Freedman & Combs on “Supervision for therapists / supervision for organizations and groups”

Web Event

Interactive open free of charge lecture

& Interactive training seminar/workshop

Supervision for therapists / supervision for organizations and groups

Ideas and practices from narrative therapy

 

with the

American narrative therapists, trainers and supervisors

of Evanston Family Therapy Center

Jill Freedman, MSW, ACSW

& Gene Combs, MD

clinical professors at the University of Melbourne

and the University of Chicago

 

 

  • Open free of charge  – lecture 

“Consulting with groups and agencies: travelling a long way in a short time”

Friday 12th February 2021, 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm (Athens time)

English and Greek Language

 

  • Training seminar-workshop

“Ideas and practices for supervision in narrative therapy”

Weekend 13th -14th February 2021

4.30 pm – 9.30 pm (Athens time)

English Language

 

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 narrativetherapygr@gmail.com and we will send you the link that will connect you with our ZOOM room in order to attend. (See details bellow).

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See bellow: 

  1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPEN LECTURE AND THE SEMINAR
  2. INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAINER
  3. ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION
  1. Time
  2. Fees
  3. How to connect for the free of charge lecture
  4. How to connect for the seminar – workshop
  5. Certifications and more support

 

  1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPEN LECTURE AND THE SEMINAR

 

  • Open lecture

This presentation will focus on the application of narrative ideas and practices in working with community groups and organizations of various sizes and missions. We will describe ways of structuring work with specific problems as well as ongoing consultations.

  • This will include ways of making a particular group member’s concerns relevant to the whole group.
  • An important focus will be ideas about using narrative questions and developing collective documents in group consultations, both to build connections between group members and to develop alternative stories.
  • We will also consider power relationships in organizations. We will think about the effects of who is included in consultation conversations and how the results of the consultation can be sensitive to other aspects of the organization.

These ideas can be applied to anything from a small circle of friends or community members gathered around a particular issue to a large professional organization.

 

  • Seminar

Different contexts and different levels of experience call for different ways of supervising. Using description, structured exercises, demonstrations, and discussion, Jill Freedman and Gene Combs will share lessons learned in over 30 years of supervising narrative therapists in a variety of settings.

Participants will practice and discuss aspects of supervision including:

  • Live supervision in groups with outsider witness responses
  • Using written transcripts of supervisees’ work
  • Interviewing supervisees’ as they are embodying people they work with.
  • Supervisees interviewing the supervisor
  • Peer group supervision
  • Reflective self-supervision

Jill and Gene will also describe and demonstrate how they collaboratively bring forth knowledge and skills from supervisee’s lived experience to help supervisees develop stories of how they are becoming the therapists they desire to be.

 

  1. INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAINERS

Jill Freedman & Gene Combs are co-directors of Evanston Family Therapy Center, where they offer workshops, supervision, and consultation in all aspects of narrative therapy. They were fortunate to study with Michael White and David Epston for many years and have been teaching and writing about narrative therapy themselves for over 30 years.

They have co-authored 3 books: Symbol, story and ceremony: Using metaphor in individual and family therapy, Narrative therapy: The social construction of preferred realities, and Narrative therapy with couples… and a whole lot more! and more than 30 book chapters and articles.

They were given the Innovative Contribution to Family Therapy award by the American Family Therapy Academy in 2009 and were awarded as Honorary Associates of the Taos Institute in 2010.

They have a therapy and supervision practice in the Chicago area and have consulted to a number of schools and social service agencies. They are on the international faculty of Dulwich Centre.

Jill has joined the Dulwich team in doing community work in several contexts and teaches in the Master of Narrative Therapy Program offered by Dulwich Centre and the University of Melbourne. She was given the Excellence in Teaching Narrative Therapy Award by the Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy in 2014.

Gene has recently retired from his position as a clinical faculty member in the University of Chicago’s Family Medicine Residency Program at NorthShore University HealthSystem. He serves on the Board of the American Family Therapy Academy.

Information about their work you may find in the internet site of  Evanston Family Therapy Center narrativetherapychicago.com

 

  1. ORGANIZATIONAL DETAILS

3.a. Time

– FREE OF CHARGE EVENT via web – open to the general public

Friday 12th February 2021, 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm (Athens Greece Time)

(See below information about how to connect with us)

– SEMINAR – WORKSHOP via web

Saturday 13th February 2021, 4.30 pm – 9.30 pm (Athens Greece Time)
Sunday 14th February 2021, 4.30 pm – 9.30 pm (Athens Greece Time)

(See below about how to connect with us)

3.b. Fees

 – Open lecture fees: 0 euros

 – Weekend training seminar + workshop: 160 euros or 180 euros

    Subscription until 10th February: 160 €

    Subscription after 10th February: 180 €

          In order to subscribe, please deposit the amount 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

  1. Send us an e-mail(at narrativetherapygr@gmail.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, open 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 advanceto make sure everything is working properly with your connection.

 

 

3.d. How to connect for the seminar – workshop

  1. After paying for the seminar (see information above on point “C.b. Fees”), you send us an e-mail(at narrativetherapygr@gmail.com), informing us of your registration
  2. 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
  4. 15 minutes before the start of the seminar, open the e-mail we have sent you, click the special linkand 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

 

3.e. 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.