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Engaging in Narrative Conversations: Refreshing the Spirit of Our Work | June 25-30

Thu, June 25, 2009

Target Audience: All
Location: La Villa Rinascimento in Lucca, Italy EUROPE
Presented by: Peggy Sax, Ph.D. (Vermont, USA) & Gaye Stockell, M.A. (Sydney, Australia)

With delight, Peggy and Gaye offer this 5-day replenishing seminar on narrative practice at the historic Villa Rinascimento in Lucca, nestled in the Tuscan countryside.

We know no better way to understand concepts than applying them to our own lives and work. We will directly experience the narrative practices we are studying: separating problems from the person and placing them in context, mapping and expressing personal values and commitments, asking questions that generate experiences of self knowledge and understanding, experiencing the poetics of our words, and serving as witnesses to each others’ stories.

Come join an enlivening international group of practitioners – therapists, counselors, social workers, physicians and nurses – to engage in narrative conversations that refresh the spirit of our work, while savoring the panoramic views, charming Italian culture, and special Tuscan countryside tranquility.

sax,peggy  Peggy Sax, PhD is in independent practice in Middlebury, Vermont, USA, as a licensed psychologist, consultant, workshop presenter and instructor. She has apprenticed herself to narrative therapy since the early 1990s. An enthusiastic teacher, Peggy feels privileged for opportunities to share powerful stories of learnings from over 30 years of work with families and their children, teens, adults, couples, communities and students of all ages. She is the author of Re-authoring Teaching: Creating a Collaboratory.

stockell,gaye  Gaye Stockell, MA started her career as a psychologist working in community psychiatry in Sydney, Australia. Whilst there she was introduced to the work of Michael White and David Epston. They had most recently published Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends (1990) and Gaye, along with Marilyn O’Neill started to explore Narrative ideas and put the ideas into practice. Currently working in independent practice, Gaye has continued that exploration within many contexts and with lots of people. She is very appreciative of the impact that Narrative Therapy has had on both her professional and personal life.

Workshop Schedule:
Thursday 25 June: 7pm Welcome Reception
Friday 26 June: 9am to 1pm Workshop
Saturday 27 June 9am to 1pm Workshop
Sunday 28 June 9am to 1pm Workshop
Monday 29 June 9am to 1pm Workshop
Tuesday 30 June 9am to 1pm Workshop

20 continuing education credits will be available for a wide variety of healthcare professionals.

Registration Fees:
Licensed Professional: $795.00 USD
Student or Intern: $595.00 USD

Register online at http://italyseminars.com/seminars/gaye-stockell-and-peggy-sax-in-tuscany/