Making the Therapy Room a Noisy Place
10 -11 September 2015, with Lisa Johnson and Terry Callahan
Many of the people with whom we meet tell us that life's hardships leave them feeling isolated and at the failed end of 'measuring up' as a person, child, family or worker. This experience of distance and failure can stifle hope and erode a sense of meaning and purpose in people's lives.
Against this tyranny of isolation we look for opportunities to link children's, families and adults lives with the lives of others. We actively research connections that may have been lost, and seek to 'turn up the volume' on voices of people or places that support preferred ways of living. In doing this we hear more than the problem and we find that the therapy room becomes a noisy place indeed!
This will be a hands-on 2 day workshop where we will we consider and practise some specific skills in Narrative Therapy. These skills can be used to:
Create respectful and safe opportunities in therapy for people's experiences to be richly acknowledged by others in Outsider Witness Practices.
Generate Documents which invite audiences to hard won achievements when audiences in everyday life are hard to find.
Bring meaningful connections into the therapy room, even when privacy is of utmost importance: Remembering Practices.
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Mental Health Training Program (MHTP) 2015
Commencing February 2015, in Mumbai, India
This one year part-time program is offered by the Ummeed Child Development Center, Mumbai, in collaboration with Narrative Practices Adelaide and Reauthoring Teaching, Vermont.
Ummeed’s Mental Health Training Program addresses the need for trained professionals who can meet the Mental Health needs of children and families. It also provides an opportunity for organizations or schools to build capacity in this area.
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