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

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.

Escaping Blame: Helping Couples Develop Account-Ability

Larry Zucker, LCSW, gave a wonderful one-day workshop on narrative approaches to working with couples at Treleven Farm on Monday, June 15, 2015. For further information, please review the Workshop Description outlining objectives and schedule.

Working with People Facing Severe and Persistent Problems

The two-day 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

Maggie Carey Workshops! Refreshing the Spirit of the Work

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, Vermont.

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.”

Narrative Therapy & interpersonal neurobiology

The workshop guided participants though discussions on how neurobiology conceptualizes the brain’s structure and a concept of mind, its relationship to memory and emotional systems, and the role of mindfulness in clinical practice. Drawing from the current literature and utilizing clinical examples, Jeff compared and contrasted ideas from the neurosciences with those from Narrative Therapy.

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

This one-day practice based workshop focused on developing responses to people who have been subjected to abuse from those they love and to those who have inflicted abuse on those they love. It took place on June 20th, 2012 with special guests Rob Hall and Alison Newton (Adelaide, Australia). They provided participants with a framework for counselling people subjected to or perpetrating abuse in a range of circumstances, with a particular focus on domestic violence. The workshop is based on the work and approaches of Michael White and Alan Jenkins who, as friends and colleagues for 30 years, have informed and supported Rob and Alison in their work.