VSNT Foundations Level Training Schedule
|Day 1: Wednesday – 9:15am – 4:15pm For the first day of the week long intensive, Stephen Madigan MSW, MSc, PhD teaches participants both the creative foundations and future of narrative therapy theory and practice. The learning is guided by a close up, step-by-step analysis of his recent video sessions as well as excerpts from the historical archives of therapeuticconversations.tv (including videos with Michael White, David Epston etc) Workshop participants discover and discuss the historical, political and theoretical foundations of narrative practice including:
Participants learn through Stephen’s live session film work involving therapeutic conversations with: anxiety & depression; racism; couples relationships experiencing conflict; children & youth; anorexia & bulimia; and trauma.
Day 2: Thursday Morning 9:15am – 12:30pm Stephen Madigan continues teaching participants both the creative foundations and future of narrative therapy theory and practice. The learning is guided through a close up, step-by-step analysis of his recent video sessions as well as excerpts from the historical archives of therapeuticconversations.tv (including videos and original handout outs by Michael White, David Epston etc).
1:30pm – 4:30pm: David Nylund ‘supervises’ the video session work of Stephen Madigan by asking close up questions about each therapeutic questions he asks (and does not ask) in therapy. Each question is theoretically situated and discussed to guide participants through the foundational theories at the heart of narrative therapy practice. A full understanding of this theoretical knowledge is crucial to developing the craft of narrative therapy practice.
Day 3 – Friday 9:15am – 12:30pm Rosa Artega MA discusses a post-feminist, anti-oppressive, narrative therapy approach to working with trauma and intimate violence against women. Rosa highlights therapeutic questions, ethics of therapist responsibility, structures of safety, group work practice, and team building.
1:30pm – 4:30pm Rosa Arteaga continues her discussion outlining her therapeutic work with girls and women who have experienced sexual violence by using narrative therapy questions to address the impacts (body, mind, spirit, sexual and sexuality). Rosa demonstraes how narrative therapy constitutes safe spaces where people can navigate away from the impacts/effects of sexual violence and – towards a place of agency (re-connections, healthy relationships and defining their own sexuality).
4:30pm – 6:00pm –Drinks with participants and faculty
Day 4: Saturday 9:15am – 12:30pm- David Nylund from Sacramento, California presents a practice discussion highlighting the narrative therapy practice and craft of therapeutic letter writing with children and youth (video emphasis on ADHD, temper taming, bullying and fears). The workshop involves a live demonstration interview where participants learn the structure and art of writing therapeutic letters – through an exercise of writing therapeutic letters.
1:30pm – 4:30pm Family Lawyer/Mediator Jean-Luc Forest and Stephen Madigan teach participants their Relational Interviewing ideas that shape a narrative therapy practice working with conflicted couple relationships. Through video tape sessions with couples (from three different countries) they discuss how they have had to rethink the practice ethics of traditional couple therapy and mediation practices and have subsequently – turned the practice of working relationally with conflicted couples upside down.
Day 5: Sunday 9:15am – 12:30pm Working as Clinical Director of the Gender Health Centre David Nylund presents his innovative work on a Queer Theory informed narrative therapy practice. Teaching through numerous taped session demonstrations David highlights theory, practice and supervision to highlight: issues of representation, homonormativity, transgender youth, trauma, violence, masculinities, gender binaries and more.
1:30pm – 3:30pm Aaron Munroe MA and insider guests present a fabulous discussion on the the politics and practices of sheltering queer homeless youth
3:30pm – 4:15pm – Awarding VSNT Narrative Therapy Intensive participant certificates.
Note: At the completion of the Intensive Week Long Narrative Therapy Practice Course participants will receive a document of certification from the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. Please be CERTAIN to advise Mariah on how you’d like your name to read on the certificate (thanks).
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