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  Workshops outside the UK Diploma in Narrative Therapy Level Three Level Two Level One Training and Supervision Workshops outside the UK Diploma in Narrative Therapy Level Three Level Two Level One Training and Supervision Narrative Network UK   Home page Level Three Training  


Level 3 modules, which are five days long, are offered for students who wish to study narrative therapy and practice at an advanced level but who do not wish to undertake the Diploma

The taught modules of the Diploma are offered for students to attend as free standing units. Students can chose to do as many or as few of the modules as they wish, to a time scale of their own cho0sing.  They do not complete the written assignments which the Diploma students undertake.

Numbers are limited to offer participants a meaningful and supported learning experience.

Each module is designed as a distinct learning unit in advanced narrative practice. Students can choose to study modules which reflect their specific practice contexts and learning interests.

The Level 3 modules offer an opportunity for students who have undertaken Level 2 training to continue to develop their skills and understanding of Narrative Therapy as well as to mix with other narrative enthusiasts, but without the commitment which the Diploma requires.


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Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have completed Level 1 and Level 2 in Narrative Therapy or equivalent.


Each module is £575 + VAT per participant, this does not include accommodation, travel or meals.

Individuals paying for themselves and unable to set the course fee against tax are elegible for a 20% discount. This should be indicated on your application form and will then be applied to your invoice

Course Details and Dates


Clinical Practice Intensive

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.


Typical topics covered include:

Practicing using different maps in a variety of clinical situations

Using the scaffolding Distance meta-map to guide questioning sequences in live and role-played clinical interviews.

Using “Therapist Positioning” ideas to orientate ourselves in de-centred but influential ways when under pressure.

Trying out a variety of practice strategies in demanding and challenging role-played clinical situations

Opportunities to be interviewed about your work and to be at the centre of Outsider Witness Group reflections.

Deconstructing interviews as they unfold to chart them on different practice maps

Supporting the learning of others using different styles of feedback.

Reviewing videotape of clinical practice and participating in peer supervision.

Intensive focus on the micro-skills of practice – the language, the sequencing of questions and the moment by moment attunement to the interviewee’s experience.



Linking lives and working with groups and communities

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.

Typical topics covered include:

Identity as relational

Issues of loss and bereavement

Working with communities

Working with groups

Outsider witness practices

Other practices of linking lives



Working with the effects of trauma

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 u