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.

Please note: Third Edition coming in 2023 (:

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
2022~2023

                                                                                       Spring~Fall 2022

May 04-06, 2022

BERGEN, NORWAY - LIVE 

3rd Annual Nordic Narrative Therapy Conference (Sold Out)

Co-sponsored by Narativ Praxis Bergen & the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. Presenters from Canada, Denmark, Norway & USA. Worlds top narrative therapists discussing their latest practice ideas.  Register and view Conference Training Schedule and Presenter Bios here on this VSNT site. Register here on this site - or in Norway at: https://narrativbergen.wixsite.com/napabe. 240 seat capacity. 75% sold. Norwegian Contacts: cecilie.kristiansen@bufetat.no or siv@askele.no.

June 03-04-05, 2022 - ONLINE

Stephen Madigan & Todd May (Sold Out)

Narrative Therapy Informed Relational Interviewing with Conflicted Couple Relationships 

Stephen first invented narrative therapy informed Relational Interviewing to offer an alternative, non-individualist, and common sense relational response for conflicted relationships being brought to Couple Therapy.​ VSNT philosopher Todd May has been instrumental in introducing/furthering a wide variety of new the theoretical ideas to the practice understandings of Relational Interviewing. Working together Stephen and Todd show the consistent link and coherency between their non-individualist theories with the non-individualist practice.  Stephen demonstrates a wide variety of video taped sessions with conflicted couple relationships he's worked with in Canada, Norway and the USA. Questions: narrativevancouver@gmail.com or you can register here on the site.​

June 17th-19th & 25th -26th, 2022 - ONLINE 

Bonus 1/2 Day Followup: July 10, 2022 (Sold Out)

Foundations & Fundamentals of Narrative Therapy Practice prepares participants for practice! Teaches key narrative therapy practice fundamentals at the heart of narrative therapy through close up discussion, faculty videos and Live interviews. Foundations Level Certificate Training Course faculty include 5 world class narrative therapists, a critical race scholar and one brilliant philosopher. Questions? Please contact Robin at: narrativevancouver@gmail.com and 604-688-7860, or register here on the VSNT site.

 

September 09-11, 2022 - ONLINE

Stephen Madigan, David Nylund, with Todd May

Skills of Narrative Practice (Sold Out)

Practice, practice, practice. Applied Skills for Narrative Practice certificate course is designed through all-day LIVE interactive demonstration counter-story narrative interviews. Participant's experience the faculties supervisory reflections and feedback regarding their own 'in workshop' development of narrative therapy questions and therapeutic letters.

Taught by narrative therapy supervisors Stephen Madigan & David Nylund with philosopher Todd May providing the theory behind the practice of question development. Questions: narrativevancouver@gmail.com or register here on the site.​

September 30-October 2, 2022 & October 8-9, 2022 - ONLINE 

Bonus 1/2 Day Followup: October 22, 2022 (Sold Out)

Foundations & Fundamentals of Narrative Therapy Practice prepares participants for practice! Teaches key narrative therapy practice fundamentals at the heart of narrative therapy through close up discussion, faculty videos and Live interviews. Foundations Level Certificate Training Course faculty include 5 world class narrative therapists, a critical race scholar and one brilliant philosopher. Questions? Please contact Robin at: narrativevancouver@gmail.com and 604-688-7860, or register here on the VSNT site.

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 +) (Due to immersion course design and purpose we have only a limited registration)

NARRATIVE THERAPY SUPERVISION CROSS TRAINING CERTIFICATE IMMERSION COURSE (Designed for our next generation!)

Stephen and selected VSNT Faculty members teach this new Cross Training Supervision course they have purposefully designed to fundamentally change a participants therapeutic flexibility, agility, ability skill, cleverness, confidence, and curiosity by continually altering and challenging the supervisee’s theoretical, emotional, political, and narrative practice learning experience.** PLEASE NOTE: Individual Supervisee transcript supervision dates assigned by their individually assigned VSNT faculty supervisor (February to April 2023)

 

Supervision Weekend Two December 03/04, 2022. NARRATIVE THERAPY SUPERVISION CROSS TRAINING CERTIFICATE IMMERSION COURSE (Designed for our next generation!)

