Couple Therapy Training


Narrative Therapy Informed Relational Interviewing with Conflicted Couple Relationships 

June 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2022

Stephen Madigan PhD with Todd May PhD

Stephen first created the practice of narrative therapy informed Relational Interviewing to offer an alternative, non-essentialist, non-individualist, street sense/common sense relational response to conflicted relationships being brought to couple therapy.


Philosopher Todd May has been instrumental in teaching Stephen theoretical ideas to explain the practice. At points throughout the workshop he guides participants through the many creative complexities and theoretical understandings of Relational Interviewing.

The most recent practice developments of Relational Interviewing are shown through video demonstrations of Stephen's work with conflicted couple relationships in Canada, Noway, and the USA.


Participants improve upon their couple therapy practice through:

  1. Understanding a new theoretical framework underlying a narrative therapy informed practice of Relational Interviewing;

  2. Why a respectful move away from traditional narrative couple therapy work occurred;

  3. Numerous relational interviewing practices are discussed and demonstrated through recent couple therapy videos working with conflicted couple relationships;

  4. Witness dramatic readings from conflicted couple's who retrieved the relationships relational values through relational letter written from the relationships perspective.

Dates: June 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2022

1/2 day followup TBA

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

Location: Classes will be taught live through Zoom video conferencing

Professional: $475 CAD (+ tax)

Students/ members: $300 CAD (+ tax)


"The Relational Interviewing workshop offers a paradise for any couple therapist - especially those with a narrative therapy soul. Powerful! Brilliant! Bravo Stephen!"

- January 2020 Participant, Hong Kong, China

"Where has Relational Interviewing been all my life! The workshop ended my search to find a meaningful framework of couple therapy. I can not thank you enough."

- May 2021 Participant, Los Angeles, California

"I could not fail to tell you that your Relational Interviewing course was not only significant in relation to my professional mediation practice. It also made all the difference to my married life.  My husband loved the concept of fidelity to the foundational values of the relationship!  Thank you so much for that!" 

October 2021 Participant, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


"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."