We have a range of workshops and training programs available including:

  • Longer training programs – including Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work 
  • Online courses
  • One week intensives
  • Special events – short workshops
  • Dulwich Centre international events and training programs
  • Training workshops delivered in your organisation, town or country

Please see below for more information.

Longer Training Programs

class photo version 2Master in Narrative Therapy and Community Work
(in collaboration with University of Melbourne)

This Master program began in 2014 and has already featured participants from USA, Singapore, Canada, Australia, Spain, Hong Kong, Israel, Tanzania, Ireland, Belgium, Chile, South Africa, Denmark, Mexico, New Zealand and the UK! This year five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants are involved. If you are interested in this program, which is run in collaboration with one of Australia’s leading universities. For more information, click here. Enquire now for 2019!


One Year Training Program in Narrative Therapy (with optional certification module). Graduates receive recognition towards Masters Program. The 2019 program consists of two teaching blocks here in Adelaide (one in February and another in November). In between these two teaching blocks, participants are engaged in a reading/writing program relating the ideas of narrative practice to their own contexts and staying connected with each other online. In 2019, 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 next year, this One Year program might be for you! Register online here or write to us.

Online Courses

Dulwich Centre is now offering online training courses in narrative therapy!

We’re delighted to offer a free what is narrative practice? Introductory online course.
This course is a gateway to free papers, videos and extracts to enjoy at your own pace. Across 9 ‘lessons’ or ‘chapters’ we have brought together papers, videos, images, interviews and questions. This course is freely available to anyone, although we think it might be particularly relevant for those interested in counselling/ psychology/community work/social work. We hope it is relevant for those seeking a ‘refresher’ working with narrative ideas and those looking for new ways of working with people in their context. Included are materials that are relevant for those working in therapeutic and/or community work contexts. Wherever you come from we hope you will find something interesting here! If after completing this online course you would like a certificate of completion this is also possible by taking the ‘certification module’ which involves completing a quiz and short essay and posting a number of reflections on the course forums. This certification module costs AUD$77. But the course itself and all its resources are freely available to all! This course has been created by Dulwich Centre Foundation with the assistance of Community Benefit SA (Government of South Australia).

We are also pleased to offer a free Aboriginal Narrative Practice online course.

This course is about ‘telling our stories in ways that make us stronger’, as Aunty Barbara says. In this course, you will be able to watch videos from a wide range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander narrative counsellors, health workers and community workers. You will also hear about some of their creative inventions. It is a self-directed course which includes videos and readings, and we invite participants to leave their own comments, thoughts, and stories on the course web page. If after completing this online course you would like a certificate of completion this is also possible by taking the ‘certification module’ which involves completing a quiz and short essay and posting a number of reflections on the course forums. This certification module costs AUD$77. The course itself in entirely free thanks to a Community Benefits SA Grant. 

Two practice-based courses featuring videos from the Michael White archive:

Externalising Conversations and Re-membering conversations and re-claiming lives from abuse.


One week intensives 


Special Events – Short Workshops (Adelaide)

Stay tuned for more information 🙂


Dulwich Centre international events and training programs in 2017-2018


Training Placeholder



  • A series of narrative therapy workshops and a one year training program are currently underway in Beijing, China. For more information Email: [email protected] or phone: +86-0-1355-2693-859.


  • Graduate Certificate in Narrative Therapy in Greece (continuing): A whole series of training workshops and certification module. See the website or contact us at Dulwich.


  • 2018: One year training program held in conjunction with SOS Rwanda. This program includes a teaching block in May and August in Rwanda. More information here 


South Korea

  • 2018: One Year training program in Seoul, South Korea 

Hong Kong

  • 2018: a One Year Post Graduate Certificate in Narrative Practice is to being held in conjunction between The Centre for Youth Research and Practice at Hong Kong Baptist University & Dulwich Centre. This program receives recognition of prior learning towards the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work. To be taught in Cantonese and English by local experienced narrative practitioners and Dulwich Centre International Faculty. For more information click here.







Training workshops delivered in your organisation, town or country!

If you and others in your workplace or local community are interested in learning more about narrative approaches, then it may be possible for us to arrange a training event in your location. This often saves considerable expense in relation to airfares and accommodation. Topics for these workshops include:

  • Introduction to narrative therapy (one day, two day, or five day events)
  • Introduction to narrative approaches to working with individuals, groups, and wider communities (two day, three day, or five day events)
  • Tree of Life: A narrative approach to working with vulnerable children
  • Responding to trauma: narrative approaches to working with individuals, groups, and communities

Or a custom-made topic depending on your area of interest and the availability of skilled trainers on that particular topic!

Outside Australia:

Over the last ten years, Dulwich Centre has co-ordinated training workshops that have taken place in a wide range of countries. We have a network of experienced and highly-regarded practitioners/trainers who are available for teaching assignments across the globe. Sometimes it is possible for these trainers to visit a country on their way to another destination – this saving considerable expense. We are used to arranging low-cost but highly-professional training events in places from Mongolia, India, East Timor, South Korea, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, USA, Canada and many others …

If you are interested in an experienced trainer/practitioner in narrative approaches visiting your local community, please write to us. Because we have links with practitioners in every continent (except Antarctica), you never know what might be possible!


Further information related to training

To learn more about Dulwich Centre’s philosophy to training, read the article ‘Developing training programs congruent with narrative ideas’ (an extract from the book A community of ideas by Cheryl White and David Denborough).



For information relating to accommodation while in Adelaide for training, please click here.


Cancellation policy for all training events organised by Dulwich Centre

Please note, in the event of a participant needing to cancel their registration, it is possible to exchange their place with another person, or to receive a one-off transfer of their place to a future Intensive within one year of the original Intensive at no cost. Transfers can be made up to one month prior to the Intensive (except in extenuating circumstances). If you need to cancel your place (and cannot exchange or transfer) there will be a $55 administrative fee. If you cancel your place less than one month prior to the course there will be administrative fee of $110. If you cancel your place in the week leading up to the course we will not be able to offer any refund.



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