The current fast paced, productivity focused environment in human services presents challenges that are significant for both consumers and providers. This has been especially exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many clinicians report feeling disconnected from their skills and at risk of burning out. Narrative therapy offers a framework for bringing clinicians' own values and commitments into the helping relationship in ways that are collaborative, effective, and energizing.
This course will assist participants in exploring more fully the complex and practice enriching ideas of narrative therapy. Each class will include discussion of a key concept and will allow participants to practice the techniques that help to implement that idea in their work. We will evaluate together how ideas of collaborative stance, scaffolding, witnessing, and externalization fit with each worker’s current practice. Strategizing about how the use of these practices can build on their knowledge and provide support for their work will be included in the conversation. In addition to presenting material didactically, we will utilize readings, class discussion and many experiential exercises to make this an interactive and revitalizing class.
In addition to enhancing clinical practice, this course will assist clinicians in their ability to provide help in ways that are attuned to the larger socio-cultural-political discourses that constrain people from living their preferred lives.
Elizabeth Buckley, LICSW(she/her) is a social worker and family therapist with more than 25 years of working with children and families. Elizabeth has been a long time consultant to mental health and child protection agencies. She specializes in narrative therapy which she uses to help clinicians, supervisors and agencies think through strengths based, solution focused, safety organized practice. She currently has an independent practice in North Andover, MA. She has been teaching about narrative therapy in academic, post-graduate, workshops and community-based settings since 1998.
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The event will be held live on Zoom. We will not be recording this event.
Payment options include online registration with payment using PayPal as a conduit to your credit card or a PayPal account. You may also register online and mail a check with a note indicating what program the payment is for. If you are mailing payment, please note that your space is not reserved until we receive it.
Email acknowledgments will be sent to confirm receipt of online registrations only.
An email will be sent a few days before the start date of the event with details about your program.
Participants MUST attend 100% of the program to earn the 10 CEs approved for eligible professions.
Please contact us for the status of social work CE approvals.
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No refunds are available for cancellations by participants regardless of the reason or time frame. If participants cancel 30 days or more prior to the event beginning, they may apply the fee to a future program. Workshops may be cancelled by Therapy Training Boston if minimum enrollment requirements are not met or in the case of other unexpected circumstances. If this occurs, a full refund will be provided.
Course content level: This workshop will provide important information for clinicians who are at an introductory or intermediate level of knowledge about working with difference. Advanced practitioners are welcome to attend the event to deepen their knowledge of the subject for practice, supervision, teaching, and administrative roles.
Target Audience: This offering is relevant to all helping professionals including but not limited to social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, marriage & family therapists.
Commercial support and conflicts of interest: There is no commercial support for this program.