Programme
Wednesday, July 6th / Pre-Conference Workshop

"Relational Interviewing: Emotional Preparing Conflicted Couples for Mediation, Separation and Reunification"
Stephen Madigan

9:30 - 11:30Part I
11:30 - 12:00Coffee Break
12:00 - 14:00Part II
14:00 - 15:30Lunch Time
15:30 - 17:30Part III
17:30 - 18:00Coffee Break
18:00 - 20:00Part IV

Thursday, July 7th / Pre-Conference Workshops

"Working with People Experiencing Continuing Trauma"
Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for the Victims of Torture (TRC), Ramallah, Palestine
Khader Rasras and Nihaya Abu-Rayyan / Will be introduced by: Hugh Fox


"Halfway Across the Bridge: Responding to People Seeking Asylum"
Poh Lin Lee / By videoconference: David Denborough and Cheryl White

TRC WorkshopPoh Lin Lee Workshop
9:30 - 11:30Part IPart I
11:30 - 12:00Coffee BreakCoffee Break
12:00 - 14:00Part IIPart II
14:00 - 15:30Lunch TimeLunch Time

Thursday, July 7th / Conference

15:00 - 15:30Registration
15:30 - 16:00
Auditorium
Opening Welcome
Josep Gallifa i Roca, Carlos Alexis Chimpén López, Stephen Madigan, Rosa Elena Arteaga and Meritxel Pacheco
16:00 - 16:45
Auditorium
Plenary
"Vision of an European Network of Narrative Practice: Creating conversational spaces and sharing experiences"
Carlos Alexis Chimpén López and Ovidiu Gavrilovici / Moderator: Danilo Moggia
16:45 - 17:30
Auditorium
Plenary
"From Meaningless Stories to Meaningful Hopes: The Role of Meaning in the Narrative Reconstruction of Life"
Lluís Botella / Moderator: Mónica Florensa
17:30 - 18:00Coffe Break
18:00 - 18:45Simultaneous Workshops & Panels
AuditoriumWorkshop
"Stories Behind Stories: Connecting Ideas from Narrative to Genetic Counseling"
Mariangels Ferrer-Duch and Rhona MacLeod
Room 2Workshop
"Picturing Life Transitions”
Anik Serneels
Room 3Workshop
"Narrative in Research: Four Stories of Researching Within a Narrative Framework"
María Castro Romero, José López, Angela Byrne, Isaac Samuels, Nicolina Spatuzzi and Dane Mills
Room 4Panel
Innovations in Narrative Therapy
Sheila Izu, Alicia Moreno Fernández and Adrián Montesano

"Fostering Co-Resistance to Anorexia/Bulimia: Peer Solidarity as an Anti-a/b Alternative to Force-Feeding"
Sheila Izu, David Epston and Adrián Montesano

"Conversación de Remembranza entre el Enfoque Sistémico y la Terapia Narrativa"
Alicia Moreno Fernández

"Sexual Narrative Therapy: From Dysfunction to the Uncovering of the Team of Intimacy"
Adrián Montesano
19:00 - 19:45Simultaneous Workshops & Panels
AuditoriumWorkshop
"Appreciating the diversity of Love, Sex, and Identity"
Soraya Vega and Erik Zyka
Room 2Workshop
"Beads of Life Workshop: Working with Young People and Families to tell their Stories about Chronic Illness in ways that Make them Stronger"
Sara Portnoy
Room 3Workshop
"Lost in Translation. Searching for Moving Connections between Narrative Therapy and Schematherapy"
Mieke Dings
Room 4Workshop
"Co-Creating Narrative Legacies with Bereaved Teens"
Elizabeth Nardella
19:45 - 20:30Posters Session
Auditorium
Hall
"Becoming a Therapist: A Narrative Response to Therapist's Identity Construction Process"
Miriam Zavala Díaz

"Narrative Practices. Continuing the Conversation. Libro Traducido al Español por Marina González. Colectivo de Prácticas Narrativa y Ediciones Pranas Chile"
Marina González

"Desarrollo de la Agencia Personal en Personas con Capacidades Diferentes a través de su Participación en Talleres Informativos"
Julián Manuel Álvarez Delgado, Mª Isabel Polo del Río, Ana Isabel Carrasco Romero and Carlos Alexis Chimpén López

"Making Connections: Exploring Social and Relational Influences for Young People Experiencing and Coping with Chronic Pain. A Qualitative Study Using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis"
Suzanne Elizabeth Davis

"Applying Tree of Life Technique in Teenager’s Sport Performance"
Cehan Ionut

"Building Bridges with Persons Effected by a Learning Disability and Professional’s Networks: From Service Discourses to Shared Understandings of Preferred Identities"
Judith Mann and Julie Elsworth

"Cognitive Narrative Intervention in Prolonged Grief After Suicide: Randomized Controlled Trial"
Sofia Gonçalves, Rosa Rodrigues, Gerly Macedo and José Rocha

"Team of Life: A Narrative Approach to Building Resilience in UK School Children"
Vicky Eames and Helen Sharp

Friday, July 8th / Conference

10:00 - 10:45Simultaneous Workshops & Panels
AuditoriumWorkshop
"Can We Make Narrative Supervision 'More Narrative'?"
Gidon Mordecai Friedman
Room 2Workshop
"Untangleling the Lives of Men and Women Effected by Violence”
Alessandra Pauncz
Room 3Workshop
"Intake as Re-Connection"
Sabine Vermiere
Room 4Panel
Culture and Communities
Paula Vanessa Sanchez Agudelo, Gerrit Loots and Jessica Ana Maria Price

