Mental Health Training Program (MHTP)

Next start date: In Progress

Duration: 1 year

Language: English

Who can apply: Teachers, special educators, therapists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, counsellors, psychologists. Professionals working with children, families, individuals and communities

Course Overview

This program provides a thorough grounding in the ideas and practices of the Narrative Approach to working with individuals, families, groups and communities.

The program is structured into 4 teaching blocks with a lot of focus on experiential and practice based exercises to teach the underlying principles and various concepts in Narrative Therapy. It provides a supportive learning environment enhanced by weekly supervision meetings, with a focus on skills development in between teaching blocks. Supervision commences after the first teaching block for half a day every week.


A thorough exploration of the Narrative metaphor and its application in practice, including the background ideas and guiding principles of Narrative therapy
Skills development of the micro-maps of narrative practice as it relates to work in a variety of contexts and settings
Practice based collaborative learning including reviewing stories of therapeutic conversations, transcripts, therapeutic letters and interviews