Why this book?
People have often asked Kim Billington, “Can you recommend a book about narrative practice that is practical and accessible?” And this is the book Kim feels best suits those who are not wanting to take on an ‘academic’ course of narrative therapy study at a university.
Kim is excited to revisit this early selection of Family Therapy writings by Michael White and David Epston because it shows through conversations and case examples how they were on an adventure, challenging established ‘truths’ about the pathologising of problems and the belief that the counsellor was the ‘expert’.
The book introduces the philosophy, or a way of seeing the person who had come to seek support in the face of serious problems. You will understand how narrative therapy is more than simply a set of techniques, such as the now famous ‘externalising the problem’.
White and Epston discovered young people can be instrumental in their own lives, and have their own know-how of addressing serious problems. The book is full of awesome questions to help clients unpack what the problem has been doing in people’s lives and how they might prefer to address the problem.
Kim will be hosting this monthly book club which will help you fulfil:
All those working in a counselling, teaching or case work capacity who want to work in more engaging, strength based and creative ways. Family therapists, social workers, psychologists, school counsellors, counsellors, youth workers, case workers, teachers and group facilitators, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students of these disciplines will find this book club valuable in the gathering of stories of strength and community skills and values.
PLEASE note, this book club is limited in number so register early to avoid disappointment!
Presenter - Kim Billington, Narrative Therapist
Masters in Counselling, Masters in Narrative Therapy and Community Work, Bachelors in Education
Kim is a registered supervisor and counsellor registered as a clinical supervisor with PACFA and ACA. Kim is passionate about training and supervision and is the author of two books for practitioners: A Counsellor’s Companion, for those working with children, and Counselling Conversations for those working with adult clients.
Committed to passing forward her ever-evolving counselling skills and knowledge, Kim aims to support and inspire counselling practitioners to develop their own unique creative skills and explore new ways to connect with their clients to support healing and identity growth.
As a dynamic course facilitator, Kim has been running training programs including, Playful Narrative Therapy since 2013 for Sydney Centre for Creative Change. She has been facilitating groups and workshops for over 25 years.
The Book Club will be hosted live, online and interactively on the Zoom platform.
7 March 6-7:30pm AEDT
4 April 6-7:30pm AEST
2 May 6-7:30pm AEST
6 June 6-7:30pm AEST
18 July 6-7:30pm AEST
8 Aug 6-7:30pm AEST
Attending from interstate or internationally?
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$500 (includes copy of the book)
You will receive a link at the end of each session with access to a short quiz, successful completion of which will enable to access a CPD Certificate for that session.
Please note, these are LIVE and INTERACTIVE sessions. We don't record them.
Included in the price:
Send us an email requesting an invoice via the contact page with your name, the name of this Book Club you'd like to be part of and the name of your organisation who you want us to invoice and we will send you an organisational invoice and a registration form.
√..Great! Kim was a wonderful and engaging presenter. I have learnt a lot about how to use this in my therapy work.
√..practical and experiential.
√..Great session. Interactive. Generated thought and reflection.