"La Terapia Narrativa en Comunidades como Apuesta Psicosocial en el Postconflicto Colombiano"
Paula Vanessa Sánchez Agudelo and Gerrit Loots

"Narrative Practices with Central American Youth at Risk of Joining Gangs: Developing Alternative Stories"
Jessica Ana Maria Price
10:45 - 11:15Coffe Break
11:15 - 12:00Simultaneous Workshops & Panels
AuditoriumWorkshop
"Transforming Couples' Narratives with the Circular Diagram: From Problematic Patterns to Relational Innovations"
Adrián Montesano
Room 2Workshop
"Constructing Alternatives to Personal Stories Through Dream-Like Experiences"
Isabella Lo Castro, Gianluca Resicato, Laura Melara and Maria Rosaria Marra
Room 3Workshop
"Narrative Workshop with Job Seekers Aged 45-75 as an Antidote to Exclusion and Normative Judgment"
Andrea Lazar and Tali Gogol-Ostrowski
Room 4Panel
Body and Identity
Elena Grebenyuk, Sabreen Khayatt et al. and María Inés Cuadrado

"Somatics as Politics"
Elena Grebenyuk

"Palestinian Women Coping with Incestuous Abuse: A Narrative Analysis Perspective"
Sabreen Khayatt and Adital Ben-Ari

"Body Narratives"
María Inés Cuadrado
12:15 - 13:00Simultaneous Workshops & Panels
AuditoriumWorkshop
"Unearthing Women's Knowledge from Resistance: Responding to Gendered Violence"
Rosa Elena Arteaga
Room 2Workshop
"Co-Constructing School Support: Turning Down the Volume on Professional Power"
Akeiko Rawn
Room 3Workshop
"The Use of the Collective Document in Varying Audiencies"
Dimitrios Katsikadelis and Margarita Katsikadelis
Room 4Panel
Children & Adolescents
Mª Carmen Orellana-Ramírez et al., Pedro S. Saraiva et al. and Margarida R. Henriques et al.

“Teachers' Empowerment to Face with Problem Behavior in Adolescent: A Narrative-Constructivist Workshop"
Mª Carmen Orellana-Ramírez, Mª Antonia Zorrilla-Hidalgo and Jesús Garcia-Martínez

"Life Narrative Interview with Children Living in Residential Care"
Pedro S. Saraiva and Margarida R. Henriques

"Reauthorship Therapy with Children: Telling the Story in the 1st Person"
Margarida R. Henriques, Miguel Gonçalves and Margarida Domingues
13:00 - 14:30Lunch Time
14:30 - 15:15
Auditorium
Plenary
"Bridges across Narrative Therapy, Collaborative and Dialogic Practices, and Community Integrative Therapy"
Marilene Grandesso and Josep Seguí / Moderator: Anna Pooley
15:30 - 16:15Simultaneous Workshops & Panels
AuditoriumWorkshop
"Building Bridges to Reclaim Dignity and Inhabit Spaces of Justice: Explorations to Respond to Experiences of 'Institutional Harm'"
Jacqueline Francoise Sigg Carrero
Room 2Workshop
"Narrative Therapy as a Practice Based Evidence Based Practice"
Robert van Hennik
Room 3Workshop
"Nuestra Esquizocolectividad, Conversando con Nuestra Esquizocolectividad"
Gabriela Cerón Domínguez and Ónix Nínive Morales Macías
Room 4Panel
Narrative, Identity, and Change: Individual, Relational, and Social Processes
Margarida Rangel Henriques et al., Laia García Sala et al., and Lluís Botella et al.

"The Role of the Integration of Critical Events in the Narrative Identity of Adolescents in Institutional Care: The Perceptions of Continuity and Discontinuity of the Self"
Margarida Rangel Henriques

"Identity as a Couple in a Group of 15 Adopted Women: Construction Towards a Secure Adult Attachment"
Laia García Sala and Meritxell Pacheco

"Making Sense of Immigration Processes: Overcoming Narrative Disruption"
Lluís Botella, Olga Herrero, Berta Vall and Sergi Corbella
16:30 - 17:15Simultaneous Workshops & Panels
AuditoriumWorkshop
"Proyecto Comunitario Intergeneracional con el Árbol de la Vida"
Mónica Florensa Biescas, Daniel Prados Santolaria and Clara Rodríguez de la Paz Llena
Room 2Workshop
"Definitional Ceremonies as a Response to Terrorist Attacks"
Elizabeth Feld
Room 3Workshop
"Definitional Ceremonies as Rituals of Hospitality in a Mobile and Interactive Exhibition of Afghan Refugees in Belgium"
Sarah Strauven and Abdul Shirzai or Shakia Yari
Room 4Panel
Mixed Presentations
Patricia Goemaere, Jasmina Sermijn, Liliana Perrone and Mark Hayward

