course »Narrative Approaches

Date: 10/4/2016, 9:30 am—4:30 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
Phone: 510-654-4004
This training is designed for both clinical staff and direct care staff as it proposes a way of thinking about and approaching the work from a collaborative post-structural perspective. Participants will learn about the assumptions that guide Narrative practices and how those ideas were generated through literature pertaining to feminist theory, queer theory, cultural anthropology, philosophy and folk psychology. The various maps of Narrative practice will be discussed and two of them will be demonstrated. Key concepts including externalizing problems, outsider witnessing, intentional states, re-membering, and paying attention to the absent but implicit will be defined and demonstrated. The training will conclude with a discussion of continuing these conversations through smaller group consultations.

Following this training participants will:
  • Have an understanding of the principles and ethics of Narrative practice
  • Learn about 2 maps of Narrative practice
  • Be able to engage in externalizing conversations
  • Be able to engage in counter-story development and re-authoring conversations