Level 3 modules, which are five days long, are offered for students who wish to study narrative therapy and practice at an advanced level but who do not wish to undertake the Diploma.
The taught modules of the Diploma are offered for students to attend as free standing units. Students can chose to do as many or as few of the modules as they wish, to a time scale of their own cho0sing. They do not complete the written assignments which the Diploma students undertake.
Numbers are limited to offer participants a meaningful and supported learning experience.
Each module is designed as a distinct learning unit in advanced narrative practice. Students can choose to study modules which reflect their specific practice contexts and learning interests.
The Level 3 modules offer an opportunity for students who have undertaken Level 2 training to continue to develop their skills and understanding of Narrative Therapy as well as to mix with other narrative enthusiasts, but without the commitment which the Diploma requires.
This is an intensive week of focused skills practice around a variety of themes and common clinical dilemmas, for example: what do you do when a young person doesn’t talk? Or when someone has been labelled “hard to engage”, “obstructive” or “defensive”? Or when you’re faced with an entrenched anorexic presentation? Or when someone doesn’t want to be there?
All participants are invited to bring a couple of real life dilemmas from their practice for the group to work with. Videotaped or DVD’d examples are particularly welcome. Additionally, there will be opportunities to be interviewed and experience an Outsider Witness Group. We will practice using different maps in interview scenarios, linking the maps together and charting conversations as we go. Interviews will be reviewed and learning points detailed.
This module will be hard work but the atmosphere is highly supportive. We are confident that participants will experience a clear advance in their narrative practice skills, and that these skills will be relevant to a variety of work and clinical contexts.
There are many contexts within which people experience trauma. This module explores how narrative ideas and practices are used both to help people find preferred identities that have been lost through trauma, and also how a narrative ethic might lead us to respond to the contexts of trauma. Participants will be encouraged to bring issues and dilemmas from their own work experience for the group to work with. This is a highly practical module which is mindful of the many dilemmas when working in this area.
This module is an exploration of broader social contexts, how these influence all of us in the way we make sense of life and how narrative therapy brings these considerations into practice. These understandings will be explored in relation to a variety of working contexts and practice issues, including eating disorders. This module will include opportunities to learn about the most recent developments in narrative practice.
This module focuses on different practices which link people together around the values they hold as important, and which can be used to address concerns shared by different communities or individuals.
How can we provide supervision in ways that are consistent with narrative understandings and
approaches? Can we use maps of narrative practice in supervision in the same ways as in therapy?
What are the hopes of a narrative supervision? What if the supervisee wants our advice? What
are the issues of power and hierarchy in the supervision context? Is ‘supervision’ a helpful term or
would other words such as ‘intervision’ construct a better context? What is the difference between
supervision and consultation?
Applicants are required to have completed Level 1 and Level 2 in Narrative Therapy, or equivalent.
Each module is £625 + VAT per participant, regardless of if a student is registered for the Diploma or not. This does not include accommodation, travel or meals.
Individuals paying for themselves who are unable to set the course fee against tax are eligible for a 20% discount. This should be indicated on your application form and will then be applied to your invoice.
Please note, any applications received before 31 December will be charged at the 2019 rates.
18 – 22 Oct 2021
7 – 11 March 2022
13 – 17 June 2022
10 – 14 October 2022
8 – 12 May 2023
9 – 12 October 2023