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Trondheim, Norway

Therapeutic Conversations ~ 2

24 – 26th October 2018

 New Developments in Narrative Practice: Children Families and Couples

DAY 1 – Wednesday PreConference – October 24

1)  Death, Grief & Responding to Despair – Lorraine Hedtke (USA) & Helene Grau Kristensen (Denmark)

Lorraine Hedtke (USA) Lorraine specializes in working with people who are dying and families after a loved one has died. She is a Professor at California State University San Bernardino, VSNT faculty member and author of The Crafting of Grief: Constructing Aesthetic Responses to Loss (Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement).

Helene Grau Kristensen (Denmark) Helene is co-founder of Narrativ Praksis, the centre for narrative therapy in Denmark. She is currently teaching narrative therapy at the University of Copenhagen. Originally trained by Michael White, Helene primarily works and writes on grief, death and hope and – she specializes in working with parents who experience the lost of a child during pregnancy.

2) Working with Girls & Women Victims of Gendered Violence: narrative therapy practice through a trauma informed feminist approach – Rosa Elena Arteaga (Canada)

Rosa Elena Arteaga (Canada) Rosa has thousands and thousands of therapy hours providing support to girls and women who experience gendered violence. For over fourteen years Rosa has been a clinical supervisor within a multi-disciplinary team with a nonprofit anti-violence women’s organization in Vancouver, Canada.  She is a VSNT faculty member and has developed an innovative narrative therapeutic practice to support girls and women from all ages and diverse backgrounds, and who are dealing with complex trauma. Her local, national and international workshops take the learner inside the complexities of gender violence through storytelling, session videos and transcripts.

3) Narrative Therapy Informed Relational Interviewing with  Conflicted Couple Relationships – Stephen Madigan (Canada)

Stephen Madigan (Canada) Couple Conflict Team and Trondheim’s High Conflict Couple Team. Stephen is an award winning narrative therapist and best selling author of Narrative Therapy – theory and practice. He is the Director of the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy and consultant supervisor of Norway’s National Team. 

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DAY 2 – Thursday October 25

Keynote: 8:45 – 9:30 

Still Living – Helene Grau Kristensen (Denmark)

 

1) Narrative Therapy Practices with Neurodiverse Youth: Using metaphors and visual aids to support acceptance and create agency ~ Akeiko Rawn (Canada)

Akeiko Rawn: (Canada) A narrative therapist specializing in neurodiverse youth (ASD, ADHD, OCD, ODD) and trauma. She is part of a diverse team at Arches Counselling in the heart of White Rock, BC. Her work includes advocacy, consulting and teaching with various nonprofits, agencies and schools.

2) Discovery Learning:  Live Narrative Therapy Supervision ~ Lorraine Hedtke (USA) & Stephen Madigan (Canada)

Stephen Madigan (Canada) Stephen is an award winning narrative therapist and best selling author of Narrative Therapy – theory and practice. He is the Director of the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy and consultant supervisor of Norway’s National Couple Conflict Team and Trondheim’s High Conflict Couple Team.

Lorraine Hedtke (USA) Lorraine specializes in working with people who are dying and families after a loved one has died. She is a Professor at California State University San Bernardino, VSNT faculty member and author of The Crafting of Grief: Constructing Aesthetic Responses to Loss (Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement).

3) Therapeutic e-mails and psychiatric problems. ~ Nina Tejs Jørring (Denmark)

Nina Tejs Jørring (Denmark) Nina works as a child and adolescent psychiatrist & Narrative therapist, leading a small family therapy team in the mental health services in Denmark

AFTERNOON

1) Narrative Family Therapy on the Agenda – Anne Saxtorph and John Gurnaes (Denmark)

Anne Saxtorph (Denmark) Anne is a long-time supervisor and trainer in Narrative Therapy. She established NARRATIVE PERSPECTIVES in Copenhagen, Denmark as an interdisciplinary 3 year teaching program and offers narrative courses at different Danish institutions, Family Centres, Schools and Women’s Shelters.

John Gurnæs (Denmark) John is a practicing psychologist from Denmark, teaches narrative therapy and is currently working as a private practitioner, primarily supervising social workers and collaborating with families in the public service.

2) Crafting Therapeutic Letters in Narrative Therapy David Nylund (USA)

David Nylund (USA) David is a Professor of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento, Clinical Director of the Gender health Clinic and VSNT faculty member. He conducts workshops for mental health professionals nationwide and internationally and has published many articles and books on Narrative Therapy including Treating Huckleberry Finn: A New Narrative Approach with Kids Diagnosed ADD/ADHD and the co-editor of Narrative Therapies with Children and Adolescents.

3)  Who is this Gilles Deleuze and why might he matter for Narrative Practice? Todd May (USA)

Todd May (USA) Todd is Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of the Humanities at Clemson University.  He is the author of fifteen books of philosophy, including the forthcoming A Decent Life:  Morality for the Rest of Us (Chicago, 2019)

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Day 3 –  Friday October 26

Keynote 8:45 – 9:30 am

Narrative Meaning in Times of Political Crisis?~Todd May (USA)

 

1) Relational Recovery in Mental Health Care – Ottar Ness (Norway)

Ottar Ness (Norway) Ottar is a family therapist and professor in mental health care at the University College of Southeast Norway. He is the editor of the Nordic Family Therapy Journal, a Taos Institute Associate, a Board Member of Taos Institute Europe, and a Faculty Member of the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy Norway.

2) Queer Informed Narrative Therapy Practices – David Nylund (USA)

David Nylund (USA) David is a Professor of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento, Clinical Director of the Gender health Clinic and VSNT faculty member. He conducts workshops for mental health professionals nationwide and internationally and has published many articles and books on Narrative Therapy including Treating Huckleberry Finn: A New Narrative Approach with Kids Diagnosed ADD/ADHD and the co-editor of Narrative Therapies with Children and Adolescents.

3) Down the Rabbit Hole: Children as Moral Agents  (Part One) – David Marsten (USA)

David Marsten (USA) David is the Director of Miracle Mile Community Practice, VSNT faculty member and has practiced narrative therapy with young people and their families for over 25 years. He presents narrative workshops internationally, co-authored the book Narrative Therapy in Wonderland (2017) and teaches this workshop through videos, unaltered transcripts and live demonstrations.

AFTERNOON

1) Live Narrative Therapy Team Supervision with Couples – Couple Conflict Teams (Norway) and Stephen Madigan  (Canada)

Stephen Madigan (Canada) Stephen is an award winning narrative therapist and best selling author of Narrative Therapy – theory and practice. He is the Director of the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy and consultant supervisor of Norway’s National Couple Conflict Team and Trondheim’s High Conflict Couple Team

2) Why old school externalizing conversations are still new ~ Harald Øhrn & Erling Fidjestøl (Norway)

Erling Fidjestøl & Harald Øhrn (Norway) Harald & Erling are family therapists who have (since mid-2000) immersed themselves in the study of narrative practice at the Robust clinic in Oslo. They work with children, young people and their families suffering a range of difficulties including high conflicts and social and mental health issues of various kinds.

3) Down the Rabbit Hole: Children as Moral Agents  (Part Two) – David Marsten (USA)

David Marsten (USA) David is the Director of Miracle Mile Community Practice, VSNT faculty member and has practiced narrative therapy with young people and their families for over 25 years. He presents narrative workshops internationally, co-authored the book Narrative Therapy in Wonderland (2017) and teaches this workshop through videos, unaltered transcripts and live demonstrations.

 

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        Vancouver, Canada 

        Therapeutic Conversations 15

     May 2019

      18 CE credits

Granted through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

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