Training in narrative therapy and community work
For the last 26 years, Dulwich Centre has offered and co-ordinated a wide range of training options for practitioners who are wishing to develop their own skills in narrative practice. This narrative therapy training is skills-based and seeks to be accessible to practitioners from a range of disciplines, including social work, counselling, therapy, teaching, community work, nursing, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, psycho-social work, child-care, and so on.
The training we offer includes one-day to week-long intensive workshops, online courses, International Summer Schools, and Spring Festivals, year-long and Graduate Certificate programs, an International Training Program, and we are currently developing a Clinical Masters Program. For people wanting an introduction to narrative therapy and community work, through to experienced people regularly using narrative ideas in practice, we have something to offer.
* On-line narrative therapy courses now available!! Click here for more information
Dulwich Centre Training calendar for 2013
- Masters program in Narrative Therapy and Community Work
- International Training Program
- One week intensive workshops
- International events
For more information about all of these events, please read on!
Masters Program in Narrative Therapy and Community Work
- Dates for this workshop, presented by Cheryl White, Barbara Wingard, and David Denborough, will be available soon for 2013. For more information, click here.
- The final day of this 5 day workshop will be dedicated to 'The Tree of Life Narrative Approach: latest developments'. It is possible to register for this one day workshop separately
Special events in Adelaide
Resisting “Burn Out” with Justice-Doing in Counselling and Community Work with Vikki Reynolds (Canada)
2-day workshop 15-16 October
Those working with people struggling with poverty, violence and oppression are often told that they will "burn out”. The compassionate care of the workers is seen as naïve, immature, unprofessional, and something they will “get over”. We're also told that clients are responsible for harming us with their pain, when most workers tell me that's not the case-and that they suffer from structural issues of injustice that don't allow for us to provide the care required to address suffering. Contrary to this is the story of sustainability; how our collective work sustains us, nourishes our hope, invites us to honour the resistance and strength we witness in the people we work alongside, and allows us to work congruently with our ethics. This experiential workshop will address our collective ethics and practices of Collective Care as opposed to self-care. Workers will be invited to begin to build their own “Solidarity Team”; examining who stands alongside them, what ideas and practices sustain them, and how they might access support when burnout attacks. Vikki Reynolds is a Canadian therapist/activist interested in liberating justice, resistance, and solidarity from the margins of our work into the ethical centre. Her visit to Adelaide last year was warmly embraced. Book online here!
Stretching ourselves and the field: A 3-day narrative practice seminar
Due to many requests, we are delighted to hold this advanced practitioner practice seminar which will include:
• Latest therapeutic explorations from Jill Freedman
• Theoretical stretching: from critical heritage studies to re-engaging with Michel Foucault
• Ensuring the politics remain on the map: Key lessons from the past by Cheryl White
• The tensions, possibilities and creativities between narrative therapy and collective narrative practice: David Denborough
• Opportunities to delve into the Michael White archives
If you are an advanced narrative practitioner and are interested in a stretching few days, we welcome your participation. The faculty for this event will include a range of experienced Australian and international narrative practitioners. Book online here!
- April 2013: Three days of workshops on the narrative approach in working with individuals, groups, and communities – Vienna. For the European Systemic Business Academy
- A program of narrative therapy courses are taking place in Salvador, Brazil during 2013. This is a collaboration between Nucleo de Estudos das Terapias (Salvador, Brasil) and Dulwich Centre (Australia). Workshops to take place:
LEVEL 1: April 30 – May 4 Narrative therapy intensive learning with Mark Hayward (UK)
LEVEL 2: July 23 – 27 Narrative responses to violence and bullying with Ruth Pluznick (Canada)
LEVEL 3: November 12 – 16 Narrative mediation and conflict coaching with couples, families and communities with John Winslade Click here for more information
- 2013 Santiago, Chile. In collaboration with Universidad de Chile. More information available soon.
- April 15-18 David Denborough teaching for LOS - The National Organisation of Residental Homes Group Homes and Special Schools. For more information: www.los.dk
- Graduate Certificate in Narrative Therapy in Greece 2012-2013: A whole series of training workshops and certification module. See: www.narrativetherapy.gr Contact:
- March 2013: a One Year Post Graduate Certificate in Narrative Practice is to being held in conjunction between The Centre for Youth Research and Practice at Hong Kong Baptist University & Dulwich Centre. To be taught in Cantonese and English by local experienced narrative practitioners and Dulwich Centre International Faculty.For more information click here
- April 2013: Visit to Trauma Rehabilitation Centre (Ramallah) by Dulwich Centre Foundation International. For more information, contact:
April 2013: David Denborough is offering a series of workshops in Madrid and Valencia. These are being organised by the Spanish Narrative Therapy Association and Carlos Chimpen
In May 2013, Dulwich Centre Foundation International, in collaboration with International Women's Development Agency, is offering a series of workshops in Thailand for Burmese women's organisations.
Training workshops delivered in your organisation, town, or country!
If you and others in your workplace or local community are interested in learning more about narrative approaches, then it may be possible for us to arrange a training event in your location. This often saves considerable expense in relation to airfares and accommodation. Topics for these workshops include:
- Introduction to narrative therapy (one day, two day, or five day events)
- Introduction to narrative approaches to working with individuals, groups, and wider communities (two day, three day, or five day events)
- Tree of Life: A narrative approach to working with vulnerable children
- Responding to trauma: narrative approaches to working with individuals, groups, and communities
Or a custom-made topic depending on your area of interest and the availability of skilled trainers on that particular topic!
Over the last ten years, Dulwich Centre has co-ordinated training workshops that have taken place in a wide range of countries. We have a network of experienced and highly-regarded practitioners/trainers who are available for teaching assignments across the globe. Sometimes it is possible for these trainers to visit a country on their way to another destination - this saving considerable expense. We are used to arranging low-cost but highly-professional training events in places from Mongolia, India, East Timor, South Korea, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, USA, Canada and many others ...
Further information related to training
To learn more about Dulwich Centre's philosophy to training, read the article 'Developing training programs congruent with narrative ideas' (an extract from the book A community of ideas by Cheryl White and David Denborough).
For information relating to accommodation while in Adelaide for training, please click here.