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Six Month Supervision Cross-Training
Immersion Course

Supervision Cross-Training Immersion

CE credits granted by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Primary Supervisors & Teaching Faculty:

Rosa Arteaga, MA (Canada/Mexico), Christine Dennstedt, PhD (Canada),

Helen Grau-Kristensen, MA (Denmark), Stephen Madigan, PhD (Canada),

Todd May, PhD (USA) David Nylund, PhD (USA)

Guest Supervisors: 

Harjeet Badwall, PhD, (Canada), Sharon Leung, PhD (UK/Hong Kong),

Erling Fidjestøl, MA, (Norway), David Marsten MSW, (USA) 

** Please Note: VSNT faculty have the capacity to Supervise participant transcripts in: Chinese/Cantonese, Danish, English, Norwegian, and Spanish.

NEW FALL 2023 Supervision Dates: Coming soon . . .

Professional: $2,200.00 CAD + tax (Note = approx. $1590.00 US Dollars)

Students/ VSNT.live members: $1800.00 CAD + tax (= approx. $1300. US Dollars) 

*Payment through instalments.

All participants receive a free one year membership to VSNT.live

Proof of student status is required upon registration

This Supervision course is designed for mental health practitioners, students, professors, supervisors and those in the helping professions who have previously taken the the 5-day Foundations Certificate Course.

If an interested participant has not completed the 5-day Foundations certificate course, but feels they have sufficient narrative therapy training please contact VSNT at training@vancouverschoolfornarrativetherapy.com

This Supervision course is presented live on Zoom. Due to issues of confidentiality and participant consent, recordings of this training will not be made available.

VSNT faculty supervisors assist in fundamentally changing a participants therapeutic skill, creativity, knowledge, confidence, dexterity, and execution - inside the therapy room.

 

VSNT Cross Training Supervision is designed as a hands on, hard working immersion into the theoretical, ecological, emotional, relational, and deeply political learning experience of narrative therapy practice.

VSNT Cross Training Supervision trains participants across 9 key theoretical and  narrative therapy interviewing practices.

 

VSNT's 6-month Cross Training Supervision is the 90hour + immersive course that actively skills up our next generation of brilliant narrative therapists and leaders.

** PLEASE NOTE: The supervision cross-training experience provides each participant a FREE membership to the interactive VSNT.live online narrative therapy learning platform.

 

FALL 2022 SUPERVISION COURSE is full

Anchor 1

Supervision Cross Training Schedule

Faculty and curriculum are subject to change

WEEKEND ONE

 November 18/19/20. 2022

ANATOMY OF NARRATIVE THERAPY QUESTIONS

DAY ONE : Ecology of Ideas Shaping a Narrative Therapy Question.

Guided discussions and explorations of the each participants values, politic, and preferred knowledges, personal histories involved with the Ecology of the Receiving Context a VSNT trained Narrative Therapist Receives Client Stories Into.

DAY TWO (MORNING): Anatomy of a Narrative Therapy Question.
Insider’s guide of the dominant structure, explorations and themes of the politic, purpose, intimate particularities, movement, direction, rhythm, and grammar of  . . . narrative therapy questions.

We will study a few of the more formidable questions of narrative therapists Johnella Byrd, Alan Jenkins, and Michael White.

DAY TWO (AFTERNOON): Developing Questions and Therapeutic Letters through interactive Participant Live Counter-story Interviews and close-up interrogations of small group questions

DAY THREE MORNING: Developing Questions and Therapeutic Letters through interactive Participant Live Counter-story Interviews and close-up interrogations of small group questions.

HOME ASSIGNMENTS:
Curated VSNT.live follow up learning videos and readings 
5 Top Narrative Therapy Questions to Memorize 

 

WEEKEND TWO

December 03/04, 2022
BECOMING RELATIONALLY INTENTIONAL: STANDING WITH YOUR QUESTIONS

DAY ONE (MORNING): Review of VSNT.live follow up learning videos and readings + 5 Top Narrative Therapy Questions to Memorize.

