February 27th & 28th, 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm

OAMHP is offering a specialty training in contemporary ‘brief therapy’ that emphasizes an exploration and development of therapeutic practice in time constrained and community contexts.

A brief narrative practice is not a hurried therapy, but rather complete and in harmony with the practices and ethics of longer-term narrative therapy. Practice involves a collaboration that seeks and activates people’s own knowledge to address their concerns as shared through the stories they tell. That ‘know-how’ when brought into ‘stories in the making’ can be developed into real life proposals for action encompassing counter-actions, counter-thoughts, and problem deconstruction. People experience themselves as knowledged, with the skills and experiences that allow them to begin to address their concern or to more fully step into preferred ways of living.

This workshop will seek to excite the participants about what is possible in brief narrative conversations and bring renewed enthusiasm to practice. The application of theory will be grounded in practical skills that you can use the very next day. Ideas will be explored through didactic presentation, group discussion, skills exercise, and video review of conversations with youth and adults.

Workshop Details

Cost: $240+HST for OAMHP members ($280 +HST for non-members)

12 CECs

Coffee, refreshments & lunch included

Space is limited (only 50 spots)

Scot Cooper, RP, has been in practice since 1998 and is an international trainer and consultant in brief therapy and narrative community practice. He started the Brief Narrative Practices Project in 2012 as a means to further examine what is possible in time constrained therapeutic conversations.


Location: Conference Room A/B, McMaster Innovation Park,
175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON, L8P 0A1

Open to: All

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