"Short Movie: Closer to You"
Patricia Goemaere and Jasmina Sermijn

"Mediación Narrativa"
Liliana Perrone

"De-Centred, Influential, and All That"
Mark Hayward
17:15 - 17:45Coffe Break
17:45 - 18:30Simultaneous Workshops & Panels
*17:45 - 19:30
Auditorium
Workshop
"Narrative Therapy in Wonderland"
David Marsten and Laurie Markham
Room 2Workshop
"Oyendo Voces. Diálogos Abiertos, Terapia Narrativa y Comunitaria, y Prácticas Colaborativas y Dialógicas con Familias Afectadas por Diagnósticos de 'Trastorno Mental Grave' (Locos) y Otros Contextos"
Josep Seguí Dolz
Room 3Workshop
"The Personal is Political: 'Deconstruction' as a Mean to Reclaim the Political into Therapy Room"
Kassandra Pedersen
Room 4Panel
Health and Medical Settings
Brendaliz Vargas, Julián Manuel Álvarez Delgado et al. and Sabine Vermiere

"Discourse Analyses of Medical Model, Recovery Approach and Narrative Therapy as Tool of Intervention"
Brendaliz Vargas

"Entrevistas de Re-Autoría y Empoderamiento a Personas con (dis)CAPACIDAD Física y Orgánica, Monitores en Talleres en Centros Educativos"
Julián Manuel Álvarez Delgado, Mª Isabel Polo del Río, Ana Isabel Carrasco Romero and Carlos Alexis Chimpén López

"What if...I was the King, or Spiderman?! Playing with Roles and Positions in Conversations with Disadvantaged and Traumatized Children as a Pathway of Becoming"
Sabine Vermiere
18:45 - 19:30Simultaneous Workshops & Panels
*17:45 - 19:30
Auditorium
Workshop
"Narrative Therapy in Wonderland"
David Marsten and Laurie Markham
Room 2Workshop
"Bridges are Built in Motion"
María Inés Cuadrado
Room 3Workshop
"From Inconsolable Loss to a Comfortable Presence: Working with Grief and Loss"
Hugh Fox
Room 4Panel
Identity Explorations
Marat Khachatryan, A. Leticia Uribe Malagamba and Pablo Fernández-Navarro et al.

"Scales of Identity: Changing Lens"
Marat Khachatryan

"El Papel de lo Ausente pero Implícito en el Trabajo con Adolescentes"
A. Leticia Uribe Malagamba

"Bridging the Past and Present Self Through New Meanings: Reconceptualising the Self as a Path to Narrative Change"
Pablo Fernández-Navarro, Antonio P. Ribeiro and Miguel M. Gonçalves
19:45 - 20:30
Auditorium
Plenary
"Innovative Moments in Psychotherapy: How 'Unique Outcomes' Inspired Empirical Research?"
Miguel Gonçalves / Moderator: Adrián Montesano
21:30Gala Dinner

Saturday, July 9th / Conference

9:00 - 9:45
Auditorium
Plenary (Videoconference)
"This isn't Adelaide? This isn't Auckland? Re-imagining Narrative Therapy Across Borders of Language, Culture, and Socio-Political Circumstances"
David Epston / Moderator: Carlos Alexis Chimpén López
10:00 - 10:45Simultaneous Workshops & Panels
AuditoriumWorkshop
"Restor(y)ing Life: Structured Narrative Journaling in Online Groups"
Daria Kutuzova, Valentina Guseva, Ivanna Smolyana, Anna Silnitskaya and Maria Nesmeeva
Room 2Workshop
"The Use of Art Forms, Mainly Film and Cards, to Enhance Personal Narratives in Systemic Group Therapy"
Maria Pirounaki-Lioni, Afroditi Papaioannou-Spiroulia and Elina Pantaleon
Room 3Workshop
"Expanding Opportunities for Re-Membering Conversations"
Gid'on Mordecai Friedman
Room 4Panel
Sevilla Research Group
Jesús García-Martínez et al.

"Narrative Coherence in People with Severe Mental Disorder: A Comparision of Lysaker´s and McAdams' Procedures"
Jesús García-Martínez, José Antonio Resurrección-Castillo and Natalia Reyes-Vargas

"Retelling the Experience of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): A Tree of Life Workshop"
Jesús García-Martínez, Javier Domínguez-Gimeno and Mª Ángeles Izquierdo-Macias

"Prediction of Therapeutic Drop-Out Using Narrative Variables"
Jesús García-Martínez and Rafael Guerrero-Gómez

"Teachers’ Empowerment to Face with Problem Behavior in Adolescent: A Narrative-Constructivist Workshop"
Mª Carmen Orellana-Ramírez, Mª Antonia Zorrilla-Hidalgo and Jesús García-Martínez
10:45 - 11:15Coffe Break
11:15 - 12:00Simultaneous Workshops & Panels
AuditoriumWorkshop
"From the Case to the Storyline: Transforming the Announced Tragedy into the 'story yet-to-be lived' ('historia-por-vivir')"
Ricardo Ramos, Laila Aljende and Ramón Carrillo
Room 2Workshop
"Giving Love a Chance-Narrative Therapy with Couples"
Yael Gershoni and Tali Gogol-Ostrowsky
Room 3Workshop
"Re-Rooting the Narrative Framework"
Maria Castro Romero and Angela Byrne
Room 4Panel
New Contexts and Applications
Meritxel Pacheco et al., Danilo Moggia and Jorge Collantes Domínguez et al.

