Six Month Supervision Cross-Training
Immersion Course

Supervision Cross-Training Immersion

CE credits granted by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

November 2022 - April 2023 (+ follow up)
*Limited to 30 Participants

VSNT Cross Training Supervision is a hard-working immersion into the theoretical, ecological, emotional, relational, and deeply political experience of what allows the beauty of narrative practice so compelling.

 

VSNT's 6-month Cross Training Supervision immersion experience is designed to begin training up and supervising a new generation of brilliant narrative therapists and teachers.

 

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

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

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

Primary Supervisors & Teaching Faculty:

Christine Dennstedt, PhD (Canada), Helen Grau-Kristensen, MA (Denmark), 

Stephen Madigan, PhD (Canada), Todd May, PhD (USA) David Nylund, PhD (USA)

Guest Supervisors: Rosa Arteaga, MA (Canada/Mexico),

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.

Dates: November 18/19/20, 2022, December 03/04, 2022, January 07/08, 2023, February 11/12, 2023, March 11/12, 2023, April 1/2, 2023

Please Note: Individual Supervisee transcript supervision dates assigned by their VSNT faculty supervisor February to April 2023.

 

Time: 8:15 am - 2:15 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (Vancouver, BC)

Location: All sessions are taught live through Zoom video conferencing

Professional: $2,200.00 CAD + tax (Note = approx. $1591.00 US Dollars)

Students/ VSNT.live members: $1800.00 CAD + tax (= approx. $1301. US Dollars)

**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, agencies, 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.

 

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 (MORNING): Ecology of Ideas Shaping a Narrative Therapy Question.

Guided visualization and mapping of the values, politic, and preferred knowledges involved with the Ecology of the Receiving Context a VSNT trained Narrative Therapist Receives Client Stories Into.

DAY ONE (AFTERNOON): 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 (MORNING):

VSNT resident philosopher Todd May hosts new philosophical discussions on the ideas of Cavarero, Deleuze, Foucault, Merleau-Ponty and, makes the argument that Michael White made a bad choice with Derrida.

Throughout the supervision course he brings participants forward into a rethinking of narrative practices specific to the subjects of memory, relationships, care, creativity, the body, difference, values & more.

 

DAY TWO (AFTERNOON):  Live Supervision demonstration. Unaltered session transcript of a VSNT Faculty member is supervised. General discussion about transcript supervision experience.

DAY THREE: Let the fun begin!

Developing Narrative Therapy Questions and Therapeutic Letters through interactive Live Faculty Counter-story Interviews. Close-up analysis and learning through participant supervisee small group interviewing response/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. Developing Questions and Therapeutic Letters through interactive Live Faculty Counter-story Interviews and close-up interrogations of supervisee small group response/questions 

DAY ONE (AFTERNOON): Live Supervision transcript demonstrations. Unaltered session transcripts of VSNT Faculty members are supervised 

DAY TWO (MORNING): Discussion of Key Interviewing Practices and Questions + Small group practice interviewing: Relational Externalizing + Relative Influence Questions + Unique Outcome Moments
 
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: Review of VSNT.live follow up learning videos and readings + 5 Top Narrative Questions to Memorize + 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 TWO: (MORNING)

VSNT resident philosopher Todd May hosts new philosophical discussions on the ideas of Cavarero, Deleuze, Merleau-Ponty and, makes the argument that Michael White made a bad choice with Derrida.

Throughout the supervision course he brings participants forward into a rethinking of narrative practices specific to the subjects of memory, relationships, care, creativity, the body, difference, values & more.

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 + 5 Top Narrative Questions to Memorize + 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 TWO (MORNING): Live transcript Supervision demonstration. Unaltered session transcripts ~ volunteer supervisees 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."