VSNT- New York

 Foundations of Narrative Therapy Theory and Practice


Dr. Stephen Madigan

Location: Project Reach Offices – 39 Eldridge St, 4th flr – New York City, NY 10002

TBA – This event has been rescheduled for early Fall 2017 

Sponsored by
The Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy
Dr. Jack Saul and the International Trauma Studies Program, New York City



Workshop Description
Stephen Madigan’s narrative therapy intensive richly explores the theory and practice foundations and future of narrative therapy. Participant learning is guided through a close up, step-by-step analysis of his recent video sessions and from the historical archives of therapeuticconversations.tv (including interviews with Michael White, David Epston)

Workshop participants discover and discuss the relational, political and theoretical roots of narrative practice including:

  • re-authoring and re-remembering conversations,
  • thickening a counter-story with rich description,
  • relational externalizing practices
  • therapeutic letter writing
  • relational ethics of a non-individualist narrative practice

Participants learn through Stephen’s filmed live sessions involving: anxiety & depression; highly conflicted couple relationships; children & youth; anorexia & bulimia; trauma.

Stephen Madigan MSW, MSc, MSc, PhD, is the Director of the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. In 2008 The American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) honoured his work with their Distinguished Award for Innovative Practice in Family Therapy Theory and Practice. His best selling book Narrative Therapy: Theory and Practice, published by the American Psychological Association (APA) will be released in a 2nd edition in September, 2017. Stephen trains and teaches worldwide, is the primary consultant supervisor for Norway’s National Couple Conflict Team, and founder of the interactive narrative therapy and social justice training site therapeuticcconversations.tv


Jack Saul, is a psychologist & founding director of the International Trauma Studies Program and Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. He has created numerous programs for populations of persons who have endured war, torture and political violence, including the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, the FEMA funded Post 9/11 Downtown Community Resource Center in Lower Manhattan, REFUGE: Refugee Resource Center, and Theater Arts Against Political Violence.  He has written about this work on his book, Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster (Routledge, 2013). Dr. Saul  has a private practice in Manhattan and consults to humanitarian, human rights, and media organizations on staff stress management and trauma informed care.

Registration rate: $275 USD for 2 day workshop

To inquire about reduced rates for groups of 4 or more, please contact trainingitsp@gmail.com.

Transport:  B,D Trains to Grand St F, J trains to Delancey/Essex l F train to East Broadway






For questions contact Arianna Schindle at trainingitsp@gmail.com or 212-889-8117

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