We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.
  •  March 31, 2018
     8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Apprenticeship in Advanced Narrative Practice
with David Epston, Dr. Tom Carlson and Kay Ingamells

Beginning February and July 2017

Have you ever marveled at the practice of David Epston and longed to bring the magic of his practice into your own?

This unique course is designed to serve as an apprenticeship in the artistry of narrative practice.  Rather, than being taught in a traditional way, your learning will happen through an immersive apprenticeship that takes place inside of your own practice. Each month you will present a transcript of your practice which will be studied in detail by your apprenticers (David, Tom or Kay). In their study of your transcript, they will amend your transcript by adding alternative questions (questions that they themselves would ask) into your transcript and then meet with you for an hour to teach you advanced counter-storying practices.

 Over the course of six months or a year, as you apprentice yourself to their work, you will learn advanced counter-storying practices which will greatly extend your abilities as a narrative therapist.

 The course will take place via Zoom/Skype and will involve one to one monthly individual meetings with your apprenticer and monthly group sessions with other apprentices to learn from one another through studying each other’s transcripts and sharing your learning.

Approximate time commitment per month:

  • 2-3 hours transcription time
  • 1 hour individual meeting
  • 1 hour group meeting
  • Reading time

Questions and/or to apply: Please contact Kay Ingamells at familytherapyandcounselling@gmail.com


David Epston is the co-originator with Michael White of what has come to be known as ‘narrative therapy and community work’. The collaboration between David and Michael began in the late 1970s, as continued for many years.David’s best known publications are White and Epston(1990), Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends; Freeman, Epston and Lobovits(1997), Playful Approaches to Serious Problems: Narrative Therapy with Children and their Families and Maisel, Epston and Borden(2004), Biting The Hand That Starves You: Inspiring Resistance to Anorexia/Bulimia, Narrative Therapy in Wonderland: Connecting with children’s imaginative know-how (with David Marsten & Laurie Markham) along with other collections of papers and book chapters.  David gives workshops and masterclasses  around the world, and is an eagerly anticipated guest presenter on The Collab Salon.  To learn more about David, please visit: David Epston: Where the buses don’t run yet.

Tom Carlson is a professor and director of the Couple and Family Therapy Doctoral program at North Dakota State university. and is the co-editor (along with David Epston) of a new journal dedicated to the re-imagination of narrative practice called the journal of narrative family therapy. Tom has been practicing and teaching and writing about  narrative ideas for over 20 years.

Kay Ingamells, M.S.W. has been working with individuals, children, young people and families since 1990 and for 14 years has served an advanced narrative therapy apprenticeship with David Epston. Kay has been a therapist since 1990 and has lectured in narrative therapy for ten years. Kay has published a number of articles. She is currently focusing on writing about her apprenticeship with David Epston so that others may more easily learn David’s.  practices and bring them into their own.