Acknowledgements

The training that Elize Morkel offers is based on the ideas and practices as taught by various therapists to whom she is deeply indebted. The workshops and conferences listed below only begin to reflect some of the exposure to the work of therapist that has influenced her life and practice. Reading the work of these and other therapists has also been invaluable and necessary for developing her understanding of narrative therapy.

Some of the workshops and conferences which Elize has attended

Michael White, Dulwich Centre, Adelaide, Australia

  • Two day workshop: Somerset West: Narrative therapy and trauma: the scaffolding of therapeutic conversations. (2003)
  • One week workshop: Chicago, USA: Pre-conference workshop. (2003)
  • One week workshop: Pretoria: Introduction to Narrative therapy. (1998)
  • One week workshop: Pretoria: Intensive Workshop in Narrative therapy. (1997)
  • Two day workshop: Cape Town: Michael White workshop. (1992)

David Epston, The Family Therapy Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

  •  Two day workshop: Somerset West: Putting the Narrative into Narrative therapy. (2002)
  • Three day workshop: Cape Town: Narrative Therapy. (1999)
  • One week workshop: Auckland, New Zealand: Intensive Workshop in Narrative therapy with Couples. (1999)
  • One week workshop: Auckland, New Zealand: Intensive Workshop in Narrative therapy with Children. (1999)

Johnella Bird, The Family Therapy Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

  •  Three day workshop: Somerset West: Talk that Sings – Resourcing the People We Work With. (2005)
  • Two day workshop: Chicago, USA: Pre-conference workshop. (2003)
  • One week workshop: Auckland, New Zealand: Intensive workshop in Narrative therapy with Couples. (1999)
  • One week workshop: Auckland, New Zealand: Intensive workshop in Narrative therapy with Children. (1999)  

Kaethe Weingarten, Havard Medical School, USA

  • Two day workshop: Somerset West: Intercepting Intergenerational transmission of Trauma Workshop. (2010)
  • Two day workshop: Somerset West: Witnessing, Wonder and Hope. (2002)
  • One day workshop: Pretoria: Illness Narratives. (2000)
  • One day workshop: Pretoria: The Personal is the Professional. (2000)
  • One day workshop: Pretoria: Witnessing, Wonder and Hope. (2000)

Jill Freedman and Gene Combs, Evanston Family Centre, Illinois, USA

  •  Three day workshop: Somerset West: Narrative Skills: Questions, Documents and Listening with a poetic ear. (2008)
  •  One day workshop: Johannesburg: The Crafting and Composing of Questions. (2000)
  •  One day workshop: Johannesburg: Taking lives back from the effect of violence and abuse. (2000)

Vicky Dickerson and Jeff Zimmermann, California, USA

  • One week workshop: Adelaide, Australia: Intensive workshop in Narrative Therapy. (1999)

Kiwi Tamasese, Flora Tuhaka & Charles Waldegrave, The Family Centre, Wellington, New Zealand

  •  Two day workshop: Adelaide, Australia: Private Conversations and Public Issues. (1999)

Elmarie Kotzé, University of Waikato, New Zealand & Steven Gaddis, The Salem Therapy Centre, Salem, USA

  •  Two day workshop: Somerset West: Ethics at work:  The next small question in therapy practice. (2011)

Stephen Madigan, Vancouver, Canada

  •  Two day workshop: Somerset West: Advanced Practice in Narrative Therapy Interviewing (2014)
  • Two day workshop: Somerset West: Narrative Therapy – theory, practice and skill development (2014)

International Conferences

  •  Therapeutic Conversations TC 11 Conference, Vancouver, Canada (2014)
  • 30th International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa (2012)
  • Dulwich Centre Publications: Narrative therapy and Community Work. Kristiansand, Norway (2007)
  • Narrative Therapy and Community Work. Chicago, USA (2003)
  • Dulwich Centre Publications: Narrative therapy and Community Work. Adelaide, Australia (1999)
  • South African Association for Marital and Family Therapy. One Nations many Families, Cape Town (2000)
  • South African Association for Marital and Family Therapy. Re-authoring the (His)stories we Live and work by, Jhb (1997)
  • South African Association for Marital and Family Therapy. From Diversity to Healing. Pretoria (1990)
  • South African Association for Marital and Family Therapy: Family therapy in South Africa Today. Cape Town (1988)