We're delighted to announce that we're holding our
inaugural northern hemisphere conference in Atlanta in
conjunction with Spelman College.
We are expecting counsellors, therapists and community
workers from many different countries to attend in order to
explore the latest thinking in relation to narrative therapy
and community work.
As with our previous conferences, the program will be
skills-based and will provide participants with ideas for
creative ways of working with individuals, families and
Within the conference there will be a range of forums for
conversations including: keynote addresses, skills-based
seminars, practice-based workshops, tent sessions, and
discussions under the trees.
We are still in the process of confirming speakers and
presentations but we already know that highly respected
clinical practitioners from Australia, New Zealand, South
Africa, the UK, Israel, Scandinavia, Canada, Mexico and
the USA will be sharing their work.
We are taking care to ensure that the conference retains
the spirit of those that we have held in Australia,
although, the local context and histories will produce a
unique event. Spelman College is an historically black
women's college with a rich, vibrant history. The
generosity and enthusiasm of local African-American
counsellors will significantly shape the event as will the
participation of representatives from the Cherokee and
Muscogee Nations who are looking forward to being a part
of the Indigenous welcome to land and country.
Experienced therapists and teachers will also be holding
one, two and five day workshops prior to the conference.
Other events that will surround the conference include a
women's gathering and a range of dinners and welcome
lunches. A number of free events will also take place
before the conference - afternoon sessions to assist
visitors to orientate themselves to the history and current
context of Atlanta (and Spelman College), and a free
introductory workshop on narrative therapy. We suggest
you book in for a number of events and so make the most
of your time in Atlanta.
Registrations are already taking place. Discounted rates
apply for those who register prior to December 1st 2001.
We are also trying to arrange inexpensive
accommodation to keep costs down. Due to the
practicalities at the venue at Spelman College we will
have to strictly limit the numbers of participants who will
be able to attend. We really recommend that people
book early to avoid disappointment. For registration forms
please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us
by phone: (61-8) 8223 3966 or fax: (61-8) 8232 4441.
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