Now we are already one month in to 2010 and a new decade. I feel as committed as ever to the use, development and teaching of Narrative Approaches. I have had some enquiries about training and am interested in knowing what potential learners are most interested in exploring. Please continue to let me know if you are interested as I am in conversation with a couple of colleagues to see if we can combine our efforts to offer a more comprehensive programme for exploring Narrative Ideas.
Please contact Marilyn for more information as per the contact details on this website
Training Opportunities for 2010
Small group trainings are offered on the following topics and dates if these are not what you are looking for please contact Marilyn as it may be possible to design a specific training for a small group or organization.
These advertised workshops will be held in the vicinity of Crows Nest, Lower North Shore of Sydney and venue address will depend on numbers of participants. A minimum of 8 is required to proceed with the training. The minimum number will need to be reached by one month ahead of training to secure venues so early enrolment is recommended.
Cost will be $150. 00 per day. There are plenty of places locally for you to purchase lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Facilitator: Marilyn O’Neill (other facilitators will be recruited if numbers are sufficient).
Marilyn’s Profile is on this web site she is experienced not only in Narrative ideas but also in the development of practices for different work contexts that are congruent with a Narrative perspective.
The training is much more in the style of ‘learning up’ rather than teaching down and will involve participants in conversation and exploration of ideas that is related to their work and interests.
If looking for Introductory Training in Sydney check links on this site.
Workshops -Three x 2 day intensives are offered to allow practice and development of participant’s ideas and questions.
These are designed with options to negotiate follow up days if desired.
If you book for all workshops a 10% discount will apply or just book those that appeal to you.
Certificates of attendance will be provided.
Overall Theme: Extending Narrative Practice
All workshops 9.30 till 4.00.
Workshops are recommended for those who have already had an Introduction to a Narrative Perspective and have implemented some practices in their work.
For future possible workshops click here
Jane Hutton in Queensland and David Newman who is back in Sydney are hosting Walter Bera for some Narrative training in March. Contact details for them both are on the Related Information Links page.
Dulwich centre has a great programme at the Summer School in Adelaide the first week in March. This is also available via the link to their web page.
PS. The summer school has been and done. I really enjoyed working with Jane Hutton sharing some narrative perspectives on working in mental health settings and on dealing with the experience of anxiety and depression. Jane’s work on Bullying in schools was inspiring to listen to again and I am thinking if there is interest we should invite her to Sydney later in the year to share these ideas?
Apart from the training that I hope to schedule in Sydney this year I will be doing a small presentation at the Reconexion conference in Melbourne in May and teaching for a week to ten days in Newcastle UK with Liz Todd at Newcastle University in October. (more about that later).
In November we have the good fortune to have Jill Freedman visiting and I will join her in the exploration of advanced narrative practice in a workshop in Sydney.
Anyone keen to get started in training, feeling stuck and not able to access the training or support that they want can phone or Contact Marilyn to discuss individual or small group training. This is a great way to get the basics of Narrative practice related particularly to your own workplace.
Therapy work and new consultation rooms are in Crows Nest. Suite 202 at 7 – 11 Clarke Street. This is a pleasant space for my clinical work and some supervision.
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Practices at Paddington and Crows Nest.
Marilyn O'Neill Counsellor/Family & Couple therapist
Marilyn and Gaye have been involved in presenting Narrative Therapy Workshops in many parts of Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the USA. They work in private practice, and meet with individuals, couples and families and provide group and agency supervision.
Gaye Stockell MA, MAPS (Psychologist).