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- 2022

(Unfortunately due to COVID-19 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 (Sold Out)

Advanced Participants interact and learn how VSNT faculty's narrative therapy practice and theoretical understandings have dramatically changed. **We accept 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 (Sold Out)

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 (Sold Out)

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 23 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.
 

September 24-26 & October 2-3, 2021 - ONLINE (Sells out 6 weeks ahead of start date)

Bonus 1/2 Day Followup: October 16th, 2021 

Foundations & Fundamentals of Narrative Therapy Practice prepares 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, a critical race scholar and one brilliant philosopher. Questions? Please contact Robin at: narrativevancouver@gmail.com and 604-688-7860. Register here on the site.

October 14, 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.

October 21-22 October 1, 2021, 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Online

Narrative Therapy Training in Family Mediation through narrative therapy informed Relational Interviewing. Stephen's training workshops are the result of the partnership between IDD PUC-Rio, GIMEC PUC-Rio and MEDIARE. Please contact: Mia, Renata, Samantha, Tania, Edmundo e Maria at: pucriogimec@gmail.com

October 28-29, 2021, 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Online

Narrative Therapy Training in Family Mediation through narrative therapy informed Relational Interviewing. Stephen's training workshops are the result of the partnership between IDD PUC-Rio, GIMEC PUC-Rio and MEDIARE. Please contact: Mia, Renata, Samantha, Tania, Edmundo e Maria at: pucriogimec@gmail.com

November 12-14, 2021- ONLINE (Sells out 3 weeks ahead of start date)

Bonus 1/2 Day Followup: TBA 

Applied Skills for Narrative Practice - Level One  provides an up close and personal, interactive, hands on experience to help participants move away from the struggle and agony of not knowing what to do when sitting with clients in the therapy room. Each participant will continually experience the faculties transparent critical and encouraging reflections about participant's work - as they learn to more creatively develop narrative therapy questions and therapeutic letters.VSNT faculty: Stephen Madigan and David (Rock) Nylund - practicing narrative therapists with tens of thousands of therapy hours sitting in the narrative therapy chair and - the brilliant teacher and philosopher Todd May - author of 16 books including books on Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze. Register here on the site. For questions please contact Robin at: 604-6887860 or narrativevancouver@gmail.com.

November, 2021 (dates to be announced)

5 - DAY Advanced Narrative Practice for Advanced Practitioners (sells out 4 weeks ahead of start date)

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

November 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.

 

November 25-26, 2021

BERGEN, NORWAY - Online (possibly live!)

Annual 2-day Foundations & Fundamentals Certificate Training Intensive with the University of Bergen. This highly interactive course is taught through multiple family, couple and individual narrative therapy session videos.

December 9, 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.

                                                                                       

2022

May 04-06, 2022

BERGEN, NORWAY - LIVE 

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 and Families, Conflicted Couples, Foucault/Individualism/Power, Opioid Crisis, Trauma, Gender Violence, Homelessness, Relational Supervision, Grief and Loss, New perspectives on Alcohol and Drug Misuse, Tree of Life, Queer informed Narrative Therapy Practice, Advanced Skills and more. Worlds top narrative therapists discussing their latest practice ideas.  Register and view conference training schedule here on this VSNT site.

220 seat capacity. 40% sold. Norwegian Contacts: cecilie.kristiansen@bufetat.no or siv@askele.no.

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.