Workshops

Upcoming workshops

Please note, applications for our events close two working days before they are due to start.

Narrative Conversations

A one-day narrative workshop with (videos of) Michael White

Monday 18 July 2022, Manchester

£40 + VAT (includes lunch)

Click here for an application form

Participate in a day of narrative conversations at Luther King House in Manchester! Spend time with videos of Michael White!

This day is open to all professionals who work to help other people and who are interested in narrative therapy.

After 2 years in and out of lockdown and the isolation that has entailed, we are pleased to be staging this event in the welcoming Luther King House in Manchester, creating a space for us to get together face to face again!

We expect this to be a small and intimate event with videos of Michael White and other workshops to stimulate the conversation.

We invite you to join us for what we are sure will be an engaging and stimulating day.

Organised for INT by Emma Highfield, Suzy MacKechnie and Mariangels Ferrer.

Click here for an application form

Justice-Doing in Therapy and Community Work

A two-day workshop with Vikki Reynolds

Face-to-face workshop!

Manchester and London, April/May 2022

  • Manchester: Thurs/Fri April 28/29
  • London: Tues/Wed May 3/4

£230 + VAT, 20% off for self-funders

For an application form click here

This workshop is informed by a spirit of solidarity and social justice activism. Vikki will illuminate her stance for an ethic of Justice-Doing as a frame for community work and for therapy.

She will consider the intersections, tensions and affinities between community work practice and social justice activism that encompasses centering ethics, doing solidarity, addressing power, fostering collective sustainability, critically engaging with language and structuring safety.

We will engage with our own stances for ethical practice, and participate in a Solidarity Group with the intention of “walking our talk” and opening up our collective work to a hopeful skepticism that questions the ethics alive in our practice.

This workshop will help participants:

  • Consider how to promote dignifying and generative supervision groups for therapy and community work.
  • Deconstruct “case consultation” norms that don’t serve clients or practitioners, and consider what a “Culture of Critique” that is generative, expansive, connected and dignified might offer.
  • Consider practices of structuring safety and creating relationships of respect and dignity which can promote a culture of accountability that generates useful and rich critique.
  • Share some exercises for creating intentional supervisory relationships.
  • Create cultures of accountability that invite critique that are a resistance against surveillance practices of supervision.
  • Practice examples of “Living Supervision”, and creating “Solidarity Teams” to assist practitioners to work in alignment with our collective ethics

 

Vikki Reynolds (PhD RCC) is an activist/ therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work and therapy. Vikki is a white settler on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam nations. Vikki’s people are Irish, Newfoundland and
English folks, and she is a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with peers and other workers responding to the opioid catastrophe, refugees and survivors of torture – including Indigenous people who have survived residential schools and other
state violence, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki is an Adjunct Professor and has written and presented internationally. Articles & speaks free at: www.vikkireynolds.ca

For an application form click here

Our multi-storied body

An online workshop with Poh Lin Lee

Wednesday October 6th 2021

2.00 – 5.00 UK time

Application forms, click here

Cost:  £35 + VAT

We are so pleased to be hosting this online workshop with Poh Lin Lee after the refusal of Border Force to allow her into the country for her pre-covid face to face workshop.

In this workshop Poh would like to share stories of practice and transcripts to discuss the possibilities that flow from a multi-storied understanding of our bodies. We will take a look at micro-practices and lines of enquiry that can disrupt the familiar and expected ways our bodies might be invited (or not) into therapeutic spaces and conversations. Participants will also be invited to engage in exercises to consider the possibilities for themselves and their contexts. Poh’s practice is positioned in resistance to the operation of modern power and neoliberal ideas that have far reaching influences on how our bodies are known, viewed and related to. In responding to displacement, trauma and loss Poh has noticed how relational, collective and community practice ideas generate possibilities for the different parts of our bodies to find language to articulate stories in a spirit of inclusivity and spaciousness for all voices to be welcomed in conversation. Emerging from this our bodies may be witnessed in acts of choice-making by joining with, standing apart or opposing other parts of our bodies or experience….and most importantly we may explore why they might be taking up these positions in relation to each other within the wider context of our lives and identities.

Poh Lin Lee is a Chinese Malaysian Australian social worker who brings together a thoughtful and intricate practice based on her experience and knowledge as a narrative therapist, co-researcher of trauma, writer, teacher, film protagonist and creative consultant. Poh has been engaged in therapeutic co-research with people and communities responding to themes of experience such as family and state violence, displacement (from rights, land, home, body, identity, relationships), liminality and reclaiming practices of preference and capability. Poh Lin worked alongside people seeking asylum through the film project with Gabrielle Brady, Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018). Poh Lin works alongside people engaged in creative practices, processes and projects weaving and designing narrative informed consultations and workshops to make visible possibilities in ethics, authorship, collaborative practice, audience/witness engagement and socio-political action. Poh is a teacher for the International teaching faculty of Dulwich Centre, an honorary clinical fellow of the school of social work, University of Melbourne and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Latin American Journal of Clinical Social Work.

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