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Stephen Madigan MSW, MSc, PhD
        Director of VSNT Training

Narrative Therapy
1st, 2nd & 3rd Edition

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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 accompanied by a six session video set documented using an eight person film team of Stephen's live narrative therapy work.
 

In 2019 the APA published the Second Edition of Narrative Therapy (ranked #2 on the top ten psychotherapy training books - the DSM-V ranked 5th.). The text richly explores new practice and theoretical developments that more fully engage contextualizing problems and persons within the relational and political influences that shape them. The reader is guided towards discussions on what Stephen feels are the best practice developments shaping the future of narrative therapy practice.

**Please note: Stephen is just completing the Third Edition
of Narrative Therapy for APA - coming out Fall 2024 

Michael White and Stephen Madigan
Adelaide Australia,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


Each year from 2012 - 2023 Stephen travelled to teach narrative therapy workshops across 5 continents. Climate change considerations has him travelling a fair bit less.

                                                                                   

2024

January 27-28, 2024 (sold out)

Foundations - Level Two: Applied Skills Of Narrative Practice
Developing Narrative Therapy Questions and Therapeutic Letters Certificate

 
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. Questions: narrativevancouver@gmail.com or register here on the site.

February 23rd-25th & March 2nd-3rd, 2024 (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 Sasha at: narrativevancouver@gmail.com and 604-688-7860, or register here on the VSNT site.

March 29-31st and April 13-14th, 2024

Narrative Therapy Advanced Skills of Practice 5-Day TRAINING (sold out)

Advanced Weekend One - Advance Practice with Couples, Families, Individuals

Advanced Weekend Two: Advanced Practice with Violence/Trauma, Neurobiology, Psychedelic Medicines, + Theory.

April 2-3, 2024

Cáceres, SPAIN - LIVE 

Annual 2-day Foundations Certificate Training Intensive in the foundations, fundamentals, and politic of narrative therapy for the Masters in Narrative Therapy Program at the University of Extremadura. Subtitled therapy session videos and highly interactive course. Spanish translators. 

 

April, 5-6, 2024

Barcelona, SPAIN - LIVE 

Annual 2-day Foundations Certificate Training Intensive in Narrative Therapy informed Relational Interviewing (NIRI) 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 

May 3-5, 2024

Foundations - Level Three: Advanced Skills Of Narrative Practice (sold out)

VSNT faculty are dramatically reshaping the ideas and practices of Narrative Therapy. Join us for a powerful, 5-day training intensive over 2 weekends that promises to improve your application and knowledge of narrative therapy.

Weekend One: Couples, Groups and Families + Weekend Two: Neurobiology, Trauma + Narrative Interviews with the Body. VSNT Faculty include: Rosa Arteaga (Canada/Mexico), Julia Gerlitz (Canada), Helene Grau Kristensen (Denmark), Stephen Madigan (Canada), David Marsten (USA),Todd May (USA), David Nylund (USA), Jack Saul (USA). 

Questions please contact Sasha: narrativevancouver@gmail.com or register here on the site.

 

May 24th-26th & June 1st-2nd, 2024 (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, and one brilliant philosopher. Questions? Please contact Sasha at: narrativevancouver@gmail.com and 604-688-7860, or register here on the VSNT site.

September 20-22nd & 28/29th, 2024

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, and one brilliant philosopher. Questions? Please contact Sasha at: narrativevancouver@gmail.com and 604-688-7860, or register here on the VSNT site.

November 7-9, 2024 LIVE

Vancouver, Canada

Therapeutic Conversations 22 Conference

The Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy is inspired to bring our community the very best narrative therapy informed thinkers and therapists from across the world ~ LIVE! All practice based workshops are skill focused and designed to demonstrate (with videos and unaltered transcripts, and live interviews) the latest developments in narrative therapy theory and practice with children, families, couple relationships, groups, and communities. Questions? Please contact Sasha at: narrativevancouver@gmail.com and 604-688-7860, or register here on the VSNT site.

 

December​ 6-7, 2024 

Vancouver, Canada

Couple Therapy: Narrative Therapy Informed Relational Interviewing (NIRI) with Conflicted Couple Relationships.

More information coming soon.

2025

February/March, 2025 (Dates TBA)

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 Sasha at: narrativevancouver@gmail.com and 604-688-7860, or register here on the VSNT site.

 

March 20-23, 2025 LIVE

Washington, DC

Psychotherapy Networker Conference - It is rare that Stephen teaches at 'general' conferences anymore. However he has taken up a kind invitation to present at the Networker again. He presents on Narrative Therapy informed Relational Interviewing (NIRI) with highly conflicted couple relationships.

 

March 28-29, 2025 LIVE

Barcelona, SPAIN

 

Annual 2-day Certificate Training Intensive in narrative therapy informed Relational Interviewing (NIRI), with high conflict couples. University of  Barcelona. Subtitled couple therapy session videos and highly interactive course. Spanish translators. Contact Dr Adrian Montesano: adrianmontesano@gmail.com 

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.

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