Narrative Therapy Conference 2015


Conference Theme: Opening up Possibilities through Narrative Practice

Aim of the Conference:

  • To gather the narrative therapy community of South Africa for three days of learning and connection.
  • To introduce a big number of colleagues to narrative practices.
  • To provide local and overseas colleagues the opportunity to present their work and make visible the many possibilities that narrative therapy hold for a diversity of contexts, people and challenges.

Who should attend?

Any person with an interest in narrative therapy – colleagues from psychology, psychiatry, social work, pastoral therapy, the clergy, counsellors working in communities, students etc. The Narrative Therapy Foundations pre-conference workshop presented by Stephen Madigan will be an excellent way to familiarise yourself with Narrative Therapy before attending the two day conference. More experienced colleagues will have the choice of the two pre-conference workshops presented by Jeff Zimmerman and David Nylund respectively.

Invitation to present papers

Apart from keynote presentations there will be parallel sessions of 50 min each throughout the two days. In this way we hope to accommodate many therapists with an interest in sharing their work.

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Applications will be made to HPCSA (6 points are normally allocated for the 6 hrs per day) and SACSSP

Dates of Conference: 19-21 August 2015

Wednesday 19 August: A choice of three One Day Pre-conference workshops presented by guest presenters, Stephen Madigan, David Nylund & Jeff Zimmerman

Thursday 20 & Friday 21 August: Conference with keynote addresses and parallel sessions. (Full conference programme will be available in May)

Venue: Dutch Reformed Church Helderberg, Somerset West

Somerset West is situated close to the False Bay coast in the picturesque Cape Winelands area about forty kilometres outside Cape Town. The organisers choose this church venue as it provides reasonably priced facilities with parking space. Meals and refreshments (included in the conference and workshop fees) can be enjoyed in a space that supports networking and community.

Fees (Include light vegetarian lunches and refreshments)

Presenters and delegates pay the fees below. Please note the discounted package deal for attendance of all three days!! You can register by going to Registration

Pre-Conference workshop:

Full paying (after 30 June): R 900
Early Bird (before 30 June) R800
Students: R 500

2 Day Conference:

Full paying (after 30 June): R1 600 (R900 if only attending one day)
Early Bird (before 30 June): R1 400 for conference (R800 if only attending one day)
Students: R500 per day = R1000 for conference

Packages – Attending all 3 days:

Full paying (after 30 June): R 2 300
Early bird (before 30 June): R2 000
Students: R 1 200 To register visit Registration


Conference delegates and presenters are responsible for their own travelling, transport and accommodation arrangements.

Recommendations for accommodation in Somerset West

Albourne Guest House:  (021) 852 2184
Erinvale Hotel:  (021) 847 1160
Huis Waverin:  (021) 855 0630
Penny Lane Lodge:  (021) 852 9976
Smart Stay Self Catering Apartments:  083 285 9869
Somerset Villa Guesthouse:  (021) 855 2167
Two Oaks Bed and Breakfast:  (021) 852-5267
Willowbrook Lodge:  021 851 3759

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