- Stephen presents a video session + transcript. Rock initiates questions about the questions asked and then participants have an opportunity to analyze, formulate, and interrogate the ecology of where Stephen's  questions/ideas from the session were created from.

DAY ONE (AFTERNOON): Developing Questions and Therapeutic Letters through interactive Live Faculty Counter-story Interviews and close-up interrogations of supervisee small group response/questions 

DAY TWO: (MORNING)  Unaltered session transcript of VSNT Faculty member Helene Grau Kristensen is supervised by live by Stephen Madigan. The Live Supervision transcript supervision method represents how participant transcripts will be supervised in the future.  
 
DAY TWO (AFTERNOON): Developing Questions and Therapeutic Letters through interactive Participant Live Counter-story Interviews and close-up interrogations of small group questions

 

HOME ASSIGNMENTS:
Curated VSNT.live follow up learning videos and readings 
5 Top Narrative Therapy Questions to Memorize 

 

WEEKEND THREE

January 07/08. 2023
SMALL GROUP SUPERVISION

NARRATIVE THERAPY INTERVIEWING PRACTICES

DAY ONE: 

After a review of the VSNT.live follow up learning video assignment and readings + questions about the 5 Top Narrative Questions to Memorize, and the . . . VSNT resident Philosopher Todd May guides the group throughout the majority of the day (lucky you!) 

Todd's intention is to focus on the crucial philosophical difference between 'creating’ as opposed to 'discovering' client stories within the narrative practice ideas that: people are multi-storied, and the practice of re-storying lives and relationships. He then leads discussions on the subjects of values, valuing, and the idea/practice of what it is to care. The complexity and purpose of these new discussions assist participants in making clear distinctions regarding a variety of interpretations and misunderstandings surrounding ideas central to narrative practice. As a backdrop to all his discussions he will bring forth the ideas of  the philosophers Deleuze, Foucault, and Merleau-Ponty.

DAY TWO:

Through a series of video demonstrations Stephen leads the group towards more robust understandings regarding the craft of double listening. He will discuss how the process of double listening in narrative therapy leads a therapist towards attending to/creating specific practice distinctions and differences in how we listen and what we listen for, in  therapeutic conversations. With this listening practice he intends to show the use of certain 'tricks' and questioning patterns a narrative therapist continually draws upon. The group will concentrate on interviewing skills related to the following narrative practices: 

1) Double Listening, 
2) Unique Outcome Moments, 
3) Relational re-membering conversations, 
4) Re-authoring conversations, and, 
5) Note taking in the session. 

Supervision groups with Supervisors Rock and Stephen 

*Today is the day group members are assigned to a supervisor for ongoing transcript supervision.

Monthly transcript supervision begins in February 2023.

HOME ASSIGNMENTS:
Curated VSNT.live follow up learning videos and readings 
5 Top Narrative Therapy Questions to Memorize 

** PLEASE NOTE: 1st SUPERVISEE TRANSCRIPT SUBMISSION SENT TO PERSONAL SUPERVISOR BY JANUARY 30th**

WEEKEND FOUR

February 11/12. 2023
SUPERVISED PRACTICE OF THE PRACTICES

DAY ONE: Review of VSNT.live follow up learning videos and readings you have been engaging in through VSNT.live with your attention turning towards a deeper grasp of:

1) Relational Externalizing,

2) Relative Influence Questions

3) Unique Outcome Moments,

4) Double Listening,

5) Relational re-membering conversations,

6) Re-authoring conversations, and,

7) A counter-file method for taking in-session narrative therapy notes. 

Two participants have their transcripts supervised live before the class.

 

DAY TWO: Two Live transcript Supervision demonstrations.  Volunteer supervisee transcripts are supervised.

General discussion about transcript supervision experience.

HOME ASSIGNMENTS:

Curated VSNT.live follow up learning videos and readings

5 Top Narrative Therapy Questions to Memorize

 

** SUPERVISEE INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION BEGINS IN FEBRUARY AND DATES ARRANGED THROUGH THEIR PERSONAL SUPERVISOR

** Please Note: VSNT faculty have the capacity to Supervise participant transcripts in the following languages: Chinese/Cantonese, Danish, English, Norwegian, and Spanish.

