This workshop, introduces and explores concepts and techniques of the narrative approach to working with clients who have experienced trauma. Participants are invited to begin to practice these approaches in a supportive environment. Prior knowledge of Narrative Therapy is recommended but not required.

This event will cover:

  • Describe and begin to apply the narrative therapy techniques
  • '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

Eligibility criteria

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

Categories: Families & carers, Trauma informed care, Educator and trainer resources
Disciplines: Allied Health
Levels: Introductory, Intermediate
Lifespans: Infant, Child, Adolescent, Youth, Adult

Friday 27 November 2020
09:30 to 16:30
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