"Narrative Psychotherapy in Post-Adoption: Challenges and Intervention Strategies"
Meritxel Pacheco, E. Solórzano, L. Garcia and S. Ger

"Stories About Stories: Reviewing Methods for Narrative Supervision"
Danilo Moggia

"Historias de Vidas Rotas: Efectividad de la Terapia Narrativa Sistémica en Casos de Violencia de Género"
Jorge Collantes Domínguez, Yaqueline Riccer Cotos and Alejandro Ballesteros Prados
12:15 - 13:00Simultaneous Workshops & Panels
AuditoriumWorkshop
"The Methodology of Narrative and Discourse Analysis in Psychology: A Look at the Practical Clinical Introduction"
Marco Gemignani
Room 2Workshop
"Trabajando Colectivamente para Ampliar la Narrativa LGTBI"
Laura Poch, Andrea Francisco, Lidón Moliner and Arecia Aguirre
Room 3Workshop
"Las Prácticas Narrativas en el Trabajo con Mujeres que Viven Violencia"
A. Leticia Uribe Malagamba
Room 4Panel
Prison Break and Social Issues
Judit Hajdu, Philia Issari and Karina Fernández D'Andrea

"You Have the Right ... to Remain Silent ... or Raise Your Voice"
Judit Hajdu

"Using Photobooks with Fathers in Prison: Connecting Phototherapy with Narrative Therapy"
Philia Issari

"Una Propuesta para Superar la Indefensión Aprendida en los Sectores Excluidos"
Karina Fernández D'Andrea
13:15 - 14:00
Auditorium
Closing Plenary
"Bridges Through Time: Building for the Future"
Hugh Fox / Moderator: Mariangels Ferrer

Musical Performance
Singer-Songwriter: Joan Baró y Remolà
14:00 - 15:30Lunch Time

Saturday, July 9th / Post-Conference Workshop

"Developing Stories Creatively: Narrative Therapy with Young People"
Jill Freedman

15:30 - 17:30Part I
17:30 - 18:00Coffee Break
18:00 - 20:00Part II

Speakers of the Conference
David Epston
Plenary (Videoconference)
"This isn't Adelaide? This isn't Auckland? Re-imagining Narrative Therapy Across Borders of Language, Culture, and Socio-Political Circumstances"
Since the 1970s and 80s and what was referred to as "the cultural turn" first in the social sciences and then in some professions, translation from one language to another and from one culture to another has led to considerable debate eg. domestication versus foreignization of the source text(language) in to the target text(language). In fact, some critical voices in "translation studies" have come up with terms such as "ethnocentric reduction" that does "violence" and has opposed it with "resistant translations". In research, similar concerns have been registered in terms of "colonizing" and "decolonizing" methodologies. Narrative Therapy has always valorized the local and particular. How then does narrative therapy travel abroad? Are there any alternatives to a "Coca Cola" or "McDonalds" narrative therapy that is invariant and instantly recognizable no matter where? I propose, along with others, that indeed there are. Here we might turn to "translation studies" for guidance and Marcela Polanco's translations of narrative therapy in to Colombian Spanish as a specific "study" to consider "re-imagining" narrative therapy in other languages, socio-political contexts and cultures.
Doctor of Letters, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Anthropology at Auckland University, Diploma in Community Development from Edinburgh University, Master of Arts in Applied Social Studies from Warwick University in the United Kingdom, and Certificate of Qualification in Social Work, is the co-director of the Family Therapy Centre and teaches at the School of Community Development, Unitec Institute of Technology of Auckland. He is the co-author of "Biting the hand that starves you: inspiring resistance to anorexia/bulimia", "Playful approaches to serious problems: narrative therapy with children and their families", "Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends", and many other publications. In 2007, the American Family Therapy Academy presented him with the 'Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice' award.

David Marsten and Laurie Markham
Workshop
"Narrative Therapy in Wonderland"
While a child’s imagination is known to delight, it is not readily considered pertinent to any therapeutic dialogue in which serious matters are at hand, and even less likely to be thought vital to problem redress. However, with the therapist’s help and the support of family, young people can be entrusted to meet problems creatively. Laurie and David will illustrate the benefits of linking the real with the imaginary through the use of transcript, letters, and video.
David is Licensed Clinical Social Worker, received his BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and his MSW from UCLA and has been interested in Narrative ideas for more than 20 years. After working with children and teens in both hospital and school settings, he spent several years at Jewish Family Service of Santa Monica, initially as director of Youth and Family Programming, and then as Director of Clinical Training. As Director of Miracle Mile Community Practice, since 1998, he has worked to develop social justice programming with community partners. He has taught at the graduate level for many years and is currently adjunct faculty at both USC and Pepperdine University.
Laurie is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works across a broad range of issues with individuals, couples, youth, and families. She received her master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University and her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Michigan. She spent her first career in San Diego teaching AP Psychology and English for nine years at the high school level. Currently, she teaches in master’s programs at both Cal State University San Bernardino and Pepperdine University. Is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) and has frequently presented on the topic of Power, Equity & Justice in therapy. She has published articles in Family Process and The Journal of Feminist Family Therapy.

