Level Two

Introduction

Level Two training further develops the knowledge from Level One to further enrich skills and explore more advanced aspects of narrative practice. Teaching will extend thinking by exploring the most recent developments in theory and practice.

There are two course formats for Level Two training: One teaching block of 5 long days or three teaching blocks of 2 short days at two monthly intervals. The latter includes a reading programme and a course notice board where responses to the reading are posted.  Otherwise, both formats offer the same teaching time and course content.

Course Details

Course content

Revision

Getting back up to speed with stories, maps, questions and practical skills from Level 1.

Absent but implicit

Orientate to the ways that what people hope for, give value to and believe in are hidden within their complaints or their expressions of distress.  Conversational structures that support the development of these into rich accounts of preferred stories and action. Develop skills in double listening.

Trauma

Why it happens, what it means and the most therapeutic ways to respond. How to avoid re-traumatisation. Ways to support protest against injustice that empowers clients. How to recognise power practices and what to do about them.

Power, context and discourse

Expanding on ideas from Level 1 to explore in more detail how problems are always constructed in the context of discourses. Understanding how a sense of personal failure is arrived at and how to respond to it in helpful ways.

Expressions of failure

Why do people experience a sense of failure in their lives? A review of the ideas of Foucault and Deleuze. Therapeutic framework to guide responses to expressions of despair and failure.

Supervision

How to understand supervision from a narrative perspective. Providing supervision or consultation that fits with narrative principles and ethics.

Understanding the narrative process

Using ideas from Lev Vygotsky’s work to envisage narrative as a process of scaffolding from the known and familiar to what it is possible to know with social support. Using these ideas to construct a “map of maps” so that you always know where you are and where you are going.

N.B. Courses will aim to respond flexibly to participants and topics covered may vary with each particular group

Entry requirements

Participants are required to have completed a Level One training course in Narrative Therapy or equivalent.

Cost

The cost of the course is £575 + VAT and does not include accommodation and travel arrangements.

Individuals paying for themselves and unable to set the course fee against tax are eligible for a 20% discount. This should be indicated on your application form and will then be applied to your invoice.

Format

There are two course formats for Level Two training: One teaching block of 5 long days or three teaching blocks of 2 short days at two monthly intervals. The latter includes a reading programme and a course notice board where responses to the reading are posted.  Otherwise both formats offer the same teaching time and course content. Days commence at 09.30 and finish at 16.30 for the 5-day module and are half an hour shorter on the 6-day version.

Upcoming courses

MANCHESTER

Three teaching blocks of two days.

10 – 11 Oct 2018

5 – 6 Dec 2018

6 – 7 Feb 2020

LONDON

One teaching block of five days.

9 – 13 Mar 2020

“We’ve had so many meaningful and rich conversations”

Level Two student

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