Upcoming Events & Trainings

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

Narrative Therapy in Practice 

Dates: Saturday, October 24 & Sunday October 25th 2020; 10am to 5pm Eastern 
Location: online via Zoom 

Maximum participants: 30

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

Tuition: $250 for two-day course, $225 when participant also enrolls in "What Is Narrative Therapy?" (October 3rd) 

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. 


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The Tree of Life: A Narrative Methodology  

Dates: Saturday, November 14; 11am to 6pm Eastern 
Location: online via Zoom 

Maximum participants: 50 

Instructors: Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo 

Tuition: $125 ($75 for students/seniors); save $25 if you also register for our October 3rd offering of "What is Narrative Therapy?"

The Tree of Life is a therapeutic intervention developed in Africa by Ncazelo, working in collaboration with David Denborough of the Dulwich Centre in Australia.  Although initially developed with children and young people in mind, it has been successfully used with adults to help them identify their strengths and abilities, hopes and dreams, reconnect with their roots and relationships and think about the 'storms of life' from a position of strength.  The Tree of Life narrative methodology uses a collaborative, culturally sensitive counselling methodology that has been used by many practitioners in mental health and psychosocial services in over 30 countries around the world including the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Brazil, India, USA, and across Africa.


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Narrative Certificate Program (2020–21) - SOLD OUT!

Dates: September 2020 through May 2021
Location: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this training is scheduled to be fully online.

Maximum participants: 18

Instructors: Stephen Gaddis, PhD; Suzanne Gazzolo, PhD; Guadalupe Morelos, LICSW; and Matt Mooney, LICSW

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. 

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