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Level 1 Intensive

With Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
Dates: January 25-29, 2017
Limited to 12 participants
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Tuition: early bird rate, $750 (ends November 25, 2016); regular rate, $850; student rate, $600. To receive the student rate, documentation of student status (such as a copy of student ID, university acceptance letter, course schedule from college website, etc) is required.

CECs**: 28 total (for six hours of training each day Wednesday-Sunday; four hours of training on Friday). Certificate of completion will be provided to each participant on the final day of the training. See note below for more details on CECs.

Schedule: Doors open at 9:00am. We meet from 9:30am – 5:00pm with a 1 ½ hour total break. Friday, January 27 will be a half day.

Location: 1212 1/2 Elmwood Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202. View map here. Street parking available.

We have designed this small-group intensive workshop to immerse you in narrative ideas and give you hands-on experience with narrative ways of working. The format is informal and highly interactive, so you will have lots of chances to practice putting the ideas into action. In addition to exercises and supervised practice, Jill and Gene will demonstrate the work through videotape and live interviews. Topics for the week will include:

• Thinking in terms of the narrative metaphor
• Engaging in conversations that externalize problems
• Understanding problems in terms of their political and cultural contexts
• Asking questions to generate experience
• Using documents, letters, and teams to spread the news of preferred developments
• Moving from problems to preferred stories

Because this intensive workshop is limited to 12 participants Jill and Gene can respond to the specific questions, interests and contexts of each group member.

If you are interested in hearing from people who have participated in this training, please contact us and we can put you in touch.

Register by clicking the registration link on the workshop & training page or by contacting narrativetherapy@sbcglobal.net

Housing & Accommodations: Click here for information about where to stay while studying at EFTC.

**CECs: 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.

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