ABOUT THE WORKSHOP /
Practice Lab in Brief Narrative Therapy: Advancing your skills
With Karen Young, M.S.W., R.S.W.
This workshop is best described as a practice “lab” for stretching your skill in brief narrative therapy through enhancing your ability to ask interesting impactful questions that facilitate change. The workshop is aimed at participants with an intermediate level knowledge of brief and narrative therapies. It will be useful for clinicians who have been working in brief therapy, single session therapy and walk-in clinics and who wish to advance their skill in making the most of every single session.
When we think of therapy as a journey, and the therapist as a collaborative partner on this journey, the art of questioning becomes the therapist’s tool to guide the process. Therapy is an art that requires practice, practice, and more practice. Developing our skills in curiousity, listening and questioning requires rigorous attention.
What kind of focus for our curiousity is most useful? How do we ask questions that invite new understandings of the challenges people face? How do we hear the stories that are in-the-shadows of the dominant problem stories? How do we create interesting and useful questions that quickly lead to discovery and new possibilities for people’s lives?
The two days will be interactive with presentation of concepts and practices that take your understandings and skills to deeper level and include practice. There will be a focus on live demonstration interviews with participants, small group practice exercises, and plenty of space for questions and discussion. You will leave with increased skill in the art of questioning, regardless of your preferred model to work within, and a renewed energy for your work.
All participants in the practice lab will be contacted by Karen prior to the workshop to explore interests and areas of preferred focus for the two days together.
∗ The group size for this practice lab will be limited to 15 persons.
May 28 & 29, 2020
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Registration rate: $435 + HST
Early Bird Rate: $395 + HST until April 17, 2020
Group and student discounts available. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.