The Department of Counseling and Psychological Services will be hosting Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Training this Spring 2019, which will serve as an introduction to the full certificate training.
Description of Training
Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) is an empirically supported short-term approach to addressing trauma spectrum disorder for survivors of singular, multiple and complex trauma. NET has been particularly impactful across diverse cultures and settings to resolve traumas for adults and children who have survived traumas associated with sexual and domestic violence, war, natural disaster and human trafficking. In practice, NET combines a narrative approach with cognitive behavioral exposure techniques to address the neuropsychological effects of trauma and memory on a person’s interpersonal and intrapersonal functioning. Through this approach, clients benefit from contextualizing their trauma experiences in a holistic narrative (termed “testimony”) that allows them to process emotions related to the trauma and develop clear contingencies for potential dangerous and/or safe conditions. The facilitator of NET utilizes empathy and counseling-based listening skills to connect the client fully to the emotional and physiological experiences of the traumatic experience while keeping the client grounded in the “here and now.”
The two-part Narrative Exposure Therapy educational training program will be facilitated by Dr. Danie Meyer-Parlapanis, a certified NET trainer and protégé of Dr. Thomas Elbert, one of the developers of the approach. Meyer-Parlapanis has extensive experience utilizing and teaching NET across multiple continents with a wide diversity of trauma survivors of war, genocide, domestic and sexual violence, and generational violence. This training does not lead to NET certification but serves as an overview and pre-cursor to a full certificate training in NET that will be held at Georgia State in Fall 2019.
March 16, 2019 9am-5pm: Introduction and Theoretical Overview of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) – No limit on number of participants
This six-hour training will introduce the foundational aspects of the NET approach. Trauma spectrum disorders and the neuropsychological and emotional effects of trauma will be discussed. Development and implementation of NET as an empirically supported short-term treatment for trauma will also be addressed. Introduction to facilitation skills and how to identify appropriate clients for this intervention will also be covered in this session.
March 23, 2019 9am-5pm: Implementing Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and Considerations for Practice- Limited to 12 participants who have attended the March 16 session
This six-hour hour training will build on the introduction session from March 16, 2019 and provide participants with an experience of NET. This session is experiential and will involve working with traumatic memories in small-group sessions. Attendees for this session may be exposed to their own and/or others’ testimony of trauma. Tips and specialized techniques from a seasoned expert in NET will be featured as will challenges and strategies for using NET in multicultural contexts.
College of Education & Human Development
Georgia State University
30 Pryor Street, SW Room 150
Atlanta, GA 30303
Cancellations must be received in writing seven days prior to the workshop to receive a full refund.
Accommodations will be made in accordance with the law. If you require ADA accommodations contact Katie Lowry (404-413-8012) at least two weeks before the workshop date(s) so arrangements can be made.
CEUS: There are no formal Continuing Education Units offered for these workshops.
Further Questions Contact Jonathan Orr, Ph.D. at 404-413-8197 or [email protected]