Stephen Madigan MSW, MSc, PhD
Director of VSNT Training
In 2011 the American Psychological Association (APA) released Stephen Madigan’s book Narrative Therapy. This amazing little 'book that could' reached a massive audience and went on to become a 'best seller'. 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)
Teaching and Supervision Schedule 2021
(Unfortunately due to COVID-19 many workshops were cancelled or postponed until after a vaccination is discovered. Below are the dates we can confirm)
October 22 & November 12, 2020
BERGEN & TRONDHEIM NORWAY - ONLINE
Ongoing Relational Interviewing Supervision with High Conflict Couple Therapy Teams through broad based theory and practice discussion, unaltered Norwegian to English translated session transcripts, and videos.
November 23 & 24, 2020
BERGEN, NORWAY - ONLINE
Annual 4-day Foundations Certificate Training Intensive in Narrative Therapy at the University of Bergen (reduced to 2 days because of COVID). Live demonstrations, session videos, and highly interactive course.
BUENOS ARIES, ARGENTINA - ONLINE
Annual 2 and 3-day Foundations Certificate Training Intensive in Narrative Therapy. Live demonstrations, session videos, and highly interactive course. Spanish translators.
HONG KONG, CHINA - ONLINE
Contemporary practices in narrative therapy informed Relational Practice lnterviewing. New proposals on conflict, practice and narrative values. Contact
February, 19th, 20th & 21st, 27th and 28th, 2021
Bonus Day Follow-up: March 6th, 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 many of the top narrative therapists in the world. Register here on the site. Questions? Please contact Robin at: and 604-688-7860.
February, 21st, 27th and 28th, 2021
Bonus Day Follow-up: March 6th, 2021
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: and 604-688-7860 if you have questions.
BARCELONA, SPAIN - Hopefully LIVE
Annual 3-day Foundations Certificate Training Intensive in Narrative Therapy at the University of Barcelona. Live demonstrations, session videos, and highly interactive course. Spanish translators.
May 5-7, 2021
BERGEN, NORWAY - LIVE
Co-sponsored by Narativ Praxis Bergen & the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. Presenters from Canada, Denmark, Norway & USA on Children, Couples, Families, Foucault/Individualism/Power, Suicide, Trauma, 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: or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 3-6, 2021
TORONTO, CANADA - LIVE
Co-sponsored by George Brown College of Social Work & the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. Presenters from Canada, Denmark & USA: workshops on Children, Couples, Families, Foucault, Gender Violence, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Advanced Practice and more. Worlds top narrative therapists discussing their latest practice ideas. Register here on this site.