Past Workshops 2017-10-11T07:10:57+00:00
Our Vermont 2017 workshops left us inspired and reinvigorated. As our attention now turns toward developing next steps, we are eager to harness the energy, and highlight the new learnings from three splendid workshop days.

Live Interviews – Finding our way in narrative conversations

What does it look like in narrative practice to see problems as separate from persons, to take on a multi-storied approach, and to find openings to stories linking people to their know-how and skills? In this 2 day gathering, Maggie Carey worked with a group of practitioners to explore- and participate in – a series of narrative interviews to explore examples of key narrative principles in action and practice specific skills to help navigate tricky dilemmas in our Read More

Responding to Trauma and Difficulties in People’s Lives – Maggie Carey

This two-day workshop took place on Monday/Tuesday, June 13-14, 2016 at the All-Souls Gathering in Shelburne, Vermont. 12 APA Approved Continuing Education Credits through Union Institute & University were available. What does Narrative Therapy have to offer? This two-day workshop with Maggie Carey and Peggy Sax shared some of the Narrative practices that have been found useful as ways of working with people’s experiences of difficulty and trauma in their lives such as abuse or violence, intense loss, or Read More

Escaping Blame: Helping Couples Develop Account-Ability – One Day Workshop with Larry Zucker!

There is still space! Larry Zucker, LCSW, gave a wonderful one-day workshop on narrative approaches to working with couples will be at Treleven Farm on Monday, June 15, 2015. For further information, please review the Workshop Description outlining objectives and schedule. Larry has been practicing therapy and training therapists in Los Angeles for over 30 years.  His background in social work and community organizing led him to see people in context, and to focus on strength and resiliency.  Larry is committed to Read More

Working with People Facing Severe and Persistent Problems

A 2-day Workshop with SuEllen Hamkins, MD! The workshop, Sustaining Hope, Creativity & Emotional Attunement When Working with People Facing Severe and Persistent Problems, took place on Thursday-Friday, June 18-19, 2015 at Treleven Farm in Vergennes, Vermont. Watch this video for a brief workshop description:

Maggie Carey Workshops! Refreshing the Spirit of the Work

Two Maggie Carey Workshops in Vermont! A big thank-you to Maggie Carey who gave us an invigorating and restorative four days of training in beautiful Vermont,  June 10-13, 2014. Maggie Carey’s workshops were co-sponsored by Union Institute & University and Re-authoring Teaching. We were thrilled to welcome Maggie Carey to guide our third “Extending Narrative Practice: Refreshing the Spirit of the Work” gathering at the All Souls Gathering, in Shelburne, Vermont and at Treleven Farm in Vergennes, Read More

David Epston Workshops

David Epston has given several workshops in Vermont including, “The Poetics of Inquiry: What makes a good story” and “Can a person’s mischief make trouble for a problem? A query for “former” children who have become therapists and the people who they are seeing.” Treleven hosts our David Epston Masterclasses.

Narrative Therapy & interpersonal neurobiology: Strange bedfellows or white-hot marriage?

with Jeffrey L. Zimmerman Friday, June 7, 2013: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM;  Brattleboro, Vermont (come earlier for registration/coffee). Co-sponsored by Union Institute & University and Reauthoring Teaching. 6 CE credits; Registration: $140; $110 for students/non-profit organizations Brain science is currently one of the most widely discussed topics in psychology and psychotherapy. This workshop will explore how ideas from the field of neurobiological interface with Narrative Therapy theory and practice. The workshop will guide participants though discussions on how neurobiology Read More

Extending Narrative Practice: Refreshing the spirit of the work

These workshops (2010 & 2012) with Gaye Stockell, Peggy Sax & Shona Russell took place at All Souls Gathering in Shelburne, Vermont. Memories highlight how we could take advantage of the gorgeous Vermont countryside- meeting in small groups on hillside, eating outdoors, pairing up for exercises.

Responding to Abuse Within Families and Building Ethical Resistance