Upcoming Events & Trainings

Registration is open for the following narrative trainings and programs.​ CEUs are available.

Working with People Facing Despair, Unworthiness and/or Suicidal Thoughts - SOLD OUT!

Dates & Times: Friday, September 23rd, 2022 - 10am to 5pm EST

Location: online via Zoom

Maximum participants: 60

Instructor: Amy Druker, MSW

Registration Fee: Early Bird Registration Rate until July 1st -- $125.00, Regular Registration Rate after July 1st  -- $140.00, Student/Senior Registration Rate -- $75.00 

Working with people who are facing Despair and/or Suicidal Thoughts can sometimes invite Worry and  even Panic for therapists/peer workers/etc; and can, at times, take us away from our preferred ways of being with people. This workshop will focus on how we can bring social justice into our work with people who are  facing the difficult problems of Despair, and/or Suicidal Thoughts through Narrative Therapy practices  and principles. 


This workshop is for people who have a solid understanding of the Narrative worldview, and/or for  those who have heard of narrative therapy but haven’t been introduced to its collaborative, respectful  and socially just ways of understanding people and problems. By refusing to locate problems inside of  people, and by always seeing problems in the broader cultural context in which these problems were  produced, narrative therapy stands against the individualizing and pathologizing of people’s suffering. 

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Narrative Certificate Program: 2022-2023 - WAITLIST

Currently conversations are filled - please reach out to Darcey at narrativetherapyinitiative@gmail.com if you’d like to be put on the waitlist. 

Dates: September 2022 through May 2023
Location: This program is currently scheduled to be fully online using Zoom

Maximum participants: 18

Instructors: Suzanne Gazzolo, PhD; Guadalupe Morelos, LICSW; Matt Mooney, LICSW; and ongoing inspiration from the legacy of Stephen Gaddis, PhD.

Tuition: $3,650; 10% discount if paid in full upon registration; payment plans are available

​This year-long Narrative Certificate Program is for people interested in developing a rigorous personal understanding of the Narrative Worldview and its social justice ethics and practices. The goal of this course is to help participants establish a solid foundation for their professional identity and preferred ways of helping. Drawing from participants' personal and professional lived experiences, the course emphasizes an experiential-learning philosophy and community-building orientation. There is an expectation that participants will have had some formal introduction to the Narrative Worldview prior to the course. NTI's one-day "What Is Narrative Therapy?" and two-day "Narrative Therapy in Practice" trainings, or their equivalent, is required for registration. (See above for upcoming dates and times for these two trainings.)

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