stepping stonesJST INSTITUTE is a threshold to training and education in Brief Narrative Therapy, integrating therapeutic ideas and practices with social justice values and principles. It is also the home of the Journal of Systemic Therapies, which has been publishing collaborative, client-centered ideas and practices worldwide since 1981. Grounded in practice-based evidence, our approach privileges people’s local knowledge with an emphasis on abilities rather than deficits, possibilities rather than limitations and what is strong, rather than what is wrong with people.

As competency-oriented practices, the principles of Brief Therapy and Narrative Therapy are highly effective when improving access to mental health services through walk-in clinics, single session therapy, brief services or longer-term environments. They are also beneficial when facilitating organizational change and innovation, working with communities experiencing hardship or for any service that aims to provide people with the support they need in a timely manner. Our training and education include workshops, certificate programs, online courses, conferences, and publications. You can attend training at our venue or we can take training and consultation to your organization, tailored to meet your hopes and needs, enriching and energizing your culture.

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"Keeping Faith: A Conversation with Michael White"


Time-sensitive practices for countering
distress in these daunting times

(Virtual Workshop)

Restoring hope and personal choice with people who are consumed by despair can be challenging. You will be introduced to the key elements of narrative practices for reconsidering hope, restoring choice, and supporting people in reclaiming their sense of personal agency. You will learn questions that invite people to reconnect with their strongly held values and purposes. You will be introduced to particular conversational maps that help chart useful therapeutic conversations that produce energy, meaning, and purpose.

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Anti-racism position statement

The Journal of Systemic Therapies stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and Black communities on addressing racial injustice, systemic racism, and criminal justice reform... more....

Training at your organization

Tailored to create hope, possibility and purpose. 

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Journal of Systemic Therapies

JST  welcomes manuscripts addressing

the practice and research of systemic, postmodern and

social constructionist therapy and community work.