Sacramento, California

 Foundations of Theory & Practice in Narrative Therapy

Certificate Training Course

Highlighting the topics of: Trauma and Violence, Queer Youth and Families & Conflicted Couple Relationships

Dates: November 16-18, 2018
Location: Shriner’s Hospital

Faculty: Rosa Arteaga, Stephen Madigan & David Nylund

Group rates available

Please Note: Since registration always sells out on a first reserve basis, VSNT- California does not offer refunds once your payment has been made. Credits for the amount paid that can be used within 12 months will be issued.


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


Stephen Madigan (Canada) 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, TCTV.live, and consultant supervisor of Norway’s National Couple Conflict Team. During 2017, Stephen taught narrative therapy workshops on working with conflicted couple relationships on 5 different continents. His newest book on Narrative Therapy will be published by the APA in March 2019.


David Nylund (USA) is a Professor of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento, Clinical Director of the Gender Health Clinic, and Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy faculty member. He conducts ongoing narrative workshops for mental health professionals worldwide and has published over 50 articles and two books on Narrative Therapy including: Treating Huckleberry Finn: A New Narrative Approach with Kids Diagnosed ADD/ADHD, and Narrative Therapies with Children and Adolescents.

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