Sept 24th at 12pm PST
Register Here: www.eventbrite.com/e/narrative-therapy-with-families-tickets-169522886517
There exists some critique of Narrative Therapy that in its emphasis on larger societal discourses it has missed out on considering the more immediate family or the human networks that people live within. This one hour online webinar will respond to this critique and show how narrative practice in family therapy does attend to both the larger societal discourses as well as family intricacies at the most local level, and rather than blame families for the problems of family members, the narrative family therapy approach brings the family or networks together to counter the problem as they see it.
Participants will be able to identify and apply a line of inquiry that draws on families collective wisdom Co-research video demonstrations will display from the families point of view, what works best in family therapy. This is a beginning course that seeks to improve family care by increasing the understanding of how families organize their identities through narrative.
1) Principles of Narrative Therapy
(a) Postmodernism compared and contrasted with Modernism
(b) Social constructionism
2.) Techniques for story structure
(a) Meaning Making
(b) Help clients structure their stories for better understanding
3.) Maps of Narrative Therapy
(a) Unique Outcome Map
(b) Re-authoring Map
Three Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to identify and compare three different ways the narrative approach successfully helps families transform problems.
2. Participants will identify and produce two types of therapeutic questions to use with families in their own practices.
3. Participants will be able to apply two statement of position maps to prepare families to counter relational problems.
Presenter Bio Dr. Chris Hoff, PhD, LMFT currently serves as Founder and Executive Director of the California Family Institute (CFI) in southern California. CFI is a nonprofit organization that was established as a community counseling center that provides desperately needed no-cost and low-cost counseling services for the community, and for the development of research and training for
CALIFORNIA FAMILY INSTITUTE (PROVIDER #1000083) IS APPROVED BY THE CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS TO SPONSOR CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR LMFT’S, LCSW’S, AND LPCC’S. CALIFORNIA FAMILY INSTITUTE MAINTAINS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM AND ALL ITS CONTENT.
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White, M., & Epston, D. (1990). Narrative means to therapeutic ends. WW Norton.
Course completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completed evaluation form.