Rosa Elena Arteaga
Workshop
"Unearthing Women's Knowledge from Resistance: Responding to Gendered Violence"
How could the notion of women’s knowledge and resistance be re-imagined in order to better understand the manner in which women assert themselves in order to survive a wide spectrum of gendered violence?. Through the analysis and discussion of transcripts, Rosa Elena, demonstrates a cooperative narrative therapy inquiry model of relational double listening that acts to reveal and thicken diverse stories of women’s resistance in response to gendered violence and, ultimately, bring to light women’s agency and knowledge. Participants in this workshop will leave with a strong analysis, narrative tools and an understanding of gendered violence: the impacts, the different way in which women resist and the power of it.
Has been working in the anti-violence field for over fifteen years in Vancouver, Canada. She delivers workshops on gendered violence on a national and international level. For the last twelve years, she has worked as Manager of Direct Services and Clinical Practice Supervisor with Battered Women Support Services. Is a faculty member of the Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy and she is wildly passionate about her work which is framed in a narrative, feminist, anti-oppression, and intersectionality perspective. Is an active agent of change towards eradicating violence against girls and women and has developed innovative approaches in her therapeutic work with girls and women.

Elizabeth Nardella
Workshop
"Co-Creating Narrative Legacies with Bereaved Teens"
Elizabeth’s work with youth and grief has led her to develop "Helping Hands" - an art based practice that creates a safe space for youth to build a connection with their therapist. Many youth are nervous and reluctant to participate in therapy and Helping Hands provides an opportunity for the young client to open the bridges of connection with loved ones who have died while helping them to explore alternative storylines of their lives. This workshop will assist the therapist with a range of ideas and projects that can be used in a single session or multiple therapy sessions. All of Elizabeth’s practices can be done with no art experience and with minimal art supplies. Participants will take away from this workshop a variety of other art based activities to use in their own therapy practices along with their own Helping Hands legacy art piece. Join Elizabeth in exploring the foundation theory of Helping Hands while you experience first hand the power of Helping Hands. Helping hands is a narrative art based activity that can be done during the session to keep the connection and relationship of the dead loved one. It is one way in grief counseling to make a connection with the client through a line of questioning that explores the person’s strengths, values and beliefs, getting to know the ‘person away from the problem' and then weaving in remembering conversations.
Elizabeth has a Masters of Narrative Therapy and Community Work from the University of Melbourne in conjunction with the Dulwich Centre. She has a passion for educating and empowering individuals through narrative and art based practices. Elizabeth’s work in helping people to be the story tellers of their lives began when she ran art-based groups for women at her personal business. She also facilitated digital storytelling workshops for people touched by cancer at Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto. Her workshops varied from empowering youth to find their voices in video stories to adults creating their own preferred identities through art based projects. Elizabeth is now a Child and Family Therapist at the Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK). ROCK is the lead and the largest accredited children’s mental health centre in the region of Halton, Ontario Canada. Elizabeth’s role at ROCK is brief counselling for children, youth and their families as well as working at the walk in counselling clinic. She uses a framework of narrative and art based practices to address a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, parent/child relationship difficulties, ADHD, emotional dysregulation, self harm, family violence, self esteem and bullying. Elizabeth’s passion for teaching art based narrative ideas that focus on adolescents has brought her to facilitate workshops and speak at conferences in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

Marco Gemignani
Workshop
"The Methodology of Narrative and Discourse Analysis in Psychology: A Look at the Practical Clinical Introduction"
This practical workshop is divided into two parts. In the first, I will present the theoretical aspects of narrative research and discourse analysis from the perspective of Foucault. I will put in evidence some of the epistemological basis that these two methodologies have in common, and then focus on the possibilities that can result from simultaneous use of these two approaches to analysis. The second part of the workshop will focus on possible applications of narrative-discursive method in clinical practice orientation or constructionist narrative. To guide the reflections and learning of the workshop participants, examples from my clinical practice with refugees and undocumented immigrants in the US will be provided.
Doctor Marco Gemignani. Associate Professor, Psychology Department. Duquesne University Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), APA Div. 5, Past-President.
Faculty Website: http://www.duq.edu/academics/faculty/marco-gemignani
Latest publication: "Hate groups targeting unauthorized immigrants in the US"

