons, we draw from philosophy and practices associated with The Affective Turn, bringing together understandings of neurobiology, rich story development, trauma and its effects, memory theory, and emotional attunement. Reviewing where we are now, we rethink some of our narrative therapy guides as we explore what affect and embodiment in narrative therapy look like. We also explore the emergence of creative innovations that integrate such affective & somatic possibilities into narrative therapy practice as working with intense emotions, attending to physiology, mindfulness, narrative expressive arts therapies, and cross-pollinating with EMDR and somatic therapies. All of these developments guide us toward a more contemporary narrative therapy story, featuring fresh voices across narrative generations, and that takes into account the changing landscape of the 21st century.
For an additional $40, registrants can earn 18 APA approved CE credits through Alliant International University.
We strongly recommend taking this course before the second course in the series, Em-BODY-ing Conversations: Integrating Narrative Practice with EMDR & Somatic-Oriented Therapies (with Lynne Rosen), which is also under construction. In addition, we recommend taking this course before the course Contemporary Narrative Therapy – also currently in development.
It takes a village to create a course! Our team of contributors includes Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, Maggie Carey, Daniele Drake, David Epston, Jan Ewing, SuEllen Hamkins, Sarah Beth Hughes, Poh Lin Lee, Gerald Monk, Laure Maurin, David Pare, Ian Percy, Lynne Rosen, Peggy Sax, Shoshana Simons, Akansha Vaswani-Bye, Jeff Zimmerman, and Navid Zamani. Scroll below to learn more!