Upcoming Events & Trainings
Registration is open for the following narrative trainings and programs. CEUs are available.
Narrative Therapy in Practice
Dates & Times: Friday, June 10 & Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 10am to 5pm EST
Location: online via Zoom
Maximum participants: 30
Instructor: Suzanne Gazzolo, PhD, LCPC, and Matt Mooney, LICSW
Registration Fee: $250 for two-day course $225, when participant 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.
To enroll in this course, participants need to have completed NTI's "What Is Narrative Therapy?" workshop or an equivalent introductory training about the Narrative Worldview. If you are unsure if you are eligible for this course, email NTI to discuss your previous experience with narrative therapy.
Narratives in the Suitcase Project (part of the Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo series)
Dates & Times: Friday July 29th, 2022 - 11am to 4pm EST
Location: online via Zoom
Instructor: Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo
Registration Fee (additional details on registration page): any 1 workshop from the Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo series: $125 or $75 senior/student rate, any 2 workshops $225 or $150 senior/student rate, all 3 Workshops $318.75 or $225 senior/student rate
In 2013, supporting counselling work with refugee children, Ncazelo Ncube created a methodology she called “The Narratives in the suitcase project.” This work drew inspiration from the Suitcase project (Glynis Clacherty, 2004) and combined ideas from Glynis’s work with narrative practice and journey metaphors. The project sought to find out what children’s movements are really about. Children on the move is a term used within Southern Africa to describe children moving for a variety of reasons, voluntary or involuntary, within or between countries, with or without their parents or other primary caregivers, children who have been trafficked, children seeking asylum, children who migrate for economic reasons. Numerous reports exist about the risks that children on the move face during their journeys including inadequate care, economic or sexual exploitation, abuse, neglect, and violence.
Ncazelo’s intentions were to find ways for the neglected stories of the young refugees to be told from their point of view. Ncazelo cared about developing a project that could honour the hopes and dreams of children on the move, and support them being connected to what might be most important to them such as their loved ones, their skills, knowledges and values. The project also was developed with the hope of opening up new possibilities for the young people and supporting those providing counselling services to children on the move to find meaning and derive hope in their work.
Working with People Facing Despair, Unworthiness and/or Suicidal Thoughts
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.
Narrative Certificate Program: 2022-2023
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.)