Doctors/Masters Level

Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time(part-time study options available)
100% online/Parkville campus
Available to Domestic and International

Narrative therapy is a respectful, non-blaming approach to counselling and community work, which centres people as the experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.

Narrative approaches to therapy and community work are used by social workers, psychologists, community development workers, nurses, teachers, doctors, and other health professionals in a wide range of practice settings.

The Dulwich Centre is the international centre for narrative therapy training, established in 1984. Since this time the Dulwich Centre has led the development of narrative therapy that is now considered a mainstream modality in many contexts.

The Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work provides formal training and recognition for narrative therapy and is delivered as a joint initiative of the Department of Social Work (The University of Melbourne) and The Dulwich Centre, Adelaide.

The course is delivered mainly online with an intensive session at the Dulwich Centre (Adelaide) for each subject.

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