Call Direct: 604-688-7860   The Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy was the first established Narrative Therapy training centre opened in the Northern Hemisphere (in 1992). The VSNT goal is to provide a home for newly inspired Narrative Therapy training - brought to you through the politic and practice of our 27 year apprenticeship with David Epston, Michael White and the Just Therapy Team. The VSNT faculty stand in a variety of diverse social locations and - each member is highly respected internationally for their longstanding therapeutic practice, writings and teaching know how. Our intensive Narrative theory and practice certificate courses are taught at the novice, intermediate and advanced levels.

The schools 25 year training mandate has created a community of ethically congruent and richly skilled narrative therapists who have patched together an ongoing international network of therapeutic discussion among their peers and teachers. To this end, VSNT hosts the annual Therapeutic Conversations Conference. The TC conference is designed for rigorous practice learning, international connections, and creatively stretching the ideas further. TC is attended by hundreds of narrative practitioners and community workers from all over the world - who share a common bond within the politic and practice of narrative, social justice, feminist, queer, post-colonial, and anti-oppressive practice ideas.

The VSNT has launched TCTV. live - an interactive learning site filled with hundreds and hundreds of narrative therapy videos, lectures, live counselling sessions, interactive interviews, webcasts articles, slide presentations and workshops. The TCTV. live channel is ONLY available to graduate students and licensed mental health professionals who sign a far reaching confidentiality agreement. Please subscribe to our mailing list to stay informed.

The Vancouver School firmly believes that novel and fresh minded ideas from across our many narrative therapy generations (veteran and newly arrived), situated and intertwined within the intersectionalities of where we are each so located – are needed. And hopefully, together, we can offer each other a loving place to belong, explore and – push the practice knowledge further.

Stephen Madigan MSW, MSc, PhD. is a Vancouver-based narrative therapist and the director of the VSNT. Stephen and faculty colleagues are continually changing and reshaping the design and content of the training and workshops offered.

Write to us with your Narrative Therapy questions at, or call us at 604-688-7860.

Meet our faculty

Introducing the team…

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TC Photos

See what all the fuss was about.

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Narrative Therapy Book

“Scintillating reading…” David Epston

Currently on the APA best selling list!

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