Where can I learn more about narrative practice?

This community project builds on one of Michael White and David Epston’s steadfast intentions: Strengthening a Collaborative Narrative Network.  We wish to recognize the Dulwich Centre  for its central role in developing narrative approaches to therapy and community work, training, publishing, and supporting practitioners in different parts of the world.  In the spirit of communities in connection (rather than individuals in competition), our vision is to bring together a network of independent narrative training initiatives around the world  that share the commitment to preserve, develop, and extend the legacy of narrative therapy.  Together with our partners, we aspire to create a central place to find, coordinate and support high quality independent narrative trainings around the world : 1) training events; 2) narrative training intensives, international diplomas, and apprenticeship programs; and 3) online courses.

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NOTE: This project is a work in progress. We are very interested in hearing from you. Is this useful to you? What might make it better? Please contact us!

Our Partners

Learn more of the history of these collaborations, and to see our list of current partners. As you’ll see, we feature- and place at the top – several new narrative programs from around the world.

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Training Calendar

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Narrative Network Intensive Training Programs

  • NextGen Collaboratory

    Sponsor: Re-Authoring Teaching

    A Yearlong Series Exploring Contemporary and Emerging Narrative Practices 

    Co-hosts Poh Lin Lee, Akansha Vaswani-Bye, Peggy Sax and MANY cherished contributors

    May 19, 2024; September 15, 2024; November 17, 2024; January 19, 2025; March 16, 2025, May 18, 2025: Sundays 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST or EDT (New York time)

    A series of six bi-monthly 3-hour gatherings reaffirming our narrative foundations while exploring contemporary and emerging narrative practices.

  • Playing with Practice

    Sponsor: Narrative Imaginings

    The first five week round of this series with Poh Lin Lee was a wonderful collective gathering to explore practice (however you define it) alongside others without the pressure of having to explain or introduce projects/practices/self in industry required ways. In our first series we came from diverse practices including creative, informal, ancestral, relational, academic, therapeutic, community, personal, collective, cultural…

    We found a lovely rhythm of recording each session (internal) and that way if someone couldn’t make it or needed to leave early they could join us in the recording. We used a collective pin up board to stay in touch and gather sharings through the 5 weeks.
    Please see attached flyer for details, feel free to circle through your connections.
    We would love to see you at the next Playing with Practice series.
  • Certificate in NarrARTive Expressive Arts Coaching

    Sponsor: Northwest Creative & Expressive Arts Institute

    Instructor:  Shoshana Simons, Ph.D., RDT
    Dates:​​​​ March 29 –  September 15, 2024. Please see below “Series Schedule” for specific dates and times of each module.
    Cost: $1,485.00 plus $59.00 for 42 CEs (optional) A payment plan is available.
  • Linking Therapists' Lives Through Shared Practice: A Narrative Consultation Group

    Sponsor: Narrative Therapy Initiative (NTI)

    This narrative practice group is for therapy practitioners interested in furthering their relationship with the narrative worldview and building community around shared values and purposes.  We are excited to offer a program with a focus on presenting and witnessing each other’s work. We ask that you have completed a year-long Narrative training program or an equivalent prior to participation.  Matt and Suzanne were inspired to offer this program after over 10 years of weekly learning and consulting together with other colleagues committed to developing skills and relationships aligned with the narrative worldview.

    Dates: September 11th, 2024 through May 25th, 2025, twice every month on Wednesdays  from 12:00PM-1:30PMET
    Location: This program is currently scheduled to be fully online using Zoom
    Maximum Participants: 12 participants
    Instructors: Suzanne Gazzolo, PhD and Matt Mooney, LICSW 

  • Narrative Certificate Program

    Sponsor: Narrative Therapy Initiative (NTI)

    Instructors: Suzanne Gazzolo, Ph.D.; Guadalupe Morelos, LICSW; and Matt Mooney, LICSW; and ongoing inspiration from the legacy of Stephen Gaddis, Ph.D.

    This year-long Narrative Certificate Program is for people interested in developing a rigorous personal understanding of the Narrative Worldview and its social justice ethics and practices. Dates are set for September 13, 2024 through May 16, 2025. Scheduled to be fully online using Zoom. This course will cap at 21 students.


  • South Asian Diploma in Narrative Practices 2023

    Sponsor: Narrative Practices India

    We are so excited to share that applications for South Asian Diploma in Narrative Practices 2023 is OPEN. You can find the details on our website or on the link in our bio.

    Feel free to write to us on narrativepracticesindia@gmail.com with queries and enquires. Spread the word and share it with someone who loves stories.

    For details visit www.narrativepractocesindia.com.

Online Courses

  • New Horizons in Narrative Therapy, Affect & the Body

    Sponsor: Re-Authoring Teaching

    This self-paced course builds on our deep respect for narrative therapy cofounders and mentors while envisioning new horizons in attending to affect and the body in our narrative work with people experiencing difficulties in their lives and relationships.

  • Rich Story Development in Action: 3 Live Interviews with Maggie Carey

    Sponsor: Re-Authoring Teaching

    Instructor: Maggie Carey

    NEW COURSE! This five-lesson course demonstrates what a narrative interview actually looks like in practice. Each interview, illustrated on a whiteboard, shows key narrative principles in action, and specific interviewing skills guided by maps of narrative practice.  Reflections throughout by skillful narrative practitioners and teachers from around of the world. 10 Alliant CE credits.