While Dulwich Centre is located in Adelaide, Australia, you can find our team members in many different parts of the world. Different faculty members and community workers are engaged in diverse projects.
- Do you want to hear a story? Adventures in collective narrative practice
- Retelling the stories of our lives: Everyday narrative therapy to draw inspiration and transform experience
- Collective narrative practice: Responding to individuals, groups, and communities who have experienced trauma
- Working with memory in the shadow of genocide: The narrative practices of Ibuka trauma counsellors
- Beyond the prison: Gathering dreams of freedom
- Team of Life: Offering young people a sporting chance (DVD)
- Strengthening Resistance: the use of narrative practices in working with genocide survivors (with Jill Freedman and Cheryl White)
- Queer counselling and narrative practice (editor)
- Family therapy: Exploring the field’s past, present and possible futures (editor)
- Trauma: Narrative responses to traumatic experience (editor)
Jane Hales started work in reception at Dulwich Centre on 30 April 1984, and has very much enjoyed her time here being involved with the office work, typesetting and layout of the journals and books, general accounting, workshop and conference organising including travelling to Atlanta and Liverpool for the conferences, database management, managing bookstalls, and more! Currently Jane is working as an assistant to Cheryl White.
Charlotte England has worked at Dulwich Centre since June 2018 as an admin officer and as the Student Liaison for the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work. She completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science in 2018 and a Master of Human Rights in 2021.
National and International Faculty
Ben is a Family Therapist who has many years of experience working in public and independent settings primarily in social work and child and adolescent mental health in London, UK and in Perth, Australia. He has completed the Masters in Narrative Therapy and Community Work. In addition to teaching with Dulwich Centre on national and international courses, is a faculty member of The Institute of Narrative Therapy (UK) and PartnershipProjectsUK. Ben thoroughly enjoys exploring and stretching narrative therapy in teaching and in his practice. In recent years Ben has worked alongside young people and their families in diverse contexts. This includes working with: families where child and adolescent-to-parent violence is a concern; foster families; children and young people bereaved through suicide; and Rainbow Community House, a not-for-profit youth mental health service for young people of diverse genders, sexualities and bodies. Ben also works in independent practice.
Ruth Pluznick is the clinical director a public children’s mental health centre in Toronto and a senior faculty of Narrative Therapy Centre. For the past three years, Ruth and her colleague, Natasha Kis-Sines have participated in the ‘gathering stories ‘ project initiated by Dulwich Centre, developing narrative ideas and practices where a parent is experiencing mental health difficulties. Ruth’s agency, Oolagen Community Services, is also involved in a partnership with Dulwich Centre in an initiative designed to foster intergenerational alliances within the Tamil and other multicultural communities in Toronto and the Kite of Life exercise.
David Newman lives and works in Sydney. He works part time in a psychiatric unit for young people and has an independent counselling practice. David has recently taught in Turkey, Hong Kong and Palestine. He is currently passionate about working with those who are struggling with suicidal experience, narrative approaches to mental health work and the possibilities of group work. He is the author of the influential paper ‘Rescuing the said from the saying of it: Living documentation in narrative therapy’.
An accidental web-developer, Sarah picked up some programming skills while stranded for a few months in Silicon Valley in 2013. Since then, it has been her pleasure to work with narrative therapists (in her off-hours), to create an engaging presence for narrative therapy online. In particular she is the on-call architect of the Dulwich’s Centre’s always-evolving website. In her day job Sarah is a writer for an American social benefit company, Civic Dinners. She is also a published poet and essayist. She lives in Aotearoa, New Zealand.