All of our courses draw from the best of teaching experiences and everyday practices with narrative practitioner faculty. Our courses are adaptable to mobile devices such as iPhones, Android devices, iPads, and tablets. A 2011 grant from The Taos Institute helped lay the foundation for developing our Online Learning Series, which brings together an array of our online learning tools: video, audio, written materials, and opportunities for practice. We offer Continuing Education Credit through our partnership with Alliant International University Continuing Education.

Try Our Self-Paced Courses!

Registration is now open for seven self-paced courses. Watch this site and sign up for our newsletter  learn when each of the two courses in development is ready.

Online Courses in Active Development

Three self-paced online courses now in active production build on our deep respect for narrative therapy’s philosophical foundations, key concepts and interviewing practices. We also build on the evolution of Narrative Therapy, creating spaces for an interplay with other treasured approaches to working with people experiencing serious difficulties in their lives and relationships:  Contemporary Narrative Therapy, Three Interviews with David Epston and Em-BODY-ing Conversations.

Engage with Us and Each Other

Our courses are self-paced, which means you can move through each lesson and topic according to your own schedule. Whenever possible, find ways to actively engage with the course materials and each other. Having a study buddy can make a huge difference in bouncing ideas off of each other, and trying out exercises. Watch this brief video for some ideas about how to make the course interactive.

How do our courses work?

Every course is different. However each one brings together three components:

  1. Course materials (text, video and audio) organized into self-paced lessons, topics and categories
  2. A practice-oriented exploration guided by an experienced practitioner
  3. Opportunities to try out exercises, participate in webinars, post questions, share ideas and build connections.

Each lesson within a course takes about two hours. Anyone can start at any time. We welcome inquiries about adapting our courses to a variety of contexts, such as local consultation groups, training programs, and higher education.

For an additional fee, you can earn APA Approved Continuing Education Credits through Alliant International University.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are responses to nine frequently asked questions about our self-paced online courses.

  1. Once I register for a course, how long will I be able to access the course materials?

There is no time limit. Please engage with the course at your own pace. You will have lifetime accessibility 24 hours a day for as long as the website is up and running. When you finish the course, we hope you will use the materials as a reference to enhance your future practice.

  1. How are your courses structured?

Each self-paced Online Course is organized around lessons with topics within each lesson. Depending on the course, materials include text, video, audio, transcripts and exercises.

  1. How long does it take to complete a course?

Multiply the number of lessons by two. Each lesson including topics should take approximately 2 hours to complete.

  1. What does “self-paced” mean?

Anyone can start at any time. You can move through as quickly or slowly as you wish. Some people finish the course in one day, others go through a lesson each week or take even longer. It’s up to you. Make a commitment, think through how you want to move through the course and set aside the time.

  1. How can I interact with others while taking a self-paced course materials?

Our course content invites self-reflection. Course exercises, interviews and practices can be enhanced when reflected on with others. Whenever possible, we recommend finding a friend or colleague with whom to take the course. If you contact us, we will try our best to find you a study-buddy (although this is not always possible).  Please use the comments section at the end of each topic and lesson to ask questions and share reflections. We look forward to your participation and interaction to create a space for co-learning and shared ideas.

  1. How and where do I earn Continuing Education Credit?

For an additional fee, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical counselors, clinical social workers, and health care providers can sign up for CE credit through Alliant International University. The certificate costs an extra $25-$40. Follow the instructions to document your attendance and participation. Once you pass the quiz and fill out the evaluation form, email to receive the Alliant CE certificate.

  1. Which professional organization accept Alliant CEs?

Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA)  to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses. CE approved by APA and Nursing are accepted by many professional disciplines such as licensed clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, licensed professional clinical counselors, marriage & family therapists and registered nurses.  However, it is the individual’s responsibility to confirm this with his/her licensing board. We also offer a “Certificate of Completion” for submission to to a particular professional discipline.

  1. What does each online course cost?

In addition to the regular rate, we offer discounts for students or fixed income, international registrants and groups of 5 or more. It costs an additional $25 to earn the Alliant Continuing Education Credit certificate.

  1. What do I do if I’m experiencing technical difficulties?

First and foremost, please accept our sincere apology for any technical problems you encounter along the way. We share your frustration with the limits of this technology!  Behind the scenes, we work hard to fix any glitches. Please contact us with specific details Whether having trouble registering, with login, or accessing materials, it really helps if you can also take screenshots to show us exactly where the problem is occurring. Together we can troubleshoot to get you back on board as quickly as possible.

To learn more please visit our FAQ page.  If you have any other questions, please contact us.

Make a donation

As a 501(3)c non-profit organization, we can now accept donations. We guarantee we will put your money to good use as we continue to maintain and build these online courses. No donation is too small — or too large!