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Pathways beyond despair: Re-authoring lives of young people through narrative therapy

Live webinar

Pathways beyond despair: Re-authoring lives of young people through narrative therapy

Pathways beyond despair: Re-authoring lives of young people through narrative therapy

Presented by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute

Live webinar: July 11 and 12, 2022 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
Facilitator: Angel Yuen, MSW, RSW

Narrative therapy is a collaborative and non-pathologizing approach to counselling which centres people as the experts of their own lives. A narrative approach views problems as separate from people. It assumes people as having many skills, abilities, values, commitments, beliefs, and competencies. That these will assist them to change their relationship with the problems influencing their lives. It is a way of working that considers the broader context of people’s lives. Particularly in the various dimensions of diversity including class, race, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.

This two-day webinar will be relevant for those working with youth who are experiencing ongoing despair and suffering. This is in relation to harm and injustices including violence, abuse, racism, poverty, and systemic oppression. Learn to find ways of honouring the injustices and oppression youth may be experiencing. Gain an overview of the ideas that shape narrative therapy. The facilitator will share illustrations of narrative practice which will bring forth political considerations. Considerations that situate young people’s lives in broader social and historical contexts.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn (or get a refresher) about the ideas that shape narrative therapy
  • Gain knowledge about hopeful and effective ideas and practices for re-authoring young people’s lives (externalizing, double-listening and unearthing skills in living)
  • Find ways of honouring the injustices and oppression youth may be experiencing as well as the skills and wisdom they are using to respond
  • Develop skills in narrative therapy practice via experiential exercises

Registration includes a copy of Angel Yuen’s book Pathways Beyond Despair: Re-Authoring Lives of Young People Through Narrative Therapy.

Registration fee: $525. Student and group rates are available.

For full program overview and registration details please visit: https://cvent.me/A2gXqO

More about Angel Yuen, MSW, RSW

Angel works as a narrative therapist in private practice in Durham region using narrative approaches with individuals, families, children and young people. She also provides narrative supervision and consultation to several individuals, groups and organizations. Angel was a school social worker with the Toronto District School Board for over 20 years.

As a member of the Dulwich Centre international faculty in Adelaide, Australia, Angel teaches internationally and is part of their team for the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work program. Since 2004, she has facilitated several narrative workshops and within these spaces she continually is honoured to share hopeful stories, skills and wisdom of the people who consult with her. Angel is the author of the book Pathways beyond despair: Re-authoring lives of young people through narrative therapy (2019) and co-editor with Cheryl White Conversations about gender, culture, violence and narrative practice (2007).

Continuing Education (CE) information: 12 CE hours

SickKids CCMH Learning Institute has approval from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) for participants of our programming to apply the number of CE hours earned in the program towards their continuing education hours.

Other licensing boards and professional organizations will grant continuing education credits for attendance at their own discretion; participants will need to submit the course outline and certificate for their consideration.

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