Re-Authoring Conversations and Re-Storying Lives - 25-26 March 2021 (50% Student Discount Available)

About Your Speaker

Dr. Ian Percy MSW PhD is a therapist, supervisor, consultant, trainer and published author in narrative and mindfulness approaches. He is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, a Clinical Member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy and an Accredited Psychotherapy Supervisor with The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Ian teaches professional development courses in counselling and psychotherapy for social service agencies, universities and private organisations. He specialised in training colleagues in Narrative Therapy since 1997. 

Ian has taught internationally and given workshops and papers at state, national and global conferences. He was an invited Plenary Speaker on spiritualities at the 8th Social Work in Health and Mental Health conference in Singapore. He has received two university awards for academic excellence.

About the Training

Re-membering Conversations and Internalised Other Interviewing seek to reengage with significant people from personal history who have, in important ways, shaped who we have become. They belong to our life stories, to our prior selves. They contribute to a multi-voiced, multi-bodied and multi-storied sense of self. We will consider how people show this self to others and how they hold others in memory. Such explorations can have significant therapeutic implications.

This is an experiential and practical two-day workshop. Though it is not therapy, trainees will attend with a willingness to explore certain aspects of their personal histories. They will take responsibility for their level of engagement and what they choose to discuss.

Workshop Curriculum

1. Producing the sense of a personal storied self

2. Witnessing each other's and our own story making

3. Performing and distributing the porous self: from autonomous being to becoming with others

4. Relational resonance and relational dissonance

5. Detailed guided exercises drawing from participants' lives

6. Narrative and neural creation: attention, intention, memory and repetition

Skills Acquisition will include:

1. How to introduce these special kinds of conversations

2. Understanding the importance of sequencing questions

3. Plotting the effects of relational connections through time and context

4. Creating agency within complex shades of meaning

5. Expanding future stories of preferred relational selves and life

As people learn in different ways, this training will be facilitated through a variety of teaching methods including:

1. Skills building demonstration interviews

2. Guided exercises

3. Small groups as supportive audiences

4. Large group discussions

5. Scenarios from therapy


Registration Information

All cheques are made payable to 'The SEL Network LLP'. Please note that payment needs to be made in full for all registrants for confirmation of seats - 2 weeks before course begins.

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Student Discounts

If you are a part-time or full-time student currently studying counselling or psychology online or mainstream, you can receive 50% off of the regular price of $950 ($475 Net)!

Just enter the coupon code "STU2021" in the comments box and we will invoice you accordingly. Be prepared to either send us a picture of your student ID via email attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or bring your Student ID and present to us at the first day of the course. Thank you. Our student discounts are generous, as we want you as a student to learn as broadly as possible and to make friends as you go along!


ZOOM format or onsite attendance pending government regulations

Event Properties

Event Date 25-Mar-2021 9:00 am
Event End Date 26-Mar-2021 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 24-10-2020
Cut off date 26-Mar-2021 11:00 pm
Individual Price $950.00