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Upcoming Events & Trainings

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

Advanced Tree of Life: A Narrative Approach to Rescue and Reclaim Preferred Identities

 

The Series: Friday January 20, 2023 from 10:00am to 5:00pm ET; and then Friday February 3, Friday February 24, Friday March 17, Friday March 31, 2023 from 11:00am to 3:30pm ET

The Intensive: Monday February 13 - Thursday February 16, 2023 from 10:00am to 5:00pm ET 

Location: online via Zoom

Instructor: Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo

Tree of Life is a narrative approach developed by Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo, in collaboration with David Denborough, that helps people re-connect with their roots, reclaim authorship of their identity and develop rich stories around their hopes, dreams, skills, important relationships and meaningful contributions to others. It has been known to help therapists and people consulting them come out of Stuckness. 

Informed by the narrative worldview, Tree of Life is a collaborative and culturally sensitive counselling practice intended to help people speak about their lives in ways that decrease the possibility of therapists inadvertently creating traumatising or re-traumatising effects.  By strengthening people's relationships with their own history, culture and significant people in their lives, Tree of Life helps people find a place to stand in order to think about possible responses to hardships from a different, safe and connected position.

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Hello, It's Me: Re-Membering Writing Practices

Dates & Times: Saturday, February 25th, 2023 - 11am to 5pm EST

Location: hybrid eventonline via Zoom & in person (The Non-Profit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111)

Facilitation: Sarah Beth Hughes

Fee: For this event, we will use a “consensual payment” approach. If you have the financial resources, we ask that you pay $125 to attend this event.

This one-day workshop will invite each of us to use narrative ideas with ourselves and others to re-start, re-invigorate, re-collect, re-cover, and re-member relationships.  The practices and exercises will help align you with your preferred self in relation to important people to you.  The workshop will also cover ideas to help develop re-membering practices to use in your work with people and their relationships.

This day of re-membering will be about relationships that matter to us.  And it will be a day honoring Steve Gaddis, his ways, his relationships with each of us as friend, teacher, someone we heard about, writer, therapist, etc.

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Authoring Your Life - SOLD OUT - 2 scholarships available


There are 2 remaining scholarships left for this program - please email NTI if you interested in being the lottery for one of the scholarship slots.

Dates & Times: Every Tuesday March 14 - April 18th from 7pm - 9pm EST; and Saturday April 29th from noon to 4:00pm EST

Location: online via Zoom

Maximum participants: 8

Instructor: Sarah Beth Hughes 

Registration Fee: Regular Registration Rate -- $650; a 10% discount is available if paid in full upon registration ($585). 

"Our course has been shaped by our passion for narrative ideas, practices, and ethics. Michael White believed that writing can help a person “experience one’s life as progressing.” Both of us have experienced that personally. We’ve also found that unlike anything else writing has helped us know what it can mean to become the primary author of our own lives. We love that writing can be profoundly meaningful and healing, and simultaneously playful and creative. Some of the spirit we intend to bring to this narrative writing program includes tenderness, attunement, intimacy, encouragement, enthusiasm, possibility, irreverence, discovery, and spontaneity." 

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What is Narrative Therapy?
 

Dates & Times: Friday, May 12th, 2023 - 10am to 5pm EST

Location: online via Zoom

Instructor: Amy Druker, MSW

Registration Fees: Early Bird Regular Registration Rate available until 2/11/23 -- $115.00, Regular Registration Rate after 2/11/23 -- $130.00, Student/Senior Registration Rate -- $75.00 

This workshop is for people who are new(er) to narrative therapy and interested in learning (or learning more) about 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. The intention of this workshop is to offer participants a taste of the politics and ethics that guide narrative therapy practices, and to consider how and in what ways these values and ethics fit and/or don’t fit with their own values, ethics and preferred ways of being in this work.

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Narrative Therapy in Practice 
 

Dates & Times: Friday and Saturday, June 9th & 10th, 2023 - 10am to 5pm EST

Location: online via Zoom

Maximum participants: 30

Instructor: Suzanne Gazzolo, PhD, LCPC, and Matt Mooney, LICSW

Registration Fee: $275 for the two-day course or $250 if participant has completed NTI's "What is Narrative Therapy?"

This skill-based, two-day training is for people wanting to learn how narrative therapy ideas are put into practice in therapeutic settings. In particular, we explore externalizing practices and skills in the context of deconstructing and re-authoring therapy conversations. Clinical examples and experiential exercises will help support participants’ learning. Participants can expect to learn how narrative practitioners work to help people separate their lives from problems and identify new steps they can take that fit with their hopes and values. After completing this course, you can further your skill development through NTI's Narrative Certificate Program, which begins each fall.

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Working with People Facing Despair, Unworthiness and/or Suicidal Thoughts

Dates & Times: Friday, September 29th, 2023; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern

Location: online via Zoom

Maximum participants: 60

Instructor: Amy Druker, MSW

Registration Fee: Early Bird Registration Rate until July 1st -- $130.00, Regular Registration Rate after July 1st  -- $140.00, Student/Senior Registration Rate -- $75.00 

The workshop is for people who have a solid understanding of the Narrative worldview and 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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