One Year Training Program in Narrative Therapy and Community Work

The One Year Training Program in Narrative Therapy and Community Work is an immersive year-long program. The 2022 course will be conducted in a fully online format in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

The 2022 program will consist of a Level One and a Level Two Intensive (one in February and another in November). In between these two teaching blocks, participants will be engaged in a reading/writing program relating the ideas of narrative practice to their own contexts and staying connected with each other online. In 2022, those who successfully complete an optional extra certification module will be eligible for recognition of prior learning for one subject of the Master’s program.

If you would like to immerse yourself in narrative ideas, this One Year program might be for you! We are very much looking forward to this practice based training course, and we do hope you will join us. We always really enjoy this program.

PLEASE NOTE: Although the 2022 course is online, the Level One and Level Two Intensives are live events, and depending on your location/timezone, it may be tricky for you to attend these. It is expected that participants are fully available during the times of these workshops.

If you have any questions about this program that are not answered below, please email us.

Course structure

Level One Intensive:

This one week workshop has been specifically designed for those who are relatively new to narrative ways of working or those who have had some exposure to the ideas and would now like the opportunity to more rigorously engage with narrative practices. This course will feature a review of key narrative ideas and practices, including recent developments. For this week, participants will join a larger group who are completing this course outside of the One Year Training Program, however a small group meeting is organised to introduce participants to each other and meet the tutors for this course.

Level Two Intensive:

This one week training program will extend participants’ knowledge and skills of narrative therapy. This skill-building workshop will be tailored to the interests and contexts of group members. Teaching methods will include: reviewing videotapes; engaging together in interviews; exercises designed to practice skills and
engage more fully in the narrative worldview. For this week, participants will join a larger group.

Online learning component:

In between these two teaching blocks, participants will be engaged in a reading/writing program relating the ideas of narrative practice to their own contexts and staying connected with each other online in a number of ways. These include:

  • Participants regularly attending (at least once a month) Dulwich Centre online Meet the Author Sessions which take place every Tuesday
  • Participants attending a monthly Zoom catch up with other students and a Dulwich Centre faculty member
  • Participating in online discussions via the course forum or Facebook

As part of the online learning component, participants will need to submit short reflections on each topic, and will receive feedback from the tutor about these.

Certification Module:

In 2022, those who successfully complete an optional extra certification module in the One Year Program will then be eligible for recognition of prior learning for one subject of the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work (run in partnership between Dulwich Centre and University of Melbourne). This
certification module involves:

  • Participants recording two sessions of their work, transcribing 15 minutes of the interview, analysing it, sharing this and receiving supervision about it.
  • Writing a 5000 word project about how you have used narrative practice in your work over the year. The aim of this project is to support practitioners to be able to use narrative practices in their own context and in their own ways.

Cost:

AUD$2850 (including 10% GST), not including Certification Module

AUD$3795 (including 10% GST), including Certification Module

Cancellation policy:

Payment in full is required by the 31st of May 2022. Registrations not paid by this date will be subject to cancellation unless contact has been made with the centre. If you are experiencing an emergency/crisis situation and cannot continue the course, please write to us direct.

A non-refundable deposit of AUD$1300 (deducted from the course fees) is required 1 week prior to the Level One Intensive. If you are unable to continue the course for any reason, it is possible to transfer your registration to the next year’s course. If you cannot transfer your registration, you can withdraw within one month of the course commencing and the full amount less the deposit will be refunded. For cancellations after this date there is only a limited refund available.

If you are enrolled in the optional Certification Module, an additional non-refundable deposit of AUD$230  (deducted from the course fees) is also due 1 week prior to the commencement of the Level One Intensive. If you are then unable to complete the Certification Module but wish to continue the standard course, it is possible to transfer your registration of the Certification Module to the next year’s course. Prior to the first Certification Module assignment being due, a refund minus the deposit is available. For cancellations after this date, please write to us direct.

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