Laidlaw College is proud to host an exciting practice-based workshop about re-authoring identity stories with young people in order to find trouble-free visions for the future; presented by Dr. Donald McMenamin.
This workshop is directed at / and particularly relevant for school guidance counsellors and interested pastoral carers who work with young people at school and in the community.
Aim: To inspire and equip people in the use of a model of narrative counselling called Two Islands and a Boat: Re-authoring of Identity Stories.
Together we will explore how to:
- Invite young people to review their actions and the effects of those actions in their lives and in their communities
- Explore with young people their actions as evidence of their hopes and values for themselves and others
- Develop with young people (together with their peers, families and support people) alternative identity stories which can shape their actions at school and beyond
- Establish on-going support for young people’s preferred identity stories and actions within and beyond the school and other communities
While no prior experience of narrative therapy is required, counsellors familiar with these ideas will enjoy developing their work with young people in a day of familiar language and practice.
If you are interested in reading more, please see https://www.twoislandsandaboat.com for free readings and videos.
|Where||Laidlaw College Manukau, 20A Amersham Way, Manukau|
|When||9:00am - 3:00pm|
|Cost||$60 (includes morning tea)|
|RSVP||Complete the online registration form by Thursday 6 September|