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Advanced Intensive in Tuscany, Italy
with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs

Dates: October 2-5, 2017
Limited to 12 participants

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Yearlong narrative therapy program
The yearlong course, with an additional module, counts toward completion of the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work degree from Dulwich Centre and the University of Melbourne.

LEVEL 1 Intensive
When: January 25-29, 2017
Where: Evanston Family Therapy Center

LEVEL 2 Intensive
When: May 3-7, 2017
Where: Evanston Family Therapy Center

LEVEL 3 Intensive
When: August 9-13, 2017
Where: Evanston Family Therapy Center


Advanced Intensive in Tuscany, Italy
with Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
Dates: September 19-23, 2016
Limited to 12 participants

Location: Ponte A Nappo Bed & Breakfast, San Gimignano, Italy
Tuition: Early bird rate, $800 (ends July 1, 2016); regular rate, $900.
Accommodations: Arranged directly with - and paid to - Ponte A Nappo Bed & Breakfast. More information below under "Accommodations."
CECs**: 30 total (for six hours of training each day). Certificate of completion will be provided to each participant on the final day of the training. See below for more details on CECs.

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Tuscany has always been a special place for us. In September 2016 we will offer our sixth annual advanced intensive in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Our friends, the Rossi family, have made their highly rated bed and breakfast, Podere Ponte a Nappo, exclusively available for this workshop.

We plan to join with up to 12 other experienced practitioners of narrative therapy just outside the ancient walls of San Gimignano, Italy for a 5-day intensive workshop. In the month before we meet we will correspond with participants to find out about the contexts they work in, the practices they are excited to learn more about, the dilemmas and struggles they are encountering, and the challenges they are facing in their practice. We will use this input to plan our time together. Additionally, we will share our newest work and ideas and provide different structures for practice activities and reflection.

We will meet for two 3-hour blocks each day, often in the lovely gardens of the bed and breakfast, leaving time for extended walks in the town or the countryside, visits to other hill towns, drives through the Chianti country, or just relaxing in the beautiful surroundings. Your guests are welcome to join for meals and excursions.

We teach the course from the assumption that attendees have familiarity and experience with narrative ideas and practices. While the course is not designed to teach the basic work, we do correspond with participants so they can work with specific people's requests, contexts, and challenges.

Contact us at 847-866-7879 or narrativetherapy@sbcglobal.net with details about your background and experience to see if you would be a good fit for this training, or if you have any other questions about the intensive.

**We are an approved provider of continuing education credits (CECs) by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for social workers (LCSW/LSW), professional counselors (LPC/LCPC), and marriage and family therapists (MFT) and provide certificates of attendance for workshops and trainings. Please contact your local/state agency to determine the credit requirements for your individual state license.

Accommodations are arranged by participants directly with - and paid to - the bed and breakfast in San Gimignano, Ponte a Nappo. For your registration to be complete, you must pay for accommodations through Ponte a Nappo. Let them know that you will be participating in the workshop with Jill and Gene.

Payment Details: Visit Ponte A Nappo's website here for accommodations payment online. For questions about the bed and breakfast or for any issues with payment online, contact Francesco @ info@rossicarla.it.

Narrative Educators Network List Serve

We would like to invite you to join the Narrative Educators Network list serve. The Narrative Educators Network, hosted by California State University - San Bernardino, is an online, email based network for educators dedicated to the advancement of narrative education and training. The list serve is meant to be a resource for conversation, sharing, and development of ideas related to the teaching and training of narrative and post modern education and counseling. Joining is easy. Simply follow this link and follow the subscription instructions. If you have technical difficulties or have any other questions about the list serve, please reach out the the list serve moderator, John Beckenbach at john.beckenbach@csusb.edu He is happy to help.

Please consider joining us in the sharing of ideas and practices as we work to promote, expand, and celebrate the ideas of Narrative Therapy. We look forward to rich conversation.


The Narrative Educators Network

Why "Why" Isn't Enough: Special Feature on Sandy Hook

Interview with Jill Freedman
December 16, 2012
Hosted by publicnewsservice.org

PNS journalists Lark Corbeil and Mike Cliff discuss ways of responding to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting with Jill Freedman. The direct link to the interview can be found here.

Supervision by Skype  

We are now offering supervision by Skype. This can be a one-time consultation or ongoing supervision. Please email us at narrativetherapy@sbcglobal.net to arrange for individual or small-group supervision.

Explorations: An E-Journal of Narrative Practice

This free e-journal is now available!

As a Participating Partner in Explorations, we wanted to let you know that this journal will be published regularly and is an international, peer-reviewed forum for narrative practitioners. We hope that this e-journal will contribute to the creative development of narrative practices by supporting new generations of writers, and enabling free access to literature about narrative practice to people in different parts of the world.

To read the e-journal, just follow the link:         http://www.dulwichcentre.com.au/e-journal.html 


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