Introduction to Narrative Approaches to Responding to Families and Young People in Crisis

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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

Learn about narrative therapy as a respectful, engaging, and a creative way to work with young people and families. Narrative approaches support young people and their families to:

  • reclaim authorship of their own lives in the face of vulnerability
  • take steps toward their hopes and dreams
  • promote the restorative position of ‘being with’ people rather than ‘doing to’ people.

In this interactive workshop, explore the concepts behind narrative therapy, harness opportunities to practice with other students, and discuss narrative skills and techniques. There will also be opportunities to understand some of the history of the ideas.


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 March 7, 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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