NARRATIVE THERAPY ADVANCED SKILLS OF PRACTICE TRAINING (December 2022 + 2023 dates) 

Weekend One: December 9-10, 2022

Skills of Practice - Lost Art of Narrative Family Therapy:

Working with Children,Youth and Families + Narrative Therapy with Eating Disorders

Christine Dennstedt PhD, Stephen Madigan PhD, David Nylund PhD  

2023

 

 NARRATIVE THERAPY SUPERVISION CROSS TRAINING CERTIFICATE IMMERSION COURSE (Designed for our next generation!)

Weekend Three: January 07/08, 2023, Weekend Four February 11/12, 2023, 

Weekend Five March 11/12, 2023, Weekend six April 1/2, 2023 +

 

 Advanced Weekend Two: January 28-29, 2023

NARRATIVE THERAPY ADVANCED SKILLS OF PRACTICE TRAINING 

Skills of Practice - Narrative Therapy informed Relational Interviewing with Couples 

Helene Grau Kristensen MA, Stephen Madigan PhD, Todd May PhD

Advanced Weekend Three: February 4-5, 2023

NARRATIVE THERAPY ADVANCED SKILLS OF PRACTICE TRAINING 

Skills of Practice - Narrative Therapy, Neurobiology, Trauma, and the Body.

Rosa Arteaga MA & Jeff Zimmerman PhD

 

February/March (Dates TBA) LIVE 

Trondheim, Norway 

LIVE Supervision with the Family Therapy High Couple Conflict Teams. Stephen works live with conflicted couple relationships over the course of two days with the clinic's Response Team sitting behind the one way mirror. The team and Stephen put into practice the 4-step Relational Supervision Response Team framework they invented. Closed to the public.

 

February/March (Dates TBA) LIVE 

South-Rogaland Norway

Two-day Foundations & Fundamentals of Narrative Therapy Practice of key narrative therapy practice fundamentals. Stephen teaches through close up discussion,individual, couple and family therapy videos and Live interviews.  Please contact: Hege Helliesen Hadland at hegehelliesen.hadland@bufetat.no

February/March (Dates TBA) LIVE 

Oslo, Norway (The Institute for Active Psychotherapy)

Two-day Foundations & Fundamentals of Narrative Therapy Practice of key narrative therapy practice fundamentals. Stephen teaches through close up discussion, individual, couple and family therapy videos and Live interviews. Please contact: Randi Skjerve: randi.skjerve@gmail.com 

March 16-17-18, 2023 

BERGEN, NORWAY - LIVE

Annual 3-day Foundations & Fundamentals Certificate Training Intensive + Relational Interviewing with Conflicted couple relationships - with the University of Bergen. This highly interactive course is taught through multiple family, couple and individual narrative therapy session videos filmed in Canada, Norway and the USA.

April, 18-19, 2023

CASERES, SPAIN - LIVE 

Annual 2-day Foundations Certificate Training Intensive in Relational Interviewing with high conflict couple relationships for the University of Extramadura Masters in Narrative Therapy Program. Subtitled couple therapy session videos from Canada, Norway and USA and highly interactive course. Spanish translators.

Contact Carlos Chimpen: masterterapianarrativa@gmail.com

April, 21-22, 2023

BARCELONA, SPAIN  - LIVE 

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. Contact Dr Adrian Montesano: adrianmontesano@gmail.com

August 17-20 2023

CALGARY, CANADA - LIVE

“Bringing Forth Generativities Within Relational Disquiet” Karl Tomm and the Calgary Family Therapy Centre 50th Anniversary Conference. Stephen invited to present a 3 hour workshop (Thursday) and a keynote address (Saturday). For information: debbie.baker@familytherapy.org

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.