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Narrative Conversations: Helping Clients Reconstruct Taboo
Description: This workshop provides participants with an alternative context for understanding taboo topics in therapeutic conversations. Participants of this workshop will be introduced to the benefits of Narrative Therapy for working with persons who engage in non-typical sexual behaviors or whose sexual preferences are stigmatized. Participants will review Narrative practices that can be helpful in the process of re-authoring these experiences. Narrative is a therapeutic approach that aspires to reconstruct the persons' realities through a collaborative process between client and therapist.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: identify at least two Narrative Therapy practices and integrate these in their therapeutic conversations about taboo topics with their clients; revise at least two assumptions about clinical work around taboo topics by employing Narrative ideas in the assessment of their clients and their clients' treatment needs.