5-Day Certificate Course

Brief & Narrative Therapy Certificate Program - 5 Day


November 2017 - March 2018

The leading approach for Walk-in, Single Session & Brief Therapies!

Karen Young, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Co-author of the policy paper: No More, No Less: Brief Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

30 hours of thorough examination of Narrative Practices presented in clear useable ways that can be taken into everyday therapeutic practice

This training program offers participants the opportunity to fully explore the many exciting ideas and practices that inform narrative therapy. Narrative Therapy has become one of the most widely used approaches in Walk-in clinics and Brief Services. Narrative therapy is an excellent fit with both longer-term therapy and with time-sensitive services as it assists in creating an impactful, novel, and meaningful conversations quickly.  

This training experience will include 30 hours of thorough examination of narrative ideas and practices, presented in clear usable ways that can be taken into everyday therapeutic work in any setting with any presenting problem. 

Brief Narrative Therapy brings a narrative philosophy and practice into time-sensitive counselling arenas such as walk-in therapy clinics and other forms of single session and brief services. It creates a collaborative, curious, and competency-focused way of working with people in brief settings. The aim is to make the most of every single session providing therapeutic conversations to people when they need it. It is based on the principle of “when all the time you have is now”, therefore, promoting the facilitation of a meaningful, novel, and useful conversation immediately.

* The option for an extended program that includes practicing at a walk-in clinic is available
* The option to continue with the Advanced Brief & Narrative Therapy Certificate Program is now available!

Participants will leave with:
• Ideas and practices that will make it possible to take narrative therapy into your everyday work.
• How to make the most of every session that you spend with clients creating change more quickly
• Clear understandings of how to enrich your practice using postmodern theory from Foucault, Vygotsky, Bruner, James and van Gennep.
• How specific ways of being curious can create more useful and meaningful therapeutic conversations within any therapy approach.
• A uniquely detailed guideline for therapy conversations that can be used in any setting—walk-in, brief, short or longer- term work, and with any presenting concern.
• A broad range of applications for witnessing practices including how to use a powerful repositioning practice that 
  changes how clients listen to each other in therapy sessions.
• Skill in the use of narrative practices in brief settings such as single session and walk-in clinics and in your longer-term work as well.
• What clients have reported in research about what is meaningful and useful in therapy. 

Dates: Saturdays - 2017 - November 4 and December 2 | Saturdays - 2018 - January 27, February 24 and March 24

Location: Windz Institute
At ROCK Centre of Learning
Oakville, Ontario

Tuition: $975 + HST


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