Narrative Therapy Students

topics that will be covered in this course:

This short course is totally online and care was given to make it user friendly, accessible globally, as well as practical.  It consists of several short lectures, after which assignments are done to help you apply the theory in practice.  You do not need any background in counselling of any sort to partake in this course, and many do it for self-enrichment.  This is a short course meant to introduce you to Narrative Therapy.  Longer, certified courses are available in several countries if you feel like you want to dive into it and get certified.

 

The course is available in English, and has subtitles on all lectures.  It's the only course on Narrative Therapy on the Udemy platform currently, and brand new to the market.

 

 

 

Introduction:

  • What is Narrative Therapy?
  • Narrative Therapy terms and definitions.
  • Pre-modernism, Modernism, Post-Modernism, and where Narrative Therapy fits in.

 

Meaning Making: 

  • When values collide
  • Meanign Making - practical explanation
  • Landscapes of life

 

Practical Tools for getting a description of hte problem:

  • Unpacking your suitcase, and the use of metaphors.
  • Using Timelines and Time blocks.
     

Deconstructing the dominant story:  Statement of position map #1

  • The big picture story
  • Getting an experience-near definition of the problem
  • Externalizing the problem
  • Investigating the effects / influence of the problem
  • Evaluation of the effects of the problem
  • Justification of the evaluation of the effects of the problem

 

Reconstructing / Re-authoring the story:  Statement of position map #2

 

  • Getting an experience-near definition of the alternative story
  • Investigating the effects / influence of the alternative story
  • Evaluation of the effects of the alternative story
  • Justification of the evaluation of the effects of the alternative story
  • Changing the relationship with the problem, and Re-Membering.

 

Extra "nice to have" information for those already in counselling practice:

  • The use of "outsider witnesses"
  • The use of reflection teams & Definitional Ceremonies
  • The use of therapeutic documents