Interactive open free of charge lecture
& Interactive training seminar / workshop
Despair, suicidal experience
& Psychiatric Experience
Narrative therapy practices to create tangible hope
the Australian narrative therapist, trainer and supervisor
from Dulwich International Faculty
Honorary Clinical Fellow at Melbourne University School of Social Work
(for the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work)
Open free of charge – lecture
Thursday 8 October 2020, 11.00 am – 1.30 pm (Athens time)
English and Greek Language
Weekend 10-11 October 2020
9.00 am – 2.00 pm (Athens time)
The event is organized by the Institute of Narrative Therapy & Community Work – Greece.
(It is an event that is in the context of the Greek Institute’s collaboration with Dulwich Centre)
The participants will have a certificate from Dulwich Centre of Narrative Therapy (Australia), the educational and therapeutic centre that co-created Narrative Therapy.
The seminar is recognized as part of the training that leads to the Greek Narrative Therapist Certificate.
Apply for attendance of the free of charge lecture and / or the weekend training workshop by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the link that will connect you with our ZOOM room in order to attend. (See details bellow).
- INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPEN LECTURE AND THE SEMINAR
- INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAINER
- ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION
- How to connect for the free of charge lecture
- How to connect for the seminar – workshop
- Certifications and more support
1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPEN LECTURE AND THE SEMINAR
GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND AIMS
This workshop will be a practical, moving and hopeful exploration of ways of working with the often intense and frequently difficult mental health challenges, such as despair and suicidal experience. Many times (although not all the times) these and other similar experiences are made inside psychiatric contexts.
We will use and share principles and practices drawn mostly from narrative therapy.
Despair and suicidal experience can be very difficult problems to respond to as workers of mental health. They can often spark worry to workers and the worry can frequently lead to panic for workers. When this happens, the worker can be taken away from their preferred way of working and then the people dealing with despair and suicidal experience can feel isolated in their experience.
In this course there will be an emphasis on life saving ideas, skills and practices that workers can take away and immediately use in their work, so that worry and panic does not overwhelm them and subsequently the clients do not experience isolation and consequently walk hopeful paths.
METHOD AND SPECIFIC CONTENT
The workshop will combine small lectures, the sharing of hopeful work, discussion and the opportunity to practice some of the ideas. This workshop is designed to go beyond risk assessments and find ways to build life-saving stories with those struggling with despair, suicidal experience or psychiatric experience.
The course will cover:
- Principles drawn from narrative therapy relevant for working with the problem of suicidal experience, despair, intense mental health challenges and dealing with the psychiatric experience.
- Ways to help people make sense of mental health distress rather than locate what is wrong within them and get into hopeful paths.
- Ways to use the narrative practices of externalizing and reauthoring when working with suicidal experience, despair and/ or psychiatric experience.
- The ‘discourses’ or common cultural understandings of suicide and suicidal experience
- The shaping aspect of power in language use, when speaking about suicidal experience and how we can cultivate a potentially bigger variety of descriptions of suicidal experience
- How we can sensitively link people and assist people to make contributions to others with similar experiences by using the written word
- Reviewing actual work with people who have intense mental health challenges, suicidal experience or psychiatric experience via video of counselling, transcripts of counselling, collective or living documents and letters
- Ways of working with people in mental health settings / psychiatric hospitals
2. INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAINER
David Newman has been trained by Michael White, the founder of Narrative Therapy in Australia. He has decades of experience in working in dozens of mental health services and voluntary organizations as well as an independent practitioner. He is currently working in independent practice as well as in Sydney at Uspace, a psychiatric unit for young people in St Vincent’s Hospital.
He is a member of the Dulwich Centre faculty, a Honorary Clinical Fellow at Melbourne University’s School of Social Work and a teacher in the Master’s Program in Narrative Therapy and Community Work of the University of Melbourne (a university accredited as one of the best in the world).
Recent teaching assignments have included Brazil, Nepal, Turkey, Hong Kong and Palestine. David is the author of many articles about Narrative Therapy including the influential “Rescuing the Said from the Saying of it: Living Documentation in Narrative Therapy.”
To find out more about some of David’s work it is possible to watch this online talk and access a resource he has written together with Marnie Sather;
3. ORGANIZATIONAL DETAILS
– FREE OF CHARGE EVENT via web – open to the general public
Thursday 11.00 – 1.30 p.m. (Athens Greece Time)
(See below information about how to connect with us)
– SEMINAR – WORKSHOP via web
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. (Athens Greece Time)
Sunday: 9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. (Athens Greece Time)
(See below about how to connect with us)
– Open lecture fees: 0 euros
– Weekend training seminar + workshop: 160 euros or 180 euros
Subscription until 7 October: 160 €
Subscription after 7 October: 180 €
In order to subscribe, please send money to the
IBAN GR54 0172 2280 0052 2806 9522 814 in Peiraius Bank (Greece)[Owner of the bank account is Institute for Narrative Therapy (Greece)]
Please also send a confirmation e-mail with your
name, profession, place of living, telephone and e-mail in it.
3. c. How to connect for the free of charge lecture
- Send us an e-mail (at email@example.com), in which you inform us about your interest in the open event.
2. Two days before the event, we send you the link, which will allow you to connect with us through the ZOOM platform.
3. 15 minutes before the start of the open event, go to the e-mail we sent you and click the special link and you will automatically be connected to ZOOM. We get connected 15 minutes in advance to make sure everything is working properly with your connection.
(You can also follow the instructions below, where we also tell you about how to download the ZOOM app to your computer. This is not necessary for the free open event – just click on the link we send you and you will easily go online but in the seminar it is necessary to download the ZOOM application, so that all the functions we will need can work smoothly)
3. d. How to connect for the seminar – workshop
- After paying for the seminar (see information above on point “C.b. Fees”), you send us an e-mail (at firstname.lastname@example.org), informing us of your registration
- Two days before the event, we send you the link, which will allow you to connect with us through the ZOOM platform.
3. Download “Zoom client for meetings” from this link. It will take you a few seconds but please don’t leave it for doing it in the last minute: https://zoom.us/download
- 15 minutes before the start of the seminar, go to the e-mail we have sent you, click the special link and you will be automatically connected to ZOOM. We connect 15 minutes in advance to make sure everything is working properly with your connection.
In order to have a good time, enjoy it and make the most of it from our online seminar, we recommend the following:
• a) The most important 😊: Make sure you are in a place where you have a good internet signal
• b) Use a laptop or computer if you can, because there are some features that do not work well if you are using an Ipad or your phone.
• b) Make sure your computer has a camera and microphone, as they are necessary for the interactive seminar
• c) Make sure you have good lighting in the room from which you will connect, without having a window behind you. Headphones can help prevent background noise
C.d. Certifications and more support
– All participants will be given a CERTIFICATE by the Institute of Narrative Psychotherapy & Community Practice and the Dulwich Center for Narrative Therapy of Australia.
– The seminar is recognized as part of the training that leads to the Greek DEGREE OF NARRATIVE THERAPY.
– The new participants will be given a preliminary EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL. Please register early so that we can send the material early.