Stephen Madigan MSW, MSc, PhD
        Director of VSNT Training
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Narrative Therapy

2nd Edition

In 2011 the American Psychological Association (APA) released Stephen Madigan’s book Narrative Therapy. This amazing little 'book that could' reached a massive international audience and went on to become a 'best seller'. The book is now accompanied by a six session video by an eight person film team of Stephen's live therapy work.

 

In 2019 the APA published the Second Edition of Narrative Therapy. This new text richly explores the amazing world wide renaissance in narrative therapy and guides the reader towards the most contemporary and exciting new practice developments that are shaping the future of our practice.

Michael White and Stephen Madigan, 1992

In this Second Edition, Stephen Madigan does a superb job of “remembering the future” of narrative therapy by drawing on the rich traditions of its past and taking us to the multiple developments of the present.  He catches Michael White’s voracious appetite for learning new ideas and sweeps us up into whirlwind of iterations of narrative—true to the original innovative thinking.  Both those new to the narrative approach as well as longtime theoreticians and practitioners will delight in this explication.
 

— Victoria Dickerson, Ph.D., President, American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA)

Stephen Madigan
Teaching and Supervision Schedule 2021

(Unfortunately due to COVID-19 many numerous workshops were cancelled or postponed until it's safe to travel again. Below are the dates we can confirm)

2021

January 2021

HONG KONG, CHINA - ONLINE

Annual 3-day Certificate Training. Contemporary Practices in Narrative Therapy Informed Relational Practice lnterviewing: New proposals on conflict, practice and narrative values. Contact sskleung@hkbu.edu.hk

February, 11, 2021

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY - ONLINE

Regular Ongoing Monthly Supervision with Family Therapy High Couple Conflict Teams. Relational Interviewing in session transcript supervision, therapy videos, and consultation.

 

February, 19th, 20th & 21st, 27th and 28th, 2021 - Online

Bonus Day Follow-up: March 6th, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

VANCOUVER, CANADA: FOUNDATIONS TRAINING (LEVEL ONE) ONLINE

Preparing participants for practice! Teaches key narrative therapy practice fundamentals and theory of Michel Foucault. Foundations Level Certificate Training Course faculty include 6 world class narrative therapists and one brilliant philosopher. Register here on the site. Questions? Please contact Robin at: narrativevancouver@gmail.com and 604-688-7860.

February, 21st, 27th and 28th, 2021 - Online

Bonus Day Follow-up: March 6th, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

VANCOUVER, CANADA: DEVELOPING QUESTIONS (LEVEL TWO) ONLINE

Teaching Faculty: Helene Grau (Denmark), Stephen Madigan (Canada), Todd May (USA) and David Nylund (USA).

Developing Practice Questions and Therapeutic Letters. Advanced certificate course in developing the craft of narrative therapy questions and therapeutic letters. We find it is in the participants best interests to have previously taken the VSNT Foundations training or equivalent to register. Please check with Robin at: 604-688-7860 and narrativevancouver@gmail.com if you have questions.

 

March 4, 2021

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY - ONLINE

Regular Ongoing Monthly Supervision with Family Therapy High Couple Conflict Teams. Relational Interviewing in session transcript supervision, therapy videos, and consultation.

March 11, 2021

NEW YORK CITY - ONLINE

Global Perspectives on Family Law. Keynote Speaker. Speaking alongside 5 International Family Law Judges and Lawyers from Brazil, Japan, New York and London. Designed for Family Lawyers, Mediators, Judges and Psychologists. Hosted by NYC Women's Bar Association and Family Kind.

 

March 18, 2021

TRONDHEIM, NORWAY - ONLINE

Regular Ongoing Monthly Supervision with Family Therapy High Couple Conflict Teams. Relational Interviewing in session transcript supervision, therapy videos, and consultation.

April 8, 2021

TRONDHEIM/BERGEN, NORWAY - ONLINE

Regular Ongoing Monthly Supervision with Family Therapy High Couple Conflict Teams from Trondheim & Bergen. Relational Interviewing in session transcript supervision, therapy videos, and consultation.

April, 14-15 2021

CASERES, SPAIN - ONLINE

Annual 2-day Foundations Certificate Training Intensive in Narrative Therapy at the University of Extramadura Masters in Narrative Therapy Program. Live demonstrations, session videos, and highly interactive course. Spanish translators. 

