Saturday May 3rd through Wednesday May 7th, 2014
Wednesday, September 3rd through Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Wednesday, February 4th through Sunday, February 8th, 2015
Location: Evanston, Illinois, USA
Presenters: Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
The group will meet in three 5-day blocks over the course of a year. In between the on-site meetings, participants will read about narrative ideas and practices, try them out in their own contexts and consult with each other online. The online learning community will facilitate study, and create a team for witnessing and reflecting on each other's work. Faculty will be available to consult with group members between times.
Each five days of intensive experience will be followed by several weeks for reflecting, reading, and trying out the ideas before our next intensive time together. The small group size is a unique feature of our program. It insures carefully supervised practice. We can tailor our program to the needs of each participant. Our focus will include:
Learning narrative practices and gaining skills through exercises and supervised interviews
Understanding the theoretical and philosophical positions that support narrative work
Appreciating the people we work with as the privileged authors of their own stories
Exploring the role of cultural norms and discourses, both in problematic stories and in preferred stories
Appreciating the importance of communities in which alternative stories can circulate and take on meaning
Approaching ethics as ways of being that we embody rather than as rules we must follow to avoid punishment
Focusing on particular problems and applications of the work tailored to the interests and contexts of group members
We will use discussion, careful study of transcripts and videotape, and skill-building exercises to facilitate our work together.
More details about this training can be found here: http://www.narrativetherapychicago.com/workshops_and_training/yearlong.htm
Contact us at: [email protected] or 847-866-7879 with any questions,
or visit our website at: www.narrativetherapychicago.com for more information.
Evanston Family Therapy Center
1212 ½ Elmwood Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202