Trauma & Violence Informed Narrative Therapy Approach Training Series – Level One

Trauma & Violence Informed Narrative Therapy Approach Training Series – Level One

Through this one day workshop, participants will receive an introduction to narrative therapy-informed social justice/feminist-inspired approach and how to apply it in their therapeutic practice.

Rosa Elena guides participants well beyond current ideas about trauma and facilitates her teaching by taking the learner inside the complexities of the long-lasting impacts of childhood trauma, gender-based violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault. This workshop is the beginning to a three level training series Rosa Elena will be offering through Strategic Interventions.

This training is for counsellors, support workers, healthcare professionals, and those interested in learning about the Narrative Therapy approach with a specialized lens.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Foundations of narrative therapy theory: narrative therapy is a highly respectful, highly effective, non-blaming approach to counselling, coaching and organizational work, which centers people as the experts in their own lives.

  • A ‘hands on’ on how to engage in a wide variety of narrative conversations, building narrative questions for transformational conversations.

  • How to interview and support individuals who access support from all ages and diverse backgrounds and who might have experienced multiple and complex traumas.

  • Develop practical knowledge and usable skills (to take back to your daily practice of therapy or front-line work).

  • Provide the foundation for the next two training workshops – Level Two and Level Three.

In-Person Training Details


Thursday, August 17, 2023



10am — 4pm


301-1522 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
V5L 2Y7


Rosa Elena Arteaga



A catered lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.
Registration is $100 – $175 per person, sliding scale.

Deadline to register is August 14, 2023

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