Marilene Grandesso and Josep Seguí Dolz
Plenary
"Bridges across Narrative Therapy, Collaborative and Dialogic Practices, and Community Integrative Therapy"
During the plenary session, and taking into account the different backgrounds of the speakers, we will construct a trans-cultural dialogue about the bridges between the practices referenced in the title, looking at the possible differential nuances that generate diversity; but especially to the common points that can open new possibilities oriented to psychosocial and therapeutic practice in Community Work fields.
Psychologist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Catholic University of São Paulo - Brazil. Family, Couple, Individuals and Communities therapist. Founder and Coordinator of INTERFACI (Institute of Family, Community and Individuals Therapy, and Professional Development Institute). Professor and Supervisor of the Specialization Course in Family Therapy NUCFAC - Catholic University of São Paulo. Organizer and professor of International Certificate in Collaborative and Dialogic Practices - INTERFACI ICCP in Brazil, along with the Houston Galveston Institute and the TAOS Institute, which is a member. Coordinator training in Community Therapy. She participates as a lecturer and professor in various international countries such as Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia and Mexico. She was the first President of the Brazilian Association of Community Therapy - ABRATECOM in the years 2004-2005. Vice-President of the same Association from 2005 to 2006. President of APTF- Family Therapy Association of São Paulo in 2000-2001. Coordinator of the Scientific Council of ABRATEF - Brazilian Association of Family Therapy (2009-2010). She participates as a teacher and supervisor in Integrative Community Therapy. Author of the book "On the Reconstruction of Meaning: an epistemological and hermeneutical analysis of Clinical Practice". Organizer of the book, "Therapy and Social Justice: Ethical Responses to situations of pain from Therapy". Co-organizer of the book "Community Therapy - Weaving Networks among Different Contexts: Health, Education and Public Policy". Author of several articles and book chapters in Brazil and other countries. She has participated as jury of Masters and Doctorates in several Brazilian universities, she wrote and published several articles in the field of social constructionism, collaborative practices, narrative practices in the field of family, partners and community therapy.
Psychologist. Master degree in Social Psychology. International Certificate in Collaborative and Dialogic Practices. International Diploma in Dialogic Practice. Co-founder of Umansenred School of Psychology and psychosocial collaboration. Co-founder and President of ENDIÁLOGO, Spanish Association of Collaborative and Dialogic Practices (CDP). Co-director for the Spanish State of the International Certificate in CDP and its network of member directors (ICCP, by its acronym in English). Member of the Advisory Council of the Taos Institute for Latin America, TILAC. Member of the Spanish Association of Narrative Therapy, AETEN. He is part of the teaching and tutorial group of the First Official Master in CDP (Instituto Kanankil, Mexico). Collaborative consultant. Provides courses for various institutions and universities. He is the author of the book, recently published, "Human Mentality. From the Origins of the Language to Social Constructionist Psychology and Collaborative and Dialogic Practices" (Amazon CreativeSpace Independent, 2015). Another of his most recent publications include the article "Talking about what to talk in couples therapy. A case of reflective team in the process of collaborative and dialogic practices ... with one partner?" (with Sara Olivé, Sistemas familiares y otros sistemas humanos; ASIBA, Buenos Aires, 2015) and the book chapter "We are in war. From the biology of violence to peace social psychology." (In Estrada Mesa, AM and Buitrago Murcia, C., eds., Psycho-social Resources for Post-Conflict. Taos Institute WorldShare Books, 2016). For years he has been interested in breaking the barriers between so-called 'social' psychology and 'clinical, medical or therapeutic'; and issues related to so-called 'mental disorders'. He has participated in different congresses and conferences. In his work as an independent consultant as well as in their workshops he uses the orientation of the reflective teams in their different variants: Collaborative Practices, Open Dialogue, Narrative Therapy, Community Therapy.

Hugh Fox
Workshop
"From Inconsolable Loss to a Comfortable Presence: Working with Grief and Loss"
Closing Plenary
"Bridges Through Time: Building for the Future"
Hugh is narrative therapist, director and member of teaching faculty at the Institute of Narrative Therapy, has worked with children and families for over forty years and has been involved with Narrative Therapy for over twenty years. It was a social worker before qualifying as a family therapist in the nineties, when it happens to work in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. It is a family therapist registered by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and registered supervisor by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. Formed alongside Michael White, has invaluable experience he knows perfectly convey in their workshops, having written and presented around the world numerous related articles Narrative Therapy.

Danilo Moggia
Panel: New Contexts and Applications
"Stories About Stories: Reviewing Methods for Narrative Supervision"
Danilo has Bachelor Degree in Psychology by the University of Valparaiso, Chile; a Master Degree in Social Cognitive Psychotherapy and another in Research in Behaviour and Cognition, both by the University of Barcelona, Spain. He has wide experience in the field of clinical psychology, doing psychotherapy and counselling with teenagers, adults, couples, families, groups and communities, mainly in the context of mental health services and health psychology. He is professor of the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work at the University of Extremadura, and teacher of Narrative Therapy at the Spanish Association of Narrative Therapy (AETEN), of which he is member. He is also member of The Taos Institute. He works at the University of Barcelona doing research in processes and outcomes in psychotherapy, particularly in constructivist, social constructionist and postmodern models of psychotherapy. As psychotherapist he works at the Hestia International Centre of Psychotherapy in Barcelona.

Lluís Botella
Plenary
"From Meaningless Stories to Meaningful Hopes: The Role of Meaning in the Narrative Reconstruction of Life"
My name is Lluís Botella and I am a Professor at Ramon Llull University (Barcelona). The primary focus of my research is to advance the understanding of human meaning making processes and the construction and reconstruction of self identity. My main theoretical sources of inspiration are Constructivism, Social Constructionism, Personal Construct Psychology, Narrative Therapy, and Postmodernism. In my research projects and studies I use and endorse a methodological pluralism combining quantitative methods (such as the Repertory Grid Technique) and qualitative ones such as Discourse and Narrative Analysis, or Grounded Theory Methodology. My main research efforts are focused on psychotherapy (outcome and process) research, but I also have studied meaning making and constructive processes in other realms of human experience (spirituality, mindfulness, cognitive complexity, body image, loss and grieving, music and rhythm, fuzzy cognitive maps, self narratives). My approach to psychotherapy is markedly integrative: I am interested in a theoretically coherent combination of technically eclectic therapeutic tools. My main interest, however, are constructivist, constructionist, cognitive, narrative, systemic, and postmodern therapies. I find these approaches to be the ones that I feel more comfortable with when working with my clients.

