CE-icon Our first self-paced online course is now available for Continuing Education Credit! The course costs $100 with $20 extra to earn AP approved continuing education.  Please register here.


Course Objectives

Participants will:

  • Review several brief descriptions of narrative therapy;
  • Honor the legacy of co-founders, Michael White (Australia) and David Epston (New Zealand);
  • Learn about intellectual ancestors influencing narrative therapy;
  • Situate narrative practice as a development not only within the field of family therapy but rooted in postmodern approaches, post-structrualist philosophy, literary theory and anthropology.
  • Briefly explore three key ideas influencing narrative therapy: the role of questions, the narrative metaphor, and intentional understandings of identity;
  • Explore four key ethics guiding a narrative approach: relational ethics, the decentered-influential therapeutic posture, staying close to people as center of their own lives, and reckoning with power;
  • Learn about “dividing practices” to engage with problems in way that do not promote shame or blame of the families or children;
  • Be able to utilize therapeutic practices to incorporate audiences in efforts such as letter-writing campaigns, outsider witness practices, reflecting teamwork, Tree of Life gatherings, ‘reclaiming community, and other community rituals. 

Continuing Education

CE-iconParticipants can earn 12 continuing Education Credits through Union Institute & University.

Union Institute & University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Union Institute & University maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more information about our CEs, click here.