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Introduction to Narrative Approaches to Responding to Families and Young People Affected by Trauma

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Course Overview

Focus area Narrative practice
Length 1 day
Who is it for? Practitioners working with families, young people and children
Key Outcomes Understand narrative approaches to community work

Course Description

This is an energising and introductory practice based day of narrative therapy training, in relation to working with families responding to traumatic events. Transcripts of work and the practice of narrative question frameworks will be used. It will also reference the bodies of knowledge that combine to make what is known as Narrative Ideas.

We will look at how to develop questions that help people remember helping actions they took, and can take, in the face of trauma rather than just building on the problem stories of how they were traumatised or positioned as a victim.

This training is relevant to workers consulting with families and individuals effected by Family and Domestic Violence, grief or loss, effects of family separation, depression, anxiety and school problems.


Facilitator Bio

Carolyn Markey is passionate about using narrative approaches as a set of ideas that are hope-filled for workers and clients. Trained by Michael White, a founder of narrative therapy, Carolyn has worked her entire career as a Narrative Therapist.

Carolyn currently works in the Family and Relationship team at RASA, consulting with families, children or couples who are experiencing a range of concerns, many of which are the distressing consequences of unjust trauma. As part of this position, she also works collaboratively with a Yarnin’ group for Aboriginal families who have children under 4. A space where she is always learning. Carolyn also co-facilitates groups for men who are mandated to face up to the effects, and make amends for the violence they have perpetrated. In all of these contexts narrative ideas are central to her conversations. She has been privileged to teach nationally and internationally sharing narrative ideas across many cultures.

Student Feedback

“Great learning and resources.”

Enrolment Information

Dates June 4, 2024, September 4, 2024
Time 9:30am to 4:30pm

The Institute
49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh

Cost Full Fee $185.00 Concession $150.00
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