Olga Herrero/Meritxell Pacheco/Antonia Mª Gómez Hinojosa
Olga Herrero, Phd. Professor at the Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports, Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University (Barcelona). Licensed Specialist in Psychotherapy. EuroPsy European Certificate in Psychology. Area of ​​Practice: Clinical and Health. (EFPA/COP). Member of the Spanish School of Psychotherapy (ASEPCO). Co-director of the Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports Blanquerna, between the years 1999 and 2008. Professor at various national and international psychotherapy masters courses. Psychotherapist in the Institute for Psychological and Psychiatric Care (IDAPP). Coordinator of Training Programs in Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, Sports and Master Programs. Investigator of the Research Group on Constructivism and Discursive Processes (Currently a section of the Research Group on Psychology, Person, and Context) of the Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports Blanquerna. Research Group accredited by the Government of Catalonia. I am interested in psychotherapy, constructivism, constructionism, narrative, cognitive and systemic ways of understanding psychological processes and change, grief and qualitative research. One of the primaries focus of my research is focused on better understanding grief and the psychotherapy process related to grieving processes in general. I have several publications in those areas.
Meritxell Pacheco, Phd. Professor at the Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports, Blanquerna, Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona). General Health Psychologist. Licensed Psychotherapist, of the Spanish Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (ASEPCO, member of the Spanish Federation of Psychotherapists Associations--FEAP). Co-director of The Master’s Degree in adoption and Foster Care: multidisciplinary intervention (Universitat Ramon Llull, Universidad Pontificia Comillas). Psychotherapist of the Psychotherapy Service of the Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports Blanquerna between the years 2000 and 2013. Investigator of the Research Group on Constructivism and Discursive Processes (Currently a section of the Research Group on Psychology, Person, and Context) of the Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences, and Sports Blanquerna. Research Group accredited by the Government of Catalonia. Since the beginning of my career I dedicated to train therapists, specially to those working with families. Since 2003 I work with adoptive famílies, first as a trainer and evaluator during the stage prior to adoption and subsequently as a psychotherapist during the post-adoption period. I work as a psychotherapist from an integrative approach that merges constructivist, constructionist, cognitive, narrative, systemic, and postmodern therapies. I investigate and publish mainly on the construction of identity, on psychotherapeutic processes and on Adoption and foster care.
Antonia Mª Gómez Hinojosa is PhD in Psychology. Master in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. Private Consultation psychologist Dra. Gómez. Associate Professor Degree in Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences i Sport (FPCEE) Blanquerna (Ramon Lllull University). Teaching professor and researcher of the Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Faculty of Health Sciences Blanquerna. Teacher in the Master in General Health Psychology FPCEE (Ramon Lllull University). Coordinator of the Psychology Clinic Area of the FPCEE (Ramon Lllull University). Teaching in the Master of the UNED of Psychotherapeutic Interventions, in the Master of Sexology of APCCEE, and Sexual and Couple Therapy at the University of Girona. Member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Reviewer for the journal Happiness Studies and Psychological Action Magazine. Several publications and assistance to national and international conferences.
Pre-Conference and Post-Conference Workshops
Pre-Conference
Stephen Madigan
"Relational Interviewing: Emotional Preparing Conflicted Couples for Mediation, Separation and Reunification"
The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and demonstrate a new form of narrative therapy relational interviewing with highly conflicted couples. The workshop will demonstrate relational interviewing videos with conflicted couples and videos revealing new forms of therapeutic letter writing. The workshop will clearly outline several relational interviewing methods found necessary to emotionally prepare the conflicted couple before they enter discussions about the conflict and/or separation agreements or the prospects of couple reunification, separation, mediation or divorce.
Master of Social Work, Master of Science, Doctor of Medicine, couples and family therapist, Stephen opened in 1992 the Vancouver School Narrative Therapy in Yaletown Family Therapy, the first training center of narrative therapy in the northern hemisphere. In 2008, the American Family Therapy Academy honors him with the "Distinguished Award for Innovative Practive in Family Therapy Theory and Practice". In 2010 he wrote a book on the theory and practice of narrative therapy for the American Psychological Association, with a set of seven DVDs showing his narrative therapeutic work "in live". He has also worked with the Commission de la Santé Mentale du Canada on a new project to give housing the homeless.

