Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
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Jim Duvall is a consultant, trainer, speaker, author and editor who operates an international training and consulting practice based in Galveston Island, Texas. Jim has facilitated hundreds of workshops, courses and has consulted with organizations internationally throughout Canada, US, Australia and Asia. He is passionate about collaborative and narrative practices and how to create accessible, time-sensitive and ethical services for children, families, communities and organizations. He is known for his ability to engage people’s curiosity, inviting them to break away from taken-for-granted and constraining beliefs, toward an energizing reflective postmodern philosophy that opens up multiple possibilities, often producing new & unexpected opportunities. Jim is noted for his approachable and interactive teaching style and is a passionate, “out-of-the-box”, critical thinker who promotes collaborative, postmodern and socially just practices.
Jim is the Co-founder and previous Co-Director of Winds Institute (Oakville, On.), the former Director of Training at Hincks-Dellcrest Institute and the former Director of Brief Therapy Training Centres –International (Toronto, On.). He has served as the Senior Editor of the Journal of Systemic Therapies for over 10 years. Jim is alsothe architect of Winds of Change conferences, which promote cutting edge postmodern and collaborative ideas, influencing social change and social policy. These “think tank” conferences invite the integration of therapeutic and socially just practices that emphasise the effects of social context on people’s lives.
His book, (Duvall & Beres, 2011), Innovations in Narrative Therapy: Connecting Practice, Training and Research. WW Norton & Company is the first book to integrate training and research with narrative therapy, resulting in compelling practice-based evidence. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, Jim co-authored a policy paper (Duvall, J., Young, K., Kays-Burden, A., 2012), No more, no less: Brief mental health services for children and youth. This project was an exposé of the Children’s Mental Health Service Delivery System in Ontario. As a result of the recommendations of this policy paper, Brief Competency-Oriented Services were mandated by the Ontario Government to be available to children and families in every community in Ontario. He is presently co-authoring an edited book with Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, entitled Collaborative Therapies and Neurobiology: Emerging Practices in Action. Rutledge/ Taylor-Francis.
Other times, Jim can be found playing music or boating on the Gulf of Mexico with his friends, family and their dog, Banjo.
Policy paper link
No more, no less: Brief mental health services for children and youth http://www.excellenceforchildandyouth.ca/sites/default/files/policy_brief_mental_health_services_1.pdf