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November 2017

2018 Postgraduate Training in Narrative Therapy

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Part One: Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February 9.00am to 4.30pm
Part Two: Thursday 8 and Friday 9 March 9.00am to 4.30pm

Course Curriculum

This 32 hour course provides a comprehensive introduction for newcomers to Narrative Therapy, a way to
become more skilful for people who have some familiarity with narrative and an excellent review for more
experienced practitioners. The key ideas and practices will be covered in a relaxed and supportive
atmosphere with many opportunities for trainees to try out various methods.
Participants will also briefly explore the connections between storied lives and recent developments in
neuroscience and mindfulness.

As people learn in different ways, this concentrated practice-based course may be facilitated through a
variety of teaching methods including

guided exercises
demonstration interviews
group discussions
DVDs of the originators of Narrative Therapy
reading seminal articles and other literature

Click HERE to download more information and registration

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This innovative two-day training provides an intensive introduction to psychotherapeutic work with children, young people and their parents that utilises a modern psychodynamic approach.

The approach focuses on:

  • Time-limited therapy and counselling.
  • Working within a meaning-making framework that demonstrates how children and young people ‘speak’ their families through their behaviour.
  • A therapeutic process that gives children, parents and young people the practical and emotional tools to problem solve future challenges.
  • Engages with the capacity for health and growth not solely pathology.

Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March 2018
University of Melbourne (Hawthorn Campus)
442 Auburn Road Hawthorn 3122

An essential course for all professionals who work with children and families in any setting.

Ruth is the author of five books the most recent being, Time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy with children and adolescents: An interactive approach’ published by Routledge.

Further Details: Tel: 03-9830-0422 or


Fundamentals of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples: A four-day externship

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Presenter: Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald Clinical Psychologist; ICEEFT certified EFT trainer

Contact for further details and registration

MELBOURNE VICTORIA: February 22-25, 2018.  Swinburne University Hawthorn Victoria

CANBERRA ACT: May 25-28TH, 2018 (venue to be advised)

BRISBANE QUEENSLAND: October 5-8, 2018.   Hotel Urban Spring Hill


Email for details.

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2018 Postgraduate Training in Narrative Therapy

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These highly regarded practice-based trainings use a discovery learning approach that is both guided and experiential. They may be facilitated through a variety of methods including

  • exercises designed to explore the foundations of thinking and practice
  • demonstration interviews
  • role-plays to try out new skills
  • group discussions to understand the ideas and practices more fully
  • the detailed unpacking of scenarios from individual, couple, and family therapy
  • reading seminal articles and other literature

The trainings are sequenced and graduated to allow participants to develop their understandings of both the simplicity and complexity of narrative practices. Hands-on skills will enable the application of skills to participants’ work settings. Please ask for free literature on any workshop.

Please Note: Previous workshops were FPS (Focused Psychological Strategy) Relevant Activities and the 2018 workshops will seek this accreditation.

If you are interested, or know of colleagues who might be looking for a thorough training in creative narrative approaches, please enrol soon as there are limited places.

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Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (CHC81115)

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Family Therapist – REPAIR Program

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  • 12 month therapeutic interventions demonstration project
  • Contract position to June 2018
  • Full-time position; applications for part-time will be considered
  • SCHADS level 6 position
  • Flexible, creative and forward-thinking role
  • Based in Fitzroy and working across Melbourne’s North and North West
  • 10am – 6pm core hours and occasional after-hours work, with some flexibility

Crossroads Youth & Family Services Network exists to ensure that the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people, individuals and families in our community receive the care and support that they require.

Crossroads have partnered with The Salvation Army Westcare to deliver an innovative 12 month therapeutic interventions for family violence victims survivors demonstration project.

The REPAIR project will provide children and young people in our Out of Home Care and Family Violence services who have experienced the trauma of family violence with a range of therapeutic interventions tailored to their individual recovery needs.

We seek a qualified and experienced person to provide counselling within a systems framework to children, young people and families utilising strengths based, solution focussed, system and relationally centred therapy.

For a position description, please contact Melbourne Counselling Service reception on 03 9653 3250. For further information about the position, please contact Jayne Stuart, Program Manager, on 03 9653 3250.

Please apply as soon as possible, briefly addressing the job and specialist competencies outlined in the position description, by emailing your application to

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