NARRATIVE THERAPIST CERTIFICATION

“The person is not the problem.

The person is the person and the problem is the problem

(Michael White)

 

INTERNATIONAL certified training  in Narrative Therapy

held online and in Greece

  • Certified by the Dulwich Centre of Australia

(the international centre that has created Narrative Therapy)

  • Part of the Master’s Degree of the University of Melbourne.
  • Teachers members of the educational staff of the Master’s program of the University of Melbourne
  • Training in a recognized therapeutic method that has radically influenced the general discussion and practice in psychotherapy

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  • Two years of study
  • Low cost of studies
  • Most part is through DISTANCE LEARNING (via e-learning)
  • Flexibility in the personal organization of studies
  • Recognition of graduates as narrative therapists by the Dulwich Center

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Schedule

1st year

  • 4 three-day training events (delivered by the personnel of the Institute of Narrative Therapy and the Dulwich Centre of Australia).
  • 8  group supervision meetings (two and a half hours each, via skype)
  • Self Development group processes (via skype, 3 “Narrative Walks” mini-webinars OR   a Tree of Life Group – if you speak greek, )

2nd year

  • 4 three-day training events (delivered by the Institute of Narrative Therapy and the Dulwich Center of Australia).
  • 8  group supervision meetings (two and a half hours each, via skype)
  •  Certification Module: e-learning process in close collaboration with Dulwich Center Australi.

(10 small written reflections, 2 personal supervisions, final essay of 5000 words. Free of charge access to the Dulwich Centre electronic platform of the program with written and audiovisual material )

 

[Students are given the opportunity to customize their participation in the three-day training events. It is not necessary to attend them in a specific order or at a specific time. To some extent and under certain conditions there may also be flexibility in participating in group supervision meetings]

The only live presence of the participants needed is during the 8 three-training events (four each year). All other parts of the program are done via Skype/Zoom.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Training program leading to Certification in Narrative Therapy and Community Work

(part of the Master of Narrative Therapy of the University of Melbourne)

The program has been developed by Dulwich Centre, the educational-therapeutic centre that has created narrative therapy.

The program lasts two years. It leads to the Graduate Certificate in Narrative Therapy and Community Work. Graduates are recognized by Dulwich Centre as narrative Therapists. The studies are recognized as part of the Master’s Program in Narrative Therapy that is delivered by one of Australia’s and the world’s most prestigious universities, the University of Melbourne.

The program includes:

A) 4 three-day training events (open event + two-day seminar). 4 three-day training events are provided to trainees each year. The main trainers are members of the Dulwich Centre International Teaching Staff, Australia’s international training centre that has created Narrative Therapy.

You can subscribe to the seminars at any time.

[Also, as long as you are not interested in the narrative therapist certification (but only for a specific seminar) you can attend any individual three-day training event independently – without further obligations)

 

B) Supervision and support of trainees. 8 group supervision sessions lasting 2 1/2 hours(via skype) are provided to trainees each year. Trainees that work therapeutically will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences in applying narrative ideas and practices in their work. For trainees who currently are not working therapeutically, there is a special set of support tasks that are tailored to implement the ideas of Narrative Therapy.

 

C) Group self-development process

During the first year of the program:

For English-speaking participants: They will attend (free of charge) three web workshops from the “Narrative Walks” series of educational activities. These group sessions are done via Skype / Zoom. (English Language).

For Greek-speaking participants: 8 two-hour group sessions for self-development using the practice of the “Tree of Life” or some of the other group practices of Narrative. These group sessions will be done via Skype / Zoom. (Greek language).

 

D) Certification Module. This is delivered in the second year and involves close collaboration with Dulwich Centre. It includes two key elements:

a) Narrative Therapy Literature reading and writing 10 small reflections and a final 5000 words essay. This process is carried out in close collaboration with the DulwichCentre teaching staff via e-learning.

First of all, Narrative Therapy Literature reading deals with 10 topics and results in 10 small reflections of about 500 words (which are basically answers to a series of questions designed to link participants’ theoretical knowledge with practice).

This practice does not have to be a classic psychotherapeutic practice, but it should be practical. For example, it may involve coordinating a training group that will be organized and coordinated based on the principles and practices of Narrative Therapy. It may be a practice-research (which is a specific methodology of practical supportive research for/with people experiencing specific social, occupational, or psychological difficulties). Practice-researches of this kind have been successfully organized by trainees attending previous courses of the program with our support. Dulwich Centre and the program coordinator in Greece will be happy to discuss these and other alternatives with the trainees.

Along the way, one of these tasks will be expanded to 1000 words and posted on the Dulwich Centre e-learning site.

The whole process will result in a larger thesis of 5000 words on a subject of the trainee’s choice. This will be the final written work, which will be presented to the Dulwich Centre teaching staff, who will come to Greece.

b) E-supervision by Dulwich Centre. This includes two telephone or skype supervisions with a member of the Dulwich Centre staff and one final “live” supervision with the teaching staff who will come to Greece for the thesis presentations.

 

Program’s cost

  • Deposit (depending on registration time): EUR 50 (registration by the end of August) or EUR 100 (registration by the end of October) or EUR 150 (registration from November onwards)
  • EUR 1720 in the first year
  • EUR 2380 in the second year (including the certification module)

TOTAL COST:

  • If the registration is done by the end of August: 4230 Є

(double discount of 100 euros)

  • If registration is done by the end of October: 4280 Є

(50 euro discount)

  • If registration is done from November onwards: 4330 Є

There are NO other charges. All the literature is given to students via the e-platform of the program. The only extra charge we highly recommend is to buy and read the book “Maps of Narrative Practices” by Michael White.

 

REGISTRATIONS HAVE STARTED

Places are limited. Secure your place and also a discount on registration by registering until October 30 (Registration until August 30: 50 euros, registration until 30 October: 100 euros, registration after 30 October: 150 euros).

Deposit the money in the Piraeus Bank account (Swift code: PIRBGRAAXXX,  IBAN: GR54 0172 2280 0052 2806 9522 814) under the name Institute for Narrative Therapy and then download and fill in the registration card:

Download here: ( registration card )

The first introductory training 3-day (open free Friday event + weekend seminar) of the new training cycle will take place

October  in Athens (in English Language)

and November  in Thessaloniki (in Greek Language)

Details will be announced within a few days for the exact venues of the events.

PARTICIPATING HANDBOOK

You can find details on the structure, content, and bibliography of the training program that leads to the Certification of Narrative Therapist in the following documents: