Welcome to Dulwich Centre  

Training in narrative therapy and community work

For the last 30 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, and a Master's in Narrative Therapy and Community Work in collaboration with the University of Melbourne. 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.


Master in Narrative Therapy and Community Work in collaboration with University of Melbourne
(Registrations for 2015 are now open)

Scholarships available!


  • Salome Raheim Award
    Salome Raheim is the Dean and Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. She is also the impetus behind the Dulwich Centre privilege project. This award recognises the project(s) that shows the greatest commitment/creativity in addressing issues of power and privilege.

ONE YEAR GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM- seeking expressions of interest now!

We will also be holding a one year program in 2015 which consists of a 5 day Level One Intensive workshop (Feb 9-13), a structured online reading and writing program and a 5 day Level Two Intensive workshop later in the year (date soon to be announced). You can choose to also complete a bridging component (consists of supervision on two tapes of your work and the completion of a written project) which will then enable you to be exempt from one subject of the Masters Program if you choose to upgrade! More details of this program will be announced very soon. If you are interested, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Click here for more information


Level One Narrative Therapy

Level Two Narrative Therapy

Responding to hardship: Narrative ways of responding to individuals, groups, and communities who are experiencing hardship

  • Dates for this workshop, presented by Cheryl White, Barbara Wingard, and David Denborough, will be announced soon.
  • 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


Dulwich Centre international events and training programs in 2014


  • May 16 – 18 2014: Cheryl White is offering a keynote address at the 7th International ÖAS Congress in Vienna, Austria
  • May 22-24  2014: Three days of workshops on the narrative approach in working with individuals, groups, and communities – Vienna. For more information contact 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). Click here for more information  











  • In Feb 2014, 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. 


  • 19 - 28 Sept 2014, The beginning of a Dulwich Centre Graduate Certificate in Narrative Therapy Training Program in Istanbul in collaboration with Mehmet Dinc: www.narrativeterapi.com



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!


Outside Australia:

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 ...

If you are interested in an experienced trainer/practitioner in narrative approaches visiting your local community, please write to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Because we have links with practitioners in every continent (except Antarctica), you never know what might be possible!



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.

Cancellation policy for all training events organised by Dulwich Centre

Please note, in the event of a participant needing to cancel their registration, it is possible to exchange your place with another person, or to transfer your place to a future training event at no cost. If you need to cancel your place (and cannot exchange or transfer it) then up to one month prior to the course there will be an administrative fee of $55. If you cancel your place less than one month prior to the training you will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel with less than two week’s notice we will not be able to offer any refund.