Training in Narrative Therapy

LOGIC BEHIND THE ORGANIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The Logic behind Organizing Training Programs in Narrative Therapy by INT is a logic that seeks to give the opportunity to stakeholders to choose freely and flexibly in relation to it.

That’s why there is:

  • the open (free) Friday event before each seminar
  • the ability to attend (regardless of their participation in the full training program) any seminar they wish
  • the open supervision team
  • support in the online narrative therapy discussion group and the online narrative therapy collaborative supervision team.

EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

Three training seminars are organized each year in Thessaloniki with coordinators from the international teaching staff of the Dulwich Center for Narrative Therapy (Adelaide, Australia). Some of the topics that have previously been presented in Greece are the following.

 

  • FACING THE EFFECTS OF INJURY: The Ideas of Narrative Therapy in Practice for Children, Adults, and Families.
  • WORKING WITH REFUGEES seeking asylum: Making the Present Valuable
  • NARRATIVE SPIRITUAL THERAPY WITH COUPLES.
  • INTRODUCTION TO NARRATIVE THERAPY: Using Oral AND Written Speech
  • NARRATIVE THERAPY WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE: Bringing imagination, creativity, humor and collaboration into our work with children, their families and schools.
  • The Narrative Perspective on “DIFFICULT CONDITIONS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY” (trauma, perpetrators and violence, addictions, mourning).
  • Responding to adversity and harm prevention: COLLECTIVE PRACTICES OF NARRATIVE THERAPY with individuals, groups, communities, and schools.
  • Narrative Therapy Practices for FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS WITH “INTENSE” MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES: From Victimization to Personal Ability.

OPEN EVENTS

Before each training seminar there is an open and free public event – presentation (with a seminar theme). The purpose of this event is to enable the public to get acquainted with Narrative Therapy and to obtain valid and practically useful information on specific topics.

NARRATIVE THERAPIST CERTIFICATION

INTERNATIONAL education in Greece for Narrative Therapy

  • Certified by the Dulwich Center of Australia

(the international center that created Narrative Therapy)

  • Part of the Master’s Degree at the University of Melbourne.
  • Training in a recognized therapeutic method which has radically influenced the general discussion and practice in psychotherapy

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  • Two years of study
  • A very economical cost of studies
  • DISTANCE LEARNING (via e-learning)
  • Flexibility in the organization of studies
  • Recognition of graduates as narrative therapists by the Dulwich Center

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Schedule

1st year

  • 3 training 3-days (staffed by the Institute of Narrative Therapy and the Dulwich Center of Australia).
  • 8 hour supervisory appointments (and via skype)

2nd year

  • 3 training 3-days (staffed by the Institute of Narrative Therapy and the Dulwich Center of Australia).
  • 8 hour supervisory appointments (and via skype)

+ Certification Module: e-learning process in collaboration with Dulwich Center Australia

[Students are given the opportunity to customize their participation in the three-day training. It is not necessary to cover 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]

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Training program leading to Certification in Narrative Therapy and Community Work

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

The program is being developed by the Dulwich Center, the educational-therapeutic center that created the narrative therapy.

The program lasts two years. It leads to the Graduate Certificate in Narrative Therapy and Community Work whereby graduates are recognized by the Dulwich Center as narrative Therapists. These studies are recognized as part of the Master’s Program in Narrative Therapy, organized by one of Australia’s most recognized universities, the University of Melbourne.

The program includes:

A)Training 3-days (open event + 2 days seminar).3 training 3-days are provided to trainees each year. Key trainers are members of the Dulwich Centre International Teaching Staff, Australia’s international training center, which has recommended Narrative Therapy.

Seminars can be subscribed at any time.

[Also, as long as you are not interested in the narrative therapist degree (but only for a specific subject) you can attend any educational three-day training independently – without the additional obligation of further participation]

 

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

C) Certification Module. This is at the second year and involves a close collaboration with Dulwich Centre, which includes two key elements:

a) Bibliography reading and essays writing. This process is carried out in close collaboration with the DulwichCentre teaching staff via e-learning.

First of all, bibliography reading deals with 10 topics and results in 10 small tasks – 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). Practical researches of this kind have been successfully organized by trainees from previous educational circles with our support. Dulwich Centre and the program coordinator in Greece will be happy to discuss such and other alternatives from 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 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 the Dulwich Centre staff and one final “live” supervision with the teaching staff who will come to Greece for the thesis presentations.

 

Program cost

  • Advance payment (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 1150 in the first year
  • EUR 2100 in the second year (including the certification module)

TOTAL COST:

  • If the registration is by the end of August: 3300 Є

(double discount of 100 euros)

  • If registration is by the end of October: 3350 Є

(50 euro discount)

  • If registration is from November onwards: 3400 Є

 

ENROLLMENTS 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 into the Piraeus Bank account 5228-069522-814 (IBAN: GR54 0172 2280 0052 2806 9522 814) under the name Institute of 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 18-20 in Athens

and November 8-10 in Thessaloniki

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:

REGISTRATION CARD

Download here: ( registration card )

OPEN SUPERVISION TEAM

The Supervisory Team for Narrative Therapy operates approximately every 30 days in Thessaloniki. The group is open to anyone interested in participating in the seminars or not.

COOPERATION WITH UNIVERSITIES

The Institute of Narrative Therapy supports educational events and Narrative Therapy programs with Universities in Greece.

 

Some of the activities to date are:

 

  • Seminars at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Study visit and teaching by Ms Jane Hutton, an Australian narrative therapist-educator at the University of Thessaly (Postgraduate Program in Counseling Studies of the Department of Special Education).
  • Seminars in Narrative Therapy of the Scientific Staff of the Institute within the framework of the Postgraduate Program in Counseling Studies of the Department of Special Education of the University of Thessaly.
  • Research on Narrative Therapy in collaboration with postgraduate students of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.