3.NARRATIVE APPROACHES TO ASSISTING FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
Basic knowledge of narrative approaches will make this workshop more useful.
If you do not have prior knowledge please consider intro workshops March and April:
Note: - Change of location
This workshop will be held in the beautiful Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast
Imagine looking forward to meeting “troublemakers” and working with the resources of families labeled “dysfunctional”.
Using Narrative ideas can help make this possible this seems to fit with the above idea
For Family work - This workshop will explore narrative ways of assisting families to move forward in line with their hopes and values.
It will assist practitioners through developing skills that:
- Name and locate problems even when family members hold different versions
- Join families as a team to resisting the unwanted effects of those problems
- Make visible what underlies desires for being a family and move families towards their preferred “wildest dreams” or desires for family life.
- Practice deconstruction that enable families to step beyond what might be taken for granted â€˜as good&rsquo but which does not always work
- Explore that which is “absent but implicit” in families complaints to free up innovative ideas on how to progress the family relationships in line with families values.
For Working with Young people - The workshop will develop participants thinking and abilities for:
- Engaging the knowledge of children
- Exposing cultural adult child politics (power relations) that have not served a family well
- Working in a non-threatening/ judgmental way.
- Giving active agency to young people in beating problems that have been beating them
- Develop practices that are not inadvertently divisive of families.
- Working with the “dunno”
Cost for 2 days $420.00
To register you can use the Contact page
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).