April, 29 - 30, 2021

BARCELONA, SPAIN - ONLINE

Annual 2-day Foundations Certificate Training Intensive in Relational Interviewing with high conflict couple relationships for the Sex and Couple Therapy Program at the University of Barcelona. Subtitled couple therapy session videos and highly interactive course. Spanish translators. 

MAY 14, 15, 16, 29 & 30 - ONLINE

5 - DAY Advanced Narrative Practice for Advanced Practitioners (NEW COURSE)

Advanced Participants interact and learn how VSNT faculty's narrative therapy practice and theoretical understandings have dramatically changed. **We all levels of practicing narrative therapists, Supervisors, Professors (all former VSNT 5-day Foundations participants qualify.)

 

Online Teaching Faculty: Rosa Arteaga (Mexico/Canada), Harjeet Badwell (Canada), Alex Filippelli (USA), Helene Grau (Denmark), Stephen Madigan (Canada), David Marsten (USA), Todd May (USA), Aaron Munro (Canada), David Nylund (USA). Register on the site. Questions? Please contact Robin at: narrativevancouver@gmail.com and 604-688-7860.

JUNE 11, 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2021 - ONLINE (Sells out 5 weeks ahead of start date)

Bonus Day Followup: July 10, 2021 

VANCOUVER, CANADA: Foundations training (Level one) ONLINE

Preparing participants for practice! Teaches key narrative therapy practice fundamentals and theory of Michel Foucault. Foundations Level Certificate Training Course faculty include 5 world class narrative therapists and one brilliant philosopher. Register here on the site. Questions? Please contact Robin at: narrativevancouver@gmail.com and 604-688-7860.

JUNE 18, 19 & 20, 2021 - ONLINE (Sells out 3 weeks ahead of start date)

Bonus Day Followup: July 10, 2021 

VANCOUVER, CANADA: Advanced Developing Questions ONLINE

Advanced Developing Questions Certificate Training Course faculty include is taught by narrative therapists Stephen Madigan, David Rock Nylund and philosopher Todd May. See site for clear explanations of how this unique learning course is structured. Register here on the site. Questions? Please contact Robin at: narrativevancouver@gmail.com and 604-688-7860.

 

August 4, 2021

SAO PAOLO BRAZIL - Online

Solo Pre-conference Workshop: Narrative Therapy Informed Relational Interviewing with Highly Conflicted Couple Relationships. 14th Brazilian Congress of Family Therapy: Family therapist's skills in multiple human contexts: social, business, legal, health, clinical, educational.  Contact: Silvana Silvestre), or Eliane Pelles: abratef@abratef.org.br

 

September, 22-24 2021

BERGEN, NORWAY - LIVE (we will know for certain on May 1, 2021)

3rd Annual Nordic Narrative Therapy Conference

Co-sponsored by Narativ Praxis Bergen & The Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. Presenters from Canada, Denmark, Norway & USA teaching on: Children, Couples, Families, Foucault/Individualism/Power, Suicide, Trauma, Gender Violence, Tree of Life, Queer informed Narrative Therapy Practice, Advanced Practice and more. Worlds top narrative therapists discussing their latest practice ideas.  Register here on this site.

220 seat capacity. 60% sold. Norwegian Contact: cecilie.kristiansen@bufetat.no or siv@askele.no.

September 30 - October 1, 2021, 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Online

Narrative TherapyTraining in Family Mediation through narrative therapy informed Relational Interviewing. The result of the partnership between IDD PUC-Rio, GIMEC PUC-Rio and MEDIARE.

October 8-9, 2021, 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Online

Narrative Therapy Training in Family Mediation through narrative therapy informed Relational Interviewing. The result of the partnership between IDD PUC-Rio, GIMEC PUC-Rio and MEDIARE.

Book Review: Narrative Therapy 2nd Edition

Stephen Madigan has done a brilliant job of conveying narrative therapy in a manner that is accessible while maintaining the richness and complexity of the concepts and practices. He seamlessly connects the theories that inform narrative therapy and the interventions the flow from those ideas.  Dr. Madigan is to be admired for his commitment and passion for circulating narrative practices to the larger therapy community.  Bravo!

David Nylund, MSW, PhD, Professor of Social Work, Sacramento State University and Director Gender Health Centre.