WEEKEND FIVE

March 11/12. 2023
PARTICIPANT LIVE COUNTER-STORY INTERVIEWS

DAY ONE: Developing Questions and Therapeutic Letters through interactive Participant Live Counter-story Interviews and close-up interrogations of small group questions 

DAY TWO (MORNING): Live Supervision demonstration. Unaltered session transcripts with several volunteer supervisees are supervised

HOME ASSIGNMENTS:
Curated VSNT.live follow up learning videos and readings 

5 Top Narrative Therapy Questions to Memorize 

** MARCH SUPERVISEE INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION DATES ARRANGED THROUGH THEIR PERSONAL SUPERVISOR

WEEKEND SIX

April 1/2, 2023
FINAL WEEKEND

DAY ONE (MORNING): 

Small group guided practice tricks and interviewing skills of the following narrative practices:

1) Relational Externalizing,

2) Relative Influence Questions

3) Unique Outcome Moments,

4) Double Listening,

5) Relational re-membering conversations,

6) Re-authoring conversations, and,

7) A counter-file method for taking in-session narrative therapy notes. 

 

DAY ONE (AFTERNOON): Bring your favourite narrative therapy question to class day.

 

DAY TWO (MORNING): Live Supervision demonstration. Unaltered session transcripts with several volunteer supervisees are supervised.

 

DAY TWO (AFTERNOON): GRADUATION DRINKS PARTY CEREMONY

 

HOME ASSIGNMENTS:

Curated VSNT.live follow up learning videos and readings

5 Top Narrative Therapy Questions to Memorize

** APRIL SUPERVISEE INDIVIDUAL SUPERVISION DATES ARRANGED THROUGH THEIR PERSONAL SUPERVISOR

WEEKEND SEVEN

MAY 2023 (date TBA)
FOLLOWUP WEEKEND

**FEBRUARY 2023 – APRIL 2023**
ONE TO ONE TRANSCRIPT SUPERVISION

PLEASE NOTE: Individual and group Supervision of supervisees session transcripts are scheduled separately through your assigned VSNT Faculty supervisor.

PLEASE NOTE: Growing in confidence, knowledge, and agility – on January 30th 2023 supervisees submit the first of their two unaltered session transcripts. They begin meeting individually with their assigned VSNT Faculty supervisor beginning in February 2023. 

PLEASE NOTE: All participant supervisees assigned to the same small group and Supervisor are offered ACCESS to watch members of their small group’s monthly individual transcript supervision session (Affording supervisees time to experience a variety of individual Narrative Therapy transcript supervision sessions per month)


PLEASE NOTE: Participants submit a total of two (minimum) 20-minute unaltered transcripts of a recent therapy session to their assigned supervisor. Your assigned VSNT Faculty supervisor will then take time before they meet with the supervisee to go thoroughly read through and make comments on your transcript – question by question.

 

PLEASE NOTE: One purpose of our VSNT supervision transcript exercise is to allow the supervisor time to thoroughly question the supervisee’s ecology of the receiving context that shaped and influenced the questions they are asking in the therapy session. 

PLEASE NOTE: Another purpose of our VSNT supervision transcript exercise is designed to take a close-up look at the anatomy of the supervisee questions asked. Discussing each question’s purpose, politic, direction, intention, movement etc.

PLEASE NOTE: Another purpose of our VSNT supervision transcript exercise is to discuss if the supervisee’s ecology of the receiving context that shaped and influenced their questions is consistent with the questions they submitted in their transcript. 

PLEASE NOTE: Within the VSNT framework of supervision the supervisor goes through each question in the transcript and provides the supervisee a list of alternative other questions they as therapists might consider asking in response to the supervisee’s clients response.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"I loved all the information and getting it from such high quality professionals. It was amazing to be able to see them all in action. The live demonstrations were probably my favourite part, as well as all of the discussion."

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