This workshop provides a practice-based introduction to narrative therapy. Participants explore the principles, philosophies and concepts underpinning this approach, and how they are similar or different to other models. The workshop introduces techniques involved in narrative therapy, including starting and ending the session, and common questions and responses used by the therapist. Experiential exercises enable participants to practice these skills in a supportive environment.

If time permits, the workshop will also explore identity and action, witnessing responses and therapeutic documents.

This event will cover:

  • 'Double listening' i.e. simultaneously listening for both the effects of trauma and the client's responses to trauma
  • 'Externalising' the effects of trauma
  • Eliciting and highlighting people's responses to trauma
  • Building the person's preferred story with their responses
  • Using their responses to restore from the trauma's effects their sense of self & identity


  • Dr Ron Findlay — The Bouverie Centre

Eligibility criteria

Therapists, counsellors and health and community workers who are working to help people recover from trauma.

Reading in advance
If your paid registration is received no later than two weeks before the workshop, three core articles can be sent to you by email. Send your request to
In addition, free interesting and relevant narrative articles can be found at: and

Categories: Therapeutic theory & practice, Trauma informed care
Disciplines: Allied Health
Levels: Introductory, Intermediate
Lifespans: Child, Adolescent, Youth, Adult

Friday 16 October 2020
09:30 to 16:30
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