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Brief Narrative Therapy: Time-sensitive practices for responding to the effects of distress in daunting times.

February 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - February 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

$150 – $250

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP (February 12 – 13, 2021 -1:00 pm– 4:00 pm CDT 6 hrs of CEUs provided over 2 days)

The rituals of hope and unity that helped people endure the beginning stage of the pandemic have now given way to exhaustion and frustration, resulting in “pandemic fatigue.” This lingering distress is compounded by the added complexities of living in daunting times filled with social injustice, economic hardship, isolation, and divided beliefs. This extraordinary socio-political context has come at a high cost. Many people have made huge sacrifices to cope with the seemingly never-ending influence and lingering distress.

There is a dire need for responsive, collaborative, and competency-oriented services in these times of extraordinary challenges and dwindling resources. Brief Narrative Therapy privileges people’s local knowledge, emphasizing abilities rather than deficits, possibilities rather than limitations and what is strong, rather than what is wrong in people.
The notion of restoring hope and personal choice with people who are consumed by despair can be challenging. In this workshop, 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 also learn particular conversational maps that help chart useful therapeutic conversations that produce energy, meaning, and purpose.

Clear presentation, digitally recorded examples, and experiential exercises will create a context for a comprehensive, fun, and challenging training experience. There will be an emphasis on apply these skills to your practice immediately.

Participants will learn:
• An innovative framework for constructing a storyline that captures significance and meaning in conversation.
• How to form invitational questions that generate meaning, hope, and purpose.
• Micro-maps for organizing generative therapeutic conversations.
• To be mindful of the circulation and influence of language.
• How to engage with pivotal events and stepping back practices for capturing moment-to-moment change in therapy
• Skills for de-centered and influential therapist positioning in person-centered therapy
• Brief Narrative Therapy ideas and skills that can be applied to your practice immediately.
• How to offer timely service and get people the help they need when they need it.


Early Bird Fee: $150.00 (Register by January 12, 2021).
Regular Fee $175.00
Student Fee: $100.00 (Must show proof of status with a student card)

Full refund minus $50.00 cancellation fee until January 12th, 2021.
50% refund on January 12th until February 11th.
No refund February 12, 2021 and thereafter.

NOTE: Zoom log-in information will be provided close to the workshop dates.to the email you registered with.


February 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
February 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
$150 – $250
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Brief Narrative Therapy Virtual Workshop
Early Bird Discount
$ 250.00
Brief Narrative Therapy Virtual Workshop
Student Rate Must show proof of status with a student card)
$ 150.00