Narrative Therapy for Young Children - 27-28 May 2021 (50% Student Discount Available)

About Your Speakers

Anny and Prema are experienced Social workers living and working in Singapore, spending their time serving in a Family Service Centres. They are constantly in touch with children and their families and know first-hand their developmental struggles and respective life-stage experiences. They are proponents of Narrative Therapy having studied at Dulwich Centre and Melbourne University and have an exquisite knack for showing how relevant and effective narrative therapy is for children clients, their families, and why it is so core to their professional work!

Course Brief

Children in Singapore grow up in a unique environment. With no natural resources, Singapore’s thrust has always been to drive brainpower to the highest . Hence the gifted program and powering high PSLE scores. But this yields a cost within the social and mental world, especially for those below the age of 16.

Narrative Therapy helps get the balance right, using the story as the key metaphor in understanding and guiding the young child’s developmental life. As teachers, counsellors, therapists and psychologists, we need an embracing picture for us to understand school-going children. This is the time when their perceptions of the world and themselves are formed. Culture and history form the interpretive lenses which shape their lives into adulthood - who they become, who they marry if they choose, and who they hold dearest and love. All of these are formed at the tender age of seven and thereafter. With all this, we need narrative ideas and therapy to give us insight into their formative individual and social lives.

Who are the main figures in your life? How have they influenced you? Is there a need to “ re-author “ your life and how do you go about it? These and other issues will be discussed in detail within this essential 2-day workshop.

2-Day Course Outline

DAY 1
• Understand the concept of “Wonderful” and its usefulness in therapy
• Understand the child’s natural use of the story metaphor and how it relates in helping children in therapy
• Understand how most things are seen through cultural lenses and its relationship to Narrative Therapy
• Understand how cultural norms settle into young children
• Learn and use Narrative Therapy Map 1: Position Map
• Learn and use the Landscapes of Action and Identity in therapy with children

DAY 2
• Reauthoring conversations as applied to young minds and hearts
• Map 2: Getting into Details
• Addressing the unique situation the Singapore context raises for children
• Addressing the influences of social pressure to excel
• Confronting self-identity and finding the authentic self
• Re-Membering conversations as trigger mechanism

Important Remarks

This is a unique 2-Day ZOOM presentation that comes with notes and exercises so you can learn from the comfort of your own home. Register here on our website and we will send you an invitation link via email to the zoom meeting before the session begins.

Please make cheque payable to "The SEL Network LLP" and addressed to 39 Aida Street, Singapore 459964. For interbank GIRO (SEL 2010A) or Interbank Transfer UOB Acct NO [375 302 804 6]. Please email Ian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with date of transaction, name of organization, person attending workshop and screenshot of transaction. 

Cheques and payments need to be received before invitation email is sent for your course - thank you!

Student Discount

If you are a part-time or full-time student, currently studying counselling or psychology online or mainstream, you can receive 50% off of the regular price $900 ($450 NET)! Register online for the full amount, put in the student code "STU2021" in the comments section of the registration form, send us a copy of your valid student ID, and we will invoice you for half the cost - $450 NET. If you are a teacher, let us know which school or institution you work for in the comments section and attend for $600 Net! (Register for the full amount and we will bill you accordingly).

Location

Online or onsite pending government regulations

Event Properties

Event Date 27-05-2021
Event End Date 28-05-2021
Registration Start Date 20-11-2020
Cut off date 28-05-2021
Individual Price $900.00