In June 2017, a group of Narrative Educators came together on the shores of Lake Champlain to explore innovative topics in teaching narrative therapy. We’re growing our network, and this directory shows the community of educators working together to co-create the teaching collaboratory behind the Educators Portal. This portal will build off of the spirit and ideas of the Vermont gathering of educators by providing a generative and supportive space for inspiration, conversation and resources specifically for those involved in narrative therapy teaching and education.
Ellen Abell, EdD
Prescott College: Professor of Critical Psychology, Human Development & Counselor Education/Gender & Sexuality Studies
Ellen’s areas of interest include gender studies, counselor education, narrative therapy and critical psychology.
Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain
Professor and Director of the Master’s Degree in Narrative Therapy and Community Work of the University of Extremadura. Private Practice as a Narrative Practitioner. Psychologist of Foster Homes for children and adolescents.
Interested in creating intervention and research programs for adolescents who use violence against their parents [email protected]
Gene Combs, MD
Co-director, Evanston Family Therapy Center; Associate Clinical Professor, University of Chicago/NorthShore University HealthSystem; Author; International Teacher of Narrative Therapy
Special interests in couple therapy and the negative influence of neoliberalism and corporate capitalism on the health and happiness of communities, families, and individual persons [email protected]
Lucy Cotter, MFT, MFA
Los Angeles, California
Narrative Counseling Center
Special interests in Introducing Narrative Therapy; Critical Psychology; Couples Counseling, Postmodern approaches to ‘Aging’; Exploration of alternative narrative assumptions & practices.
El Cerrito, California (SF Bay Area)
Assistant Professor: California Institute of Integral Studies, MA – Counseling Psychology Program, Expressive Arts Therapy concentration
Areas of interest: narrative expressive arts therapy incorporating womanist (black feminist), indigenous, Black/African-centered, and liberation psychologies with Emotion Focused Therapy and contemplative practices [email protected]
Areas of interest: Insider Witness Practices, Apprenticeship training, Practice stories as pedagogy, Recreating narrative therapy elsewhere, Narrative therapy & indigenous practices.
Jill Freedman, MSW, ACSW
Co-director of the Evanston Family Therapy Center, faculty of the Chicago Center for Family Health, international faculty of the Dulwich Centre, independent therapy and supervision practice, consultant and international teacher of narrative ideas
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Assistant Director, Psychiatric Services, Center for Counseling and Psychological Health UMass-Amherst
Special interests in narrative psychiatry, college mental health, resilience, mother-daughter relationships [email protected]
Travis Heath, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver, private practice in the Capital Hill area of Denver
Areas of interest: Practice stories as a form of narrative therapy pedagogy, innovative approaches to narrative work including exploring the relationship between hip-hop culture and rap music and the narrative practices [email protected]
Kay Ingamells, MSW, CPT, MNZAC, MANZASW
Auckland, New Zealand
Narrative Counsellor, Family Therapist and Journey Therapist in private practice, supervision and post-graduate training, and international workshop leader
Areas of interest: Writing about her fourteen year (and counting) apprenticeship with David Epston, community approaches to suicidality with teens, narrative therapy with children, young people and families, storying of strength-based practice [email protected]
Jung Eun Ko, MSW, Ph.D.
Seoul, South Korea
Assistant Professor and Chair of Department of Counseling, Kyung Hee Cyber University
Areas of interest: gerontology, family therapy, depression, hospice [email protected]
Charley Lang, MFT
Los Angeles, California
Director: Psychology & Addiction Studies Concentrations, Antioch University; Private practice: Narrative Counseling Center (narrativecounselingcenter.com)
Special Interests (current courses): Narrative Therapy in Practice, Madness in American History & Film, Shakespeare Deconstructed: Gender & Power Play, Global Approaches to Normal & Abnormal Psychology, Documentary Film & The American Psyche, Sex-Positivity & Social Justice [email protected]
Laurie Markham, MA, LMFT
Los Angeles, California
Co-director of Miracle Mile Community Practice (www.mmcpla.org), private practice therapist
Areas of interest: Children and families, couples, power relations, clinical training [email protected]
David Marsten, LCSW
Los Angeles, California
Co-director of Miracle Mile Community Practice (a non-profit affordable counseling program and training center in narrative therapy):www.mmcpla.org; private practice therapist
Areas of interest: Narrative Therapy, Internalized Patriarchy, Individual and couples therapy, Family Therapy with Children [email protected]
Gerald Monk, PhD
San Diego, California Professor, Director of Marriage & Family Therapy Program, Department of Counseling & School Psychology San Diego State University
Special interests: The affective turn in narrative therapy, and its application in couples work, applications of narrative mediation in divorce, healthcare and organizational change [email protected]
David Paré, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Education; Director, The Glebe Institute, A Centre for Constructive and Collaborative Practice
Special interests in narrative practices, reflecting practices in supervision, mindfulness applications in therapy [email protected]
Ian Percy, MSW, Ph.D.
Family Therapist, Private Practice
Special interests in the politics and ethics of narrative and mindfulness practices, effects of cultural discourses and language in therapy [email protected]
Marcy Anne Rivas, MSW
Post graduate narrative therapy training and consultation
Los Angeles and Pasadena, California
Offices in LA and Pasadena
Areas of Interest: Integrating EMDR and somatic-based therapies with a Narrative Therapy Approach and working with the effects of trauma [email protected]
Arturo Sanchez, PhD
Professor of Counseling Psychology at California State University, Chico within the Marriage and Family Therapy Program; consultant through Sanchez Consulting
Areas of interest: The interweaving and converging of “Indigenous” and “Narrative” practices as the foundation for training students in individual, child, family, couple and group therapy [email protected]
Peggy Sax, PhD
Independent practice as a psychologist/family therapist, consultant, Founder and Executive Director of Re-Authoring Teaching
Clinical Case Manager at DreamCatcher Youth Services, Producer of BANTR Radio: narrative therapy podcast at sfbantr.org
Areas of interest: narrative and multimedia/community building/music [email protected]
Gaye Stockell, MA
Psychologist, Narrative Therapist, Independent Practice
Areas of interest: the evolution of Narrative ideas and practices, a collaborative deconstruction of responses to trauma [email protected]au
Akansha Vaswani, MS
Ph.D. Student, Counseling Psychology at UMass Boston
Interested in principles of family centered care, client advocacy, commitment to working “with” rather than “on” people, and the importance of foregrounding context when working with difficulties in people’s lives