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Level 3 Intensive

With Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
Dates: August 9-13, 2017
Limited to 12 participants
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Tuition: early bird rate, $750 (ends June 9, 2017); regular rate, $850; student rate, $650. 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**: 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 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.

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

We have designed this one week intensive training for people who have already attended a Level Two intensive or its equivalent and would like to more richly develop their knowledge and skills of narrative therapy. Because we limit attendance to a small group, we can tailor this skill-building workshop to the interests and contexts of each group member. Areas we will address include:

Working with multiple ways of moving from problematic to preferred stories, including asking about the absent but implicit and initiatives and agency
Creating documents and linking lives to enhance the development of preferred stories
Developing experience-near questions to expose normalizing judgments and discourses
Using narrative ideas in a variety of contexts — individual, couple, and family therapy, and community work
Weaving practices together in ways that follow the preferences of those we work with
Slowing down interviews to explore the effects of different practices and to expand our understanding of the micro-practices of narrative therapy.

Our methods will include skill-building exercises, reviewing videos and transcripts, engaging in interviews together, and group discussion. Because this intensive workshop is limited to 12 participants Jill and Gene can respond to the questions, interests and contexts of each group member.

Note: Participants must have attended a Level Two intensive (or its equivalent) in order to attend this workshop. Contact us for more information about this intensive.

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 register 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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