Level 1 Curriculum



Narrative and non-narrative ways of knowing

Introduction to post modernism and social constructionism

Structuralism, non structuralism and understanding identity

Meaning making through stories

Stories as constitutive of life

The partial nature of stories

Life as multi-storied and the role of alternative stories in re-shaping lives

The social construction of personal stories and role of history, culture and discourse

Thin description, thick/rich description and preferred identity accounts

The role of social context and interpersonal connectedness in maintaining preferred identity

Acknowledgement vs praise

Problems as external to people

Absent but implicit the double sided nature of discernment

Modern power and the production of the sense of failure


Practices and skills

Acknowledgement and engagement

Remaining decentred

Staying accepting and curious


Matching cultural and linguistic style

Using intentional state identity categories to move from action to preferred values and commitment

Externalisation separating the person from the problem

Facilitating conversation by reducing shame

Enhancing the sense of agency and a sense of self-regulation

Motivating to change by increased sense of responsibility

Statement of position map, externalising conversations - building motivation and enhancing commitment

Identifying unique outcomes or exceptions

Building meaning and significance on unique outcomes

Using unique outcomes as points of entry to alternative stories of identity

Developing rich description

Re-authoring conversations

Outsider witness practice acknowledgement and social connection round preferred identity

Scaffolding concept formation and the development of abstract thinking;  better cognitive skills, a platform for problem solving

Remembering conversations