Khader Rasras and Nihaya Abu-Rayyan, of the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for the Victims of Torture (TRC), Ramallah, Palestine
This workshop will be introduced by Hugh Fox
"Working with People Experiencing Continuing Trauma"
At the beginning we will present TRC and the nature of work in a brief introduction. Then we will focus on narrative therapy in the Palestinian context and the effectiveness of narrative techniques when working with multiple and continuous traumas framed within the colonial context. The workshop will focus on "How the Expectation of Trauma Prepares People and Strengthens Resilience in the Face of Actual Trauma”. Then we'll talk about "Seasons of Life metaphor", both theory & practice. This is a narrative technique to work with trauma as the result of imprisonment and torture. After that, we will offer a case presentation about narrative responses to bereaved families. Finally, we will do Kite of Life exercise with participants. This will end the workshop by focusing on taking steps toward the future through shedding light on the hopes, dreams and goals the participants seek to achieve.
This workshop has been sponsored financially by a number of organisations and individuals. We would particularly like to acknowledge DISPUK (Denmark), the Institute of Narrative Therapy (UK) and Catherine Verilhac (France), whose contributions have helped to make this workshop possible.
Khader Rasras, is a senior clinical psychologist on an M.A, MSc level. He is the Director of the Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture (TRC). He is teaching at Birzeit University. He had several articles and book chapters on different themes in psychology. He in cooperation with other authods published 2 books on mental health status in the Palestinian community and another book on the status of torture in Israeli detention centers. He was certified by Dulwich Center in Australia as guardian of narrative therapy in Palestine for this continuous support for the narrative team there. He is an experienced psychotherapist and a group therapist. He is a human rights activist.
Nihaya Mahmud Abu-Rayyan works for more than 10 years of experience in Palestinian outreach and multi-continuous trauma context as a clinical social worker, narrative therapist, teacher, supervisor and professional trainer in mental health and human rights issues. As well psychodrama practitioner for Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture, to work with groups, families, individual therapy and community work. In my current role I do psychotherapy with torture survivors using narrative therapy as a post-colonial approach that liberate people from the dominant cultural discourse. As well I work inside Palestinian Correction & Rehabilitation centers (prisons) Group, individual and single consultations. Recent teaching have included Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, Norway and England. I vitally interested in avoiding psychological colonization, developing forms of practice relevant to resiliency and social justice in the context of trauma and torture. I am also a coordinator of Palestinian Narrative Institute under the Dulwich Centre umbrella. Also, I interested in prisons social construction and counter discourse to dominant discourse of power and knowledge in community cultural contexts.
The Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture-TRC is a Palestinian non-governmental, nonprofit organization active in the area of defending human rights. TRC’s developmental mandate is to arrive at a Palestinian society free from torture and organized violence. For the realization of this objective, TRC strives to increase community awareness of human rights and to disseminate knowledge on the topics of torture and organized violence (such as prisoners, the wounded, families of martyrs, victims of the Apartheid Wall and the occupations’ road blocks, victims of the settlers attacks and others). In addition, TRC offers victims of torture and organized violence and their families in the Palestinian Society a complementary set of therapeutic and rehabilitation services. The idea of having a rehabilitation center for victims saw light in January of 1997 when TRC was founded. The accumulated experience in addressing the issues and needs of victims of torture and their families for creation of a specialized professional place paved the way so as to assist victims and their loved ones who shared the sufferings caused by the traumatic events during the detention period.

Poh Lin Lee, David Denborough and Cheryl White
David Denborough and Cheryl White by Videoconference
"Halfway Across the Bridge: Responding to People Seeking Asylum"
This workshop will offer a space to explore narrative ideas for responding to displacement, uncertainty and trauma with people seeking asylum. Through case examples, transcripts and group exercises the focus will be on re-membering, absent but implicit and the micro-practices that support co-researching stories that offer sustenance in the face of ongoing, multiple injustice and trauma.
Poh Lin has been responding to trauma over the past 10 years across a number of different countries and contexts. Shaped by conversations with people seeking asylum and survivors of torture Poh Lin is committed to taking up narrative ideas in de-colonising ways that honour the expeditions of identities and stories across borders and is passionate about the politics of belonging and possibilities for carrying "home in the heart" in nomadic ways. Poh Lin has a Masters in Narrative Therapy and Community Work, Bachelor in Social Work (both in Australia) and is a member of the Dulwich International Teaching Faculty. She is currently based in France working in training, supervision and counselling.
David is Doctor of Philosophy and Coordinator of the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work with the University of Melbourne, works as a community worker, teacher, writer and editor for Dulwich Centre, and is particularly interested in cross-cultural partnerships which limit the chances of psychological colonization and create possibilities for cross-cultural inventions, such as the Team of Life Narrative Approach and Tree of Life. These collective narrative methodologies seek to assist people to address the effects of traumatic experiences without having to speak directly about them. Is also vitally interested in how collective narrative practices can spark and/or sustain social movement and in projects that respond to racism and seek to strengthen social cohesion/inclusion.
Cheryl is the director of Dulwich Centre and the founder of Dulwich Centre Publications, where she works as publisher, editor, teacher, training co-ordinator, conference host, and initiator of projects. Cheryl is the co-editor of various books, including "Conversations about gender, culture, violence & narrative practice: Stories of hope and complexity from women of many cultures", and is particularly interested in finding ways of support for practitioners working in difficult and challenging contexts. She is the chairperson of the Dulwich Centre Foundation, which main objective is to serve as a bridge between narrative therapy and work groups and communities.


Post-Conference
Jill Freedman
"Developing Stories Creatively: Narrative Therapy with Young People"
This workshop will be about using narrative ideas and practices with children and teenagers. The focus will include developing stories with children who have limited attention and language skills, doing therapy with young people who don’t seem interested in talking, entering a young person’s world of creativity, imagination and playfulness, using documents and art, and structuring therapy conversations to include the different stories of family members. A lesson I have learned from Michael White that I hope to share in this workshop is finding ways to enjoy working with young people, even if they don't seem interested in participating at the outset.
Director of Evanston Family Therapy Center, where she has a therapy and consulting practice. Together with her partner, Gene Combs, she has authored three books: "Symbol, story, and ceremony: Using metaphor in individual and family therapy", "Narrative Therapy: The social construction of preferred realities", "Narrative Therapy with couples", and more than 25 book chapters and articles. She teaches internationally and is very excited to be able to join in some of Dulwich Centre's programs.
Social Programme
Joan Baró y Remolà
Singer-Songwriter
Musical Performance included in the Closing Plenary
My name is Joan Baró y Remolà. I tell stories. Sometimes even with words.
Life takes from one place to another, I share what I am and keep on walking. Often the moment that we create becomes a wonder, and whatever happens, it pushes us forward. I carry with me a magic bundle full of melodies and the more I give, I get more to be given: if we play with them they become big and great, and beautiful, don’t have them waiting . . .
●  Website: http://JoanBaro.com
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