Academy of Contemporary Narrative Therapy

The applicants are required to have a 4-year College degree to qualify for attendance to the training programs offered at the Academy.

These programs are designed to provide the students with solid, core consultation skills so that they can achieve superlative results in assisting clients live happier, more meaningful lives. These trainings are grounded in social constructionist worldview, and post-structural and post-modern perspectives that are not likely to be taught in conventional academic settings.

At the Academy, we provide the students with a thorough, comprehensive and hands-on training on effective ways to engage the consultees in transformational conversations and help them explore, remember, and shape new realities about their powerfulness that the problems had rendered invisible to their eyes. These newly acknowledged realities will offer new meanings to their lived experiences and inspire new opportunities for their future.

To facilitate their education to provide the consultees with the services mentioned above, a warm, safe environment will be provided for our students so they can review their assumptions, and to render visible some of their everyday taken-for-granted practices of life and relationships, in an attempt for them to become more aware of the effects of their thinking and acting, and to make it possible for them to take responsibility for the real effects of their future work on the lives of those who will seek their help.

The students will be provided with an understanding of Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Linguistics, Ethics, Critical Thinking, Effective Communication Skills, Deconstructive Listening and Deconstructive Questioning based on Social Constructionist Perspective and Post-Modern, Post-Structural Theories such as Narrative and Feminism.

The students will learn to utilize influential collaborative approaches to help those seeking consultation to identify/establish and achieve their individual and relational goals.

The assessment tool utilized is a research-based Personal Agency Questionnaire (PAQ; Lundquist, 2012) developed by the Founder.

 

At the Academy, we offer full-time and part-time training programs so students can select the schedule that best works for them. If students have any scheduling conflicts, they may opt to join only one of our classes in the part-time program! Please see below for the available schedules:

Full-Time

The Beginner Level Training Program (Four Months)
Duration: 4 hours a day, 4 days a week, for 4 months
Registration Fee for this Program is: $6,400

The Intermediate Level Training Program (Three Months)
Duration: 4 hours a day, 4 days a week, for 3 months
Registration Fee for this Program is: $5,760

The Advanced Level Training Program (Three Months)
Duration: 4 hours a day, 4 days a week, for 3 months
Registration Fee for this Program is: $6,720

Part-Time

The Beginner Level Training Program (Eight-Ten Months)
Duration: 6 hours (3 classes), 1 day a week (Fridays), for 8-10 months Registration Fee for this Program is: $6,400

The Intermediate Level Training Program (Six-Eight Months)
Duration: 4-6 hours (2-3 classes), 1 day a week, for 6-8 months Registration Fee for this Program is: $5,760

The Advanced Level Training Program (Six-Eight Months)
Duration: 4-6 hours (2-3 classes), 1 day a week, for 6-8 months
Registration Fee for this Program is: $6,720

Our Founder believes in accessible and affordable education for everybody! Thus, students will be offered a waiver on their Registration Fee of $6,400 based on financial hardship. All students exempt from paying the Registration Fee will commit to volunteer at the nonprofit for as many hours of training as they receive at the Academy in exchange for their education in addition to their practicum and internship. She provides the required and recommended books for the Academy classes so students can borrow them for their studies throughout the duration of their courses!

Upon completion of their education, students may be offered paid positions at the Consultation Center and the Academy if they have established their trustworthiness and competence in delivering the services they have been trained on.

Waiver Of Registration Fee

We will provide waivers of registration fee for 9 students who will be selected among those who apply for this waiver and send us their applications to attend the Beginner Level Training Program, by February 17th, 2021.

Three times a year we will accept 9 students in our Beginner Level Training Program. Among the 9 students accepted in these Programs, 3 will be offered a waiver on their Registration Fee based on financial hardship. These students will be exempt from paying tuition fees for the Beginner Level Training Program offered at the Academy.

Among the students who successfully complete this Beginner Level Training Program, 3 will be awarded with another ‘waiver of registration fee’ to complete the 3-month Intermediate Level Training Program offered at the Academy.

Among the students who successfully complete the Intermediate Level Training Program, 3 will be awarded with another ‘waiver of registration fee’ to complete the 3-month Advanced Level Training Program offered at the Academy.

All students exempt from paying the Registration fee will commit to volunteer at the nonprofit for as many hours of training they receive at the Academy in exchange for their education.

Upon completion of their education and obligations to the community, all the students will be offered paid positions at the Consultation Center and the Academy if they have established their trustworthiness in delivering the services they have been trained on.

Application Form

Please fill out the form using a black pen and email your scanned, completed application to contact@opendoorstofuturepossibilities.org or submit your application form to: 1550 The Alameda, Suite 150, San Jose, CA 95126 in person to the receptionist at the office before February 8th, 2022.
The classes will start on
February 15th, 2022.

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