Narrative Therapy Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm daily
Location: Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto ON M4Y 1C2
Special low early rate $235.00 +$30.55 HST until January 11, 2019
Early rate $285.00 + $37.05 HST until April 1, 2019
Regular rate of $325.00 + $42.25 HST after April 1, 2019
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Attendees of this program will receive a 10% discount to the Vikki Reynolds trauma workshop on May 3rd
Stories of trauma can contribute to a sense of hopelessness for persons of all ages, as well as the service providers they are consulting with. Narrative Therapy approaches to traumatic experience assist people to redevelop/develop a sense of personal agency and suggest that there is always another story. These are often subordinated stories of connection, hope, cherished values, and unacknowledged ways in which people respond to hardship.
This 2-day introductory workshop will:
• provide an overview of the ideas that shape Narrative Therapy
• offer a beginning knowledge of narrative practices (externalizing, double-listening, re-membering)
• explore the taken-for-granted understandings of trauma and PTSD
• offer ways to engage in conversations about trauma that are not retraumatizing
• discover people’s responses to violence and oppression
• examine the broader power relations and small ‘p’ (political) practices that can be brought into the counselling room and community work
• share hopeful stories of persons reclaiming their lives from the effects of abuse
This program is for those new to, or on a beginning journey with, narrative practices. It will be relevant for a diversity of service providers including counsellors, therapists, community workers, child protection workers and mental health practitioners working in settings such as private practice, hospitals, women’s shelters, sexual assault centers, schools, Violence Against Women (VAW) organizations, and other community-based and social service agencies.
Presented by Angel Yuen, with additional faculty TBA
Angel Yuen is a private therapist and also a school social worker in Toronto. Many children, young people and adults she has worked alongside have been subjected to abuse, violence and oppression. She has a particular interest in co-discovering and seeking out hopeful and effective ways of responding to trauma and hardship. She has been teaching narrative ideas in several different countries for over a decade. Angel is a member of the Dulwich Centre international faculty team in Adelaide, Australia and author of various narrative therapy papers.
Registration inquiries can be made at email@example.com or by calling (905) 427-8239