Workshop and Training Schedule


We’ve extended the early registration dates!

Due to our total overhaul of the website and other technical processes, we’ve decided to extend the early registration dates until October 1st. Sign up now to get your discount on our 2015 Fall Intensive Workshops!

The Fall Intensive: Critical Advances in Psychotherapy and Evidence Based Narrative Practice

The DSM-5, ICD-10, HIPAA and More MADE EASY! A Historical, Contextual and Practical Approach.

Date: Wednesday, October 14th
Time: 9:00am – 4:30 pm
PlaceKenwood Therapy Center, Minneapolis

The October 1st deadline for using the DSM-5 and ICD-10 diagnostic manuals has passed and now must be used by most US licensed therapists and interns. The good news is that you can learn the important fundamentals if you understand them from a historical, contextual and practical approach. In this time of change, note that insurance companies will still ask practitioners to still use aspects of DSM-IV, the GAF and WHODAS 2.0!

Drawing on the work and methodologies of philosophers and writers such as Foucault, Kuhn, and Friere, these changes only make sense and are understood, if placed in the context of the last decade’s other major political, scientific, and cultural changes: The rise of the Evidence Based Practice movement (vs. EST), Patient Informed Clinical Outcome Research (PICORI), Patient Rated Outcomes (PROs), Common Factors Theory and Research, respect of client individual and cultural treatment preferences (finally!), and the recent significant changes in the legal and ethical rules for psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work, and clinical counseling.

The Kenwood Center has found that many of these dramatic clinical, legal, and ethical changes can free practitioners and clients from longstanding historical ethical and practice dilemmas. Receive tested tips and tricks on how to efficiently conduct assessments, diagnosis, treatment plans and charting while co-creating a more safe, culturally sensitive, creative, and relaxed therapeutic space for practitioners and clients alike.

Using clinical videos, case examples, detailed handouts, and interactive small groups, the workshop will demonstrate the use of innovative Collaborative Narrative Therapy forms that many practices can use immediately. See how you can dramatically increase client agency and contribution in therapeutic work, and reduce the burdens and responsibilities that contribute to clinician, supervisor and program burnout, stress, and worry.

Narragrams 3rd Edition: Visualizing Narrative Therapy (Special Edition)

Date: Thursday, October 15th
Time: 9:00am – 4:30 pm
Place: Kenwood Therapy Center, Minneapolis

Narragrams provide a process of visualizing narrative ideas and practices and can be used for an easier and more effective conduct:

  • Individual, Couple, and Family therapy
  • Bridge cultural and language difference
  • Professional training
  • Charting and question development
  • Client consultation
  • Professional consultation
  • Organizational and ethical consultation

Narragrams help clients, who often struggle with the fascinating, but challenging language of Narrative Therapy, understand its concepts, questions, and practices.

A detailed manual helps show how to master Narrative and other approaches and will be illustrated with actual clinical videotapes, live interviews, small group practice, and case examples. The workshop will show how to use the Narragram to visually externalize and name the problem(s), their effects, and their influence on the client’s life and relationships. The visual interview process then assists people co-discovering the knowledge that helps them stand up to or develop a preferred relationship to the effects of the problem(s). This scaffolds, or opens up space, for a meaningful construction and the social and relational achievement of preferred individual and community identity around shared hopes, dreams intentions, purposes, values, and more.

Narragrams will help make the wonderful, creative world of narrative ideas and approaches more accessible for people from various theoretical backgrounds, cultures, languages, and learning styles, which will contribute to the very rich and expanding narrative world.

Evidence Based Narrative Practice Training and Manual with an Appendix of Tested Narrative Forms for Modern Settings

Date: Friday, October 16th
Time: 9:00am – 4:30 pm
Place: Kenwood Therapy Center, Minneapolis

Friday will consist of in depth training, use, and research results of the Narrative Individual Relationship Questionnaires (NIRQ), which are the only meaningful “Patient Rated Input/Patient Rated Outcomes” instruments available. The simple and practitioner/client friendly NIRQs help guarantee a collaborative, focused, creative therapy ofr all involved. They dramatically reduce practice and client stress, while providing the true evidence based practice an supervision.

Learn the collaborative use of Narrative Diagnostic Forms, Protected Health Information (PHI) Session Notes, and Psychotherapy Notes (PN). See how you can become part of the Evidence Based Movement in the Clinical and Health Sciences, the evolution of Common Factors Models, and the use of Multiple Intelligences in individual, couple, family, and community work.




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Narrative Therapy Certificate Program: A brand new season of training, launched with Narragrams 3.0.

Event: Certificate Program includes the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Date: NT Small Group training typically is held for 6 sessions on the 2nd Thursday of the month, starting with in November 2015 and ending April 2016. Sessions will be held on the following days:

November 19th, 2015
December 10th, 2015
January 7th, 2016
February 11th, 2016
March 10th, 2016
April 7th, 2016

Time: 1:00am – 4:30 pm
Place: Kenwood Center and via Skype

Each day will provide 4CEUs per group.