Life is a story. Our stories are unique. No two stories are the same. For many young people, they
struggle with their stories —interpreting it and making sense of it.
This course opens up a new way of helping the young - Narrative Ideas and Practices.
Date: 24th Oct - 25th Oct 2011
Time: 9.00a.m to 5.00p.m $500.00 per participant (inclusive
of notes, refreshments and lunches)
Venue: Golden Landmark Hotel
Limited to 20 participants only!
Suitable for : Course Objectives :
- Care Teachers in Government & International Schools An awareness of the assumptions of narrative therapy
- School/ITE/Polytechnic Counsellors An overview of the different practices used by narrative
- Youth Workers and Pastoral Staff therapies
Course Outline : Course Contents :
Would you be curious to discover more about narrative What is Narrative Therapy?
ideas and practices? The workshop will offer an experience Narrative Assumptions and Ideas
into the narrative worldview and focus on the tools narra- Introducing Narrative Practices such as:
tive therapists use. Participants will be given opportunities
to journey through experiential exercises, group discussions - Re-Membering Conversations
and live demonstration interviews, illustrating the different - Out-sider Witnesses
kinds of ideas of Narrative Theory and Practice. - Therapeutic Documents and Letters
Vivian Navaratnam is a registered social worker and counsellor. She is trained in Social Work in Family and
Systemic Psychotherapy at postgraduate level. As her passion for Narrative Therapy grew, she went for further
training in Illinois, USA and later in Adelaide, Australia in Narrative Therapy. Her specialization in Narrative
Therapy consists of:
- One year Intensive Narrative Therapy training ( Dulwich Centre, Adelaide)
- Post Graduate Advanced Certificate in Narrative Therapy (Dulwich Centre)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Narrative Approaches to Therapy and Community Work
Her work has brought her on journeys with families, children and adolescents who struggle with the effects
of anxiety, depression, stress and anger arising from a variety of relationship problems, in school, work and family contexts. She is
currently the Counsellor at Barker Road Methodist Church. Vivian is married with 2 teenage children.
Cheque payments only. Please make payable to “The SEL Network LLP”
For further information please contact Amaria Ponniah or Andrew Ponniah at 62588739
or 98200904 respectively. For more information, visit: www.theselnetwork.sg