Training in Narrative Therapy

PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE ORGANIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The practical philosophy behind the organization of the Training Programs in Narrative Therapy by INT is to give the opportunity to people interested to make choices freely and flexibly.

That’s why there is:

  • the open (free of charge) Friday event before each weekend seminar of the full program
  • the ability to attend (regardless of their participation in the full training program) any seminar they wish
  • the open supervision team

EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

A. Weekend Training events

4 three-day training events are organized each year in Thessaloniki delivered by trainers from the international teaching staff of the Dulwich Center of Narrative Therapy (Adelaide, Australia). Some of the topics that have previously been presented in Greece are the following.

  • FACING THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMA: The Ideas of Narrative Therapy in Practice for Children, Adults, and Families.
  • WORKING WITH REFUGEES seeking asylum: Making the Present Valuable
  • NARRATIVE 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 of 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.

B. Narrative Walks

Web Workshops on burning issues of our time delivered by exceptional facilitators from all over the world. These events have relatively small duration (usually half a day). Chene Swart & Lungi Molamu, Yannis Angelis, Jill Freedman & Gene Combs, Poh Lin Lee & Grace Gelder were some of our first guests in these events.

 

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

See details on the relevant page of our internet site:

NARRATIVE THERAPIST CERTIFICATION

 

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.