Out of Town Narrative Therapy Staff Training
Stephen Madigan travels to you!
- YFT co-creates Out of Town programs to fit the needs of each specific training group
- Training dates to be arranged with group organizer
- Group organizer entitled to free tuition
- Training held on Friday and Saturday from 8:45-5pm
- You are advised to book well in advanced
For out of town staff development training and two and three day professional workshops please contact Stephen Madigan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-688-7860.
OUT OF TOWN TRAINING
SAMPLE PROGRAM for 2006- 2007
Narrative Ideas and Therapeutic Practice: Training and Supervision Intensive
Stephen Madigan MSW, PhD
LOCATION – 2006 - 2007
Each year Stephen Madigan - YFT director of narrative training since 1993- provides space for five ‘out of town' training programs. He travels to you (along with YFT faculty if requested) over the course of two or three intensive weekends. Through the years he has provided out of town weekend training and consultation to numerous agency, hospital and interested narrative therapy groups throughout North America. There are three out of town groups currently booked in for 2006 - 2007 - leaving room for two more.
Participants learn through
- live therapy demonstrations
- active reflecting practice
- narrative practice exercises
- intimate and interactive current case discussion
- being personally interviewed
- theoretical discussion and readings
- step by step video tape analysis reviewing the particularities of re-authoring conversations, narrative questions, practices of the written word with a variety of clients and problems.
- how to integrate narrative ideas into your work place and relationships.
The months identified for training are October and December 2006 and February, March, April, and May 2007. There is still a little flexibility in choosing the exact dates. For training references please visit www.yaletownfamilytherapy.com.
Course readings are sent to participant's two weeks prior to each weekend session. Course readings will include a wide range of authors whose papers Dr. Madigan views as primary to the understanding and practice of narrative therapy and the practice of re-authoring lives and relationships.
Participants learn narrative therapy through:
- A thorough understanding of re-authoring lives and relationships through a narrative approach to theory and practice.
- Discussion and investigation of Stephen's latest ideas on the Eight Internalized Conversational Habits of Highly Effective Problems.
- Power point presentation on Foucault's notions of power relations and the subjectification of the self.
- Investigating social location as primary to re-authoring conversations.
- Exploring the craft of therapeutic questions.
- Participation in "live interviews"
- Case Consultation and Supervision reviewing the unique developments in the participants own work
- How to maintain a narrative approach to therapy and supervision in everyday practice.
- Provides AAMFT Approved Supervision and CE's
- Wide selection of Stephen's videotaped work
Dr. Madigan's training qualifies for CE credits through a wide variety of social work, psychological and therapist/counsellor associations.
Daily Schedule 9am – 4pm
9am-10: 30am - Discussion on narrative therapy theory and practice.
Specific attention will focus on the following:
1) The practice and through understanding of linking theory to practice through locating internalized problem conversations within cultural discourse as a viable alternative to locating problems ‘inside' the client's body/genetics.
2) Understanding and working with popular issues in therapy such as depression, couple conflict, anxiety, addictions, perfection etc. from a Narrative perspective.
3) Understanding theory through videotape demonstrations of Dr. Madigan's work – linking theory to practice.
4) Insider Anti-anorexia league member video consults on what therapists need to know.
5) Counter-viewing 8 habits of highly effective problems.
6) Therapeutic letter writing campaigns.
10:45am-12: 30pm – Live therapy demonstration and participant group reflections.
The interview will be structured through Stephen's 1991 paper on Discursive Restraints in Therapist Practice (Dulwich Centre Publications).
1) Client – therapist interview – 45 minutes
2) Reflecting Team discussion – 15 minutes
3) Client response to reflections – 15 minutes
4) Reflecting team and Client interview therapist – 15 minutes
Follow up general discussion on interview particulars – 15 minutes.
12:30pm-2pm – Lunch
2pm-4pm – Participant Supervision and Case Consultation.
1) Stephen will interview participants about their histories, passions and worries regarding their work – stopping to locate his questions within current theory – and demonstrating his ‘supervision of solidarity' methods.
2) The group will focus on working with specific problem issues common to their everyday practice of therapy (the group will decide which issues to pursue)
Please note – the course outline may change depending on client schedules for live demonstration interviews.
Cost of Training and Supervision Program:
Student and Underemployed: $550.00