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Fri, Apr 12


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Understanding the Benefits of Narrative Therapy for System Involved Youth

Brooke Hailey, PhD

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Understanding the Benefits of Narrative Therapy for System Involved Youth
Understanding the Benefits of Narrative Therapy for System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Apr 12, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Brooke Hailey, PhD

Training Description

This training will explain the basic principles of Narrative Therapy, including goals and objectives, as well as core principles and techniques which can be applied within efforts to support system involved youth (SIY) and families. The training will include a detailed explanation of the two important goals of Narrative Therapy including externalization of problems and deconstruction of dominant narratives.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explain the objectives of Narrative Therapy and why it      is a helpful modality for System-Involved Youth (SIY);
  • Identify and explain two specific goals of Narrative Therapy;
  • Identify three strategies used in Narrative Therapy and      explain how they could be used with SIY.


9:00-9:45AM  Introduction

· How I learned about Narrative Therapy

· Overview of Narrative Therapy

· Relevance of Narrative Therapy for system involved youth

9:45-10:30AM  Understanding Narrative Therapy

· Externalization of Problems

· Deconstruction of Dominant Narratives

· Re-authoring Stories/Unique Outcomes

10:30-11:00AM  Video Presentation

· Introduction to Video

· Video of Narrative Therapy Session

11:00AM-12:00PM  The Therapeutic Process

· Building Therapeutic Relationships

· Externalizing problems: Separating the Person from the Problem

· Collaborative Goal Setting

· Co-creating Alternative Narratives

12:00-12:30PM  Lunch Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

12:30-1:30PM  Techniques and Tools

· Questioning Techniques: Externaling, Scaling and Miracle Questions

· Rich Description and Thickening the Plot

· Narrative Maps and Timelines

· Creative Modalities: Art, Writing and Drama/Roleplay

1:30-1:45PM  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

1:45-2:30PM  Integration with Other Therapeutic Approaches

· Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches

· Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

· Tailoring Narrative Techniques to Suit Client Needs

2:30-3:00PM  Recap of Narrative Therapy Principles

· Questions and Answers

· Wrap-Up

Meet Our Trainer

Brooke Hailey, PhD is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She completed her undergraduate work at New York University and then received her masters from Antioch University and her PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has been in private practice in Los Angeles for more than twenty years. She is also the owner and clinical director of New Directions, an intensive outpatient program for eating disorders. Brooke works with adults, adolescents, couples and families. Though she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, Brooke works with clients who have a variety of issues from depression, anxiety and addiction to relationship issues.

This course meets the qualifications for (5.25) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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