Training in Narrative Psychiatry and Narrative Therapy

The Art of Narrative Psychiatry:  Sustaining hope, creativity and emotional attunement when working with people facing severe and persistent problems.

SuEllen Hamkins, MD,  is offering a workshop at Treleven Farm (Vergennes, Vermont) for June 11- 12, 2015.  (Click here for more details).  Drawing from her knowledge and experience as a narrative psychiatrist, the workshop will focus on sustaining hope, creativity and emotional attunement when working with people facing severe and persistent problems.  While psychiatrists are heartily welcome, many other practitioners are also the intended audience for the book and the workshop.

This is a workshop where you can bring your hardest questions about the work that you find most challenging and get help with providing long-term treatment of long-term problems.  Over these two days, SuEllen will guide a small group of participants in reflecting on and getting support to freshly engage in their work with people facing tenacious problems, such as long-term psychiatric symptoms. She will provide some examples of her work, interview several participants about their work using a reflecting team, and guide participants in interviewing one another to foster hope and open up new possibilities for challenging therapeutic situations.

SuEllen also planning to offer an introductory workshop in Narrative Psychiatry, and will post here when the details are finalized.

 

Interested in training in narrative psychiatry and narrative therapy?

SuEllen is available to offer presentations, grand rounds, workshops or day-long training in narrative psychiatry and narrative therapy for your department or clinic.  Please contact her here.

 

There are many other options for studying narrative approaches to mental health treatment.  Some of the best include:

Jill Freedman and Gene Combs at the Evanston Family Therapy Center.  Click here for more information.

Peggy Sax at Reauthoring Teaching in Vermont offers both in-person workshops and on-line courses.  Click here for more information.

Shona Russell and colleagues at Narrative Practices Adelaide, in Australia.  Click here for more information.

Angel Yuen and colleagues at The Narrative Therapy Centre of Toronto.  Click here for more information.

John Stillman at the Casperson Therapy Training Center in Minnesota. Click here for more information.

Dulwich Centre, Australia, for in-person workshops and training and on-line courses.  Click here for more information.

Stephen Madigan at the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy.  Click here for more information.

Also check out:

The International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work