Jim Duvall, M.Ed., R.S.W.

20 Legas Drive
Galveston Island, Texas 77551

Email: jimduvall@jstinstitute.com
Phone: (409) 539-2140 
Website: www.jstinstitute.com 

Jim Duvall is Co-Director of JST Institute and Owner and Editor of Journal of Systemic Therapies. He is a consultant, trainer, speaker, and author who has facilitated hundreds of workshops, courses and has consulted with organizations internationally throughout Canada, US, Australia and Asia. He is committed to collaborative and narrative practices, emphasizing ways 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. Jim is noted for his approachable and interactive teaching style and is a passionate critical thinker who promotes collaborative, postmodern and socially just practices. 

Jim is the previous Director of Training and Education at Hincks-Dellcrest Institute and the former Director of Brief Therapy Training Centres –International (Toronto, ON). Jim is also the 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 acknowledge the effects of social context on people’s lives.

Jim has authored and co-authored numerous books, book chapters and articles. His book, (Duvall & Béres, 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. Jim also 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 also co-authored an edited book with Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, entitled Collaborative Therapies and Neurobiology: Emerging Practices in Action. Rutledge/ Taylor-Francis, which was released in April 2017

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