Diploma in Narrative Therapy
The Diploma in Narrative Therapy is a modular training programme, offering students who have completed Level 1 and Level 2 courses an intensive and rigorous training in advanced narrative practice.
The Diploma consists of five Level 3 taught modules (each of which includes a written assignment) PLUS an additional Practice Assessment Module. The taught modules are taken over a two year period, after which the Practice Assessment module, consisting of two pieces of written work along with submission of a recording of practice, is completed. There is a reading pack to support the completion of the written assignment that follows each taught module. Students also receive two Practice Based Tutorials. Full details here.
Prospective Diploma students are required to fill out a registration form (available HERE). They will then be invoiced for the registration fee (includes the reading pack) and the fee for the first module. Subsequent modules will be invoiced for following the previous module. If students prefer to pay the whole cost of the Diploma in advance this is possible.
It is also possible to study for the award of the Certificate in Narrative Therapy. This is an alternative qualification for those who wish to attend the taught modules and complete the assignments that go with them, but who do not wish to complete the Practice Assessment module. Please contact email@example.com for the current fee.
Please note, international students from non-English speaking countries will be expected to undertake a test to ensure that their skills in written English are sufficient to complete the Diploma. The test is from the Institute and is free. However, if you already have completed a suitable language test and have a certificate this may be acceptable.
The Diploma in Narrative Therapy is recognised by Dulwich Centre/University of Melbourne as prior learning for their Masters programme. Holders of the Diploma progress automatically past the first two modules of the Masters and need complete only the last module.
This is an intensive week of focused skills practice around a variety of themes and common clinical dilemmas, for example: what do you do when a young person doesn’t talk? Or when someone has been labelled “hard to engage”, “obstructive” or “defensive”? Or when you’re faced with an entrenched anorexic presentation? Or when someone doesn’t want to be there?
All participants are invited to bring a couple of real life dilemmas from their practice for the group to work with. Videotaped or DVD’d examples are particularly welcome. Additionally, there will be opportunities to be interviewed and experience an Outsider Witness Group. We will practice using different maps in interview scenarios, linking the maps together and charting conversations as we go. Interviews will be reviewed and learning points detailed.
This module will be hard work but the atmosphere is highly supportive. We are confident that participants will experience a clear advance in their narrative practice skills, and that these skills will be relevant to a variety of work and clinical contexts.
There are many contexts within which people experience trauma. This module explores how narrative ideas and practices are used both to help people find preferred identities that have been lost through trauma, and also how a narrative ethic might lead us to respond to the contexts of trauma. Participants will be encouraged to bring issues and dilemmas from their own work experience for the group to work with. This is a highly practical module which is mindful of the many dilemmas when working in this area.
This module is an exploration of broader social contexts, how these influence all of us in the way we make sense of life and how narrative therapy brings these considerations into practice. These understandings will be explored in relation to a variety of working contexts and practice issues, including eating disorders. This module will include opportunities to learn about the most recent developments in narrative practice.
This module focuses on different practices which link people together around the values they hold as important, and which can be used to address concerns shared by different communities or individuals.
How can we provide supervision in ways that are consistent with narrative understandings and
approaches? Can we use maps of narrative practice in supervision in the same ways as in therapy?
What are the hopes of a narrative supervision? What if the supervisee wants our advice? What
are the issues of power and hierarchy in the supervision context? Is ‘supervision’ a helpful term or
would other words such as ‘intervision’ construct a better context? What is the difference between
supervision and consultation?
Applicants are required to have completed Level 1 and Level 2 in Narrative Therapy, or equivalent.
The full cost of the Diploma is £3,795 + VAT broken down as follows:
Initial registration – £375 + VAT.
Each taught module – £625 + VAT (this does not include accommodation, travel or meals).
The Practice Assessment module – £295 + VAT.
Usually we will invoice for each part in turn though if it is preferable an invoice for the full amount can be issued.
Self-funders who cannot set the course fees against tax are able to claim a 20% discount.
Time scale for payment:
Registration fee and first module– on receipt of invoice following submission of the Registration Form
Subsequent Taught Modules – students will be invoiced 6 weeks before each subsequent module and must pay within30 days, ie 2 weeks before the module commences
Practice Assessment Module – students will be invoiced at the end of their second year upon completion of the last module assignment. Payment is within 30 days
The course fees do not cover the cost of any re-submissions due to not passing written work.
Please note, prices will increase for the cohort starting 2021, and the overall cost will be £3825 + VAT.
Each taught module is five days long and offers a combination of didactic teaching and clinical practice related to the theme of the module. In addition to course attendance, students are required to complete set readings and a written assignment for each module.
18 – 22 Oct 2021
14 – 18 March 2022
13 – 17 June 2022
10 – 14 October 2022
8 – 12 May 2023
9 – 12 October 2023
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