Online Seminar Series

About Lorraine, PhD

Lorraine is a well-known and well-loved veteran narrative therapist who has turned the world of modern-day grief psychology completely upside down. She specializes in working within a post-structural, narrative therapy framework with people who are dying as well as with families after a loved one has died. She is a Professor and Coordinator at California State University in the Masters of  Counselling program in San Bernardino,  a longtime Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy faculty member, the proprietor of The Fabula Center for Counselling and training, and co-author of: The Crafting of Grief: Constructing Aesthetic Responses to Loss (2017). With grace, wisdom and compassion Lorraine guides participants through  new theoretical and narrative practice understandings with both taped and live interview

“Re-membering” demonstrations

When Trouble Enters Relationships

Between the Living and the Dead

Lorraine Hedtke, PhD

The workshop demonstrates Lorraine's original narrative therapy work on how to navigate conversations between the living and the dead when the relationship was fraught with conflict, indifference, challenge, abuse, and when a person dies by their own hand or through ways that feel sudden and tragic. 

Through either LIVE demonstration or taped interviews, Lorraine guides participants on how to reconfigure and re-aggregate connections between the living and the dead so that: a) the voice of the dead can be re-purposed and re-membered into a more loving lived experience, b) the relationship does not continue to be tyrannical or create wounds for a grieving heart. 

Workshop Date: December 5th, 2020

Time: 8:15 am - 2:15 pm Pacific Daylight Time

Prices: $125 CAD Professionals

$80 CAD Students and members

About David, PhD

David is a Professor of Social Work at California State University Sacramento, Clinical Director/Supervisor of the award winning Gender Health Centre, and longtime Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy faculty member. He conducts ongoing narrative therapy workshops for mental health professionals worldwide, written two 'must read' books, and published over 55 articles on Narrative Therapy. His newest book on Queer Informed Narrative Therapy will be out in the Spring of 2021. David teaches through videos, unaltered transcripts and live interview demonstrations.

About Alex, MA

Alex Filippelli (He/they pronouns) is a queer and trans white settler and documented foreign worker. They have 10 years of non-profit management and direct service experience, 5 of them providing Trans and LGBQ-affirming care, and another 5 working in violence prevention education in sexual assault centers. Alex holds an MSW from the University of Victoria, Canada and is currently a lecturer with California State University, Sacramento’s Division of Social Work. Their research interests and practice areas are LGBTQ+ affirming care, narrative therapy, anti-oppressive education, community-based and participatory research methods

Queer-Informed Narrative Therapy

Alex Filippelli, MA & David Rock Nylund, Phd

Alex and Rock’s workshop will highlight the key values and practices of Queer-Informed Narrative Therapy. Participants will:

  1. Learn and unpack heteronormativity and cisnormativity;

  2. Learn the key tenets of Queer and new Trans theory;

  3. Develop relationally centered narrative therapy informed practices to advocate for queer and trans lives. 


Workshop Date: Saturday January, 23rd

Prices: $125 CAD Professionals

$80 CAD Students and members

About Rosa, MA

Rosa is the clinical supervisor within a multi-disciplinary team with a non-profit anti-violence women’s organization, long time Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy faculty member, and trains world wide. She developed a unique and innovative narrative therapy/ social justice/ feminist inspired therapeutic practice to support girls and women of all ages, and diverse backgrounds who are experiencing complex trauma and violence. She guides the participant inside the complexities of gender violence through story-telling, her session videos and unaltered transcripts.

Navigating the intersection of Lands, Mind & Body. Narrative Therapy with Racialized Girls and Women Who Have Experienced Gender Violence

Rosa Arteaga, MA

The workshop highlights Rosa's original narrative therapy work through a feminist intersectional analysis. She will introduce participants to a practice designed to assist girls and women who are navigating the complex impacts of gender violence and complicated by the oppressive societal ideologies that frequently characterize the lives of racialized girls and women. 

Workshop Date and Registration Available Soon

About Stephen, PhD

Stephen is an award winning narrative therapist, best selling author, Training Director of the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy, content manager of, and long time supervisor to Norway’s High Couple Conflict Teams. The 2nd Edition of his book Narrative Therapy was published in March 2019. He teaches, trains and supervises world wide through his therapy session videos, unaltered transcripts, and Live interview demonstrations.

New Developments in Narrative Therapy Informed Relational Interviewing with Conflicted Couple Relationships

Stephen Madigan, PhD and international guests

Stephen first invented Narrative Therapy informed Relational Interviewing as a response to the suffering couples were experiencing through popular individualist, dysfunction focused methods of Couple Therapy.


The RI Couple Workshop introduces participants to:

  1. A practice of couple therapy where relationships are entirely relational;

  2. A reconstruction of relational values before deconstructing conflict;

  3. Re-membering the full relationship story versus the partial story of suffering/conflict;

  4. Practices of relationship focused empathy and compassion;

  5. Letter writing the relationship;

  6. Involving a community of relational support.

  7. Relational Interviewing Supervision.

Stephen demonstrates his most current practice of Relational Interviewing through unaltered transcripts, relational letter writing, and a variety of video taped sessions with international couple relationships.

Workshop Date and Registration Available Soon


"I loved all the information and getting it from such high quality professionals. It was amazing to be able to see them all in action. The live demonstrations were probably my favourite part, as well as all of the discussion."

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