Narrative Therapy with David Epston

June 28 and 29
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Our Lady of the Lake University
Main Building, Room 311
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207

$100 for professionals
$50 for students
$10 for current OLLU students
10% off for group registrations of five or more

Registration has been closed for this event.
If you have any questions please contact Monte Bobele.

Workshop Description:
This workshop will offer an opportunity to experience narrative therapy with David Epston, the co-founder along with Michael White of Narrative Therapy. Epston is the co-director of the Family Therapy Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, and visiting professor, School of Human Sciences and Community Studies, UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland.

Epston has published widely including coauthoring Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends with Michael White, which has been translated into 12 languages. Epston also co-authored Biting the Hand that Starves You: Inspiring Resistance to Anorexia/Bulimia (2004), Playful Approaches to Serious Problems (1997), and many other publications.

About Narrative Therapy:

Narrative Therapy offers a non-blaming and respectful approach to counseling and believes that each person is the expert of their own life. It assumes people have a variety of beliefs, abilities and commitments that will help them to reduce the influence of problems and difficulties in their lives. Narrative Therapy views problems as separate entities rather than part of the person. The very word ‘narrative’ points to the ways in which our identities are shaped by the stories we tell about our lives. Narrative approaches include opportunities to understand these stories of identity and offer ways to re-author them collaboratively between therapist and client.

About the Workshop:
In this two day workshop, Epston will demonstrate how the play of language in a narrative therapy facilitates working with families’ problems. A unique feature of this workshop will be a weaving together of narrative therapy with some oral and written traditions of story-telling in México and Latin America. This came out of collaboration with marcela polanco in the U.S. and her project attempting at “taking home” narrative practices to her Colombian culture with decolonizing awareness. Out of this collaboration arouse a question this workshop will try to answer – Does narrative therapy have a Latin Heart? Epston and marclea will look into revisioning narrative therapy’s questions when working with families in both cultures. Epston will demonstrate the rationale of his practice through videos and transcripts of sessions.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop will be of benefit for psychologists, professional counselors, family therapists, social workers, students and anyone else working with children and their families.

Free CEUs will be available for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors.

Meals may be arranged with advanced registration.

Dorm rooms may be arranged with advanced registration.

The Drury Inn and Suites Riverwalk is offering workshop participants a special rate of $99 a night for a standard room. When making the reservation, the workshop participant should state that they are attending the workshop at Our Lady of the Lake University. Drury Inn and Suites Riverwalk is located at 201 N. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205. The hotel phone number is 210-212-5200 or 1-877-853-6539.

For more information, please contact marcela polanco at
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