The Narrative Practices Adelaide Teaching Faculty comprises Maggie Carey, Shona Russell, Rob Hall, Lisa Johnson and Terry Callahan. Maggie and Shona have been involved in the teaching of narrative therapy and community work for many years, both in Australia and internationally. Maggie and Shona were members of the Dulwich Centre teaching faculty for many years.
Shona and Maggie, along with Sue Mann and Carolyn Markey, formed the Narrative Teaching Partnership in Adelaide in 2002, enabling a team of teachers to work collaboratively to develop skills in the teaching of narrative therapy and community work.
The focus of Rob’s training relates to his extensive practice of working in the area of gender violence and abuse, inviting men to take responsibility for the violence they engage with and to find ways to ensure the safety and well being of people they had abused.
Rob continues to seek ways of further ensuring that intervention with people who have perpetrated abuse is practiced in ways that are consistent with, and that promote, responsibility, respect, fairness and accountability. A counselling approach which is consistent with these ideas entails the development of practice as an ethical journey.
Rob has shared these explorations of practice in many seminars and workshops, and, as an associate of the Adelaide Narrative Therapy Centre, he looks forward to further collaboration in the development of these practices.
Lisa Johnson joins the teaching faculty in 2013. Lisa is a psychologist and trained teacher, using narrative practices in therapy and teaching contexts across community, private practise and education settings. Lisa currently works as a school counsellor at St Aloysuis College.
Terry Callahan has worked in non government community settings for many years, responding to a wide range of counselling needs. His ongoing independant therapeutic work focuses on respectful and accountable ways of assisting men to address their use of tactics of violence and control in their relationships with partners, ex-partners and children.
Maggie Carey has been involved in the practice of narrative therapy since the early 90's and in the teaching of it for the past 10 years. Maggie's therapeutic practice has seen her working alongside young people at risk, with women and children who live with the effects of violence and abuse, and with people having experienced trauma, particularly as refugees.
Shona Russell has worked as a teacher of narrative approaches to therapy and community work for many years. She finds the intersection of therapeutic work and teaching very energising and enjoys these explorations with workshop participants. Shona has been an active faculty member of the Dulwich Centre International programme, a Diploma course in Narrative approaches for Aboriginal people and the Narrative Teaching Partnership.
Rob has been working in the area of gender violence and abuse since 1980. Rob continues to seek ways of ensuring that intervention with people who have perpetrated abuse is practiced in ways that are consistent with, and promote, responsibility, respect, fairness and accountability.
Rob has shared these explorations of practice in many seminars and workshops, and, as an associate of the Narrative Practices Adelaide, he looks forward to further collaboration in the development of these practices.
Lisa Johnson is a psychologist and trained teacher using narrative practices in therapy and teaching contexts across community, private practise and education settings. Lisa's interest in narrative ideas began in the late 90's working with young people who found themselves navigating juvenile justice and foster care systems.
Lisa has continued to work with children, young people and families responding to a wide range of problems and dilemmas and currently works as a psychologist in school communities.
Lisa is keen to uncover creative ways with narrative practices and appreciates her involvement in teaching narrative practises locally and internationally and is involved in a writing project with David Epston (co-founder of Narrative Therapy, Unitec, NZ) and David Marsten (Uni Southern California, Director of Miracle Mile).
Terry has worked in non-government community settings in Melbourne and Adelaide for more than ten years, attending to a wide range of counselling needs, including depression, anxiety, work-related stress, and responding in particular to community concerns about violence in families and relationships. He has engaged over the years with community education for peace, small communities development, and collaborative work with writers, artists and actors to bring forward the stories of persons marginalised in our society.