Introductory Course in Narrative Therapy

Basic Concepts and Skills (2 days)


Introduction :

This course is intended to offer a bird’s eye view on the basic philosophical foundation that underlies Narrative Therapy.  In addition, what narrative therapy in a nutshell is about: namely, the experiencing of our lives through stories as well as situating stories in therapeutic context.  This course is intended to be both informational, educational as well as experiential.

Course Objectives :

  1. To gain a fundamental understanding of the philosophical foundation in narrative therapy
  2. To explore personal attractions of narrative therapy
  3. To experience what it is like to live life through stories; to tell stories about yourself
  4. To gain a basic understanding of externalizing conversation
  5. To gain a basic understanding of retrieving unique outcomes and thickening them with the view of constructing an alternative plot of preferred story

Course Content :

  1. Basic understanding of philosophical influences which helps to shape Michael White’s conception of  narrative therapy
  2. The meaning of such philosophical implication for our personal and professional lives
  3. The meaning and importance of stories as opposed to feelings
  4. Understanding of externalizing conversation: naming the problem, tracing its history as well as exploring its effects
  5. Retrieving unique outcomes, thickening them and reconstructing an alternative preferred story plot
  6. The practice and developing the skills of asking good and helpful clinical questions

Trainer :  Ms. Josanna Lai  (黎玉蓮小姐)

Josanna Lai Yuk Lin is a registered clinical psychologist with over twenty years of clinical experience both in Hong Kong and Australia.  Her clinical work spans across different clinical settings including psychiatric hospital (HK & Australia), university counseling setting, rehabilitation setting and private practice.  She is a clinical supervisor for HK Master’s Programs in Clinical Psychology as well as honorary clinical supervisor for Fu Hong.

She was a personal friend of late Michael White and completed an intensive Diploma Course in Narrative Therapy under his tutelage.  She was also the clinical supervisor for HK Baptist University Master’s Program in Youth Counseling.


Course Details :

Date :  16 & 23/11/2017 (Thur.)   

Time :  9:30am – 5:30pm (7 hours X2)

Venue :

  • Hong Kong Society of Professional Training
  • 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom
  • 上課地點位置圖

Language :  Cantonese supplement with English (Teaching materials are mainly in English)

Target :

  1. Helping professionals, such as clinical psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers
  2. Those who are interested in narrative therapy and expanding their paradigm of thought about life

Course Mode :  Lecture, group discussion & case sharing

Course Fee :  HK$3,200-

Special Offer :  HK$3,100- Enroll the course at least one month  prior to the event

Group Discount : HK$50- discount each for group of 3 or more

Accreditation :

  • Nurse (CNE) : 14 points
  • Social Worker (CPD) : 14 points 
  • Occupational Therapist (CPD) :  6 points (Program Code : BP17047)

Certificate :  "Certificate of Attendance" issued by Hong Kong Society of Professional Training

Registration :

  1. Payment by Cheque : Please send completed registration form with a cross cheque payable to “Hong Kong Society of Professional Training” to 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  2. Payment by Bank-in : Please bank in the course fee to our bank account with “Bank of China (HK) Ltd“, A/C: 012-890-1-038-682-9, please send the completed enrollment form and bank-in slip to us by email (PDF) or by FAX: 852-2125 7900. We will confirm through email within 1 week, please contact us if you did not receive any confirmation.
  3. Macau Payment : Please click this link for details
  4. Overseas payment : Click Here to contact us.

For enquiry : For enquiry, please contact our staff at 3111 0264 or Click Here to contact us.

Student Feedback :

  • 欣賞討論及提問,角色扮演的部份會更有效去應用及體驗所學。 社工 - Queenie
  • 欣賞一起嘗試發問問題的部份 (Narrative Questions)、及導師和同學間之互動。  社工
  • Case shoring 好精彩,老師 Josanna 的分享點評都好 insightful & constructure & inspiring;老師好 nice 好溫柔,也好堅強。 副教授 - 小文豪
  • The translation from English to Chiness fit local need. Peer Specialist in CPH - Hung

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