College of Health

School of Social Work

Group Work Institute

Voices of Strength: Narrative Therapy in Group Work

Date & Time:

Friday, November 6, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM



$45 General, $5 students


University of St. Thomas, St. Paul Campus
McNeely Hall, Room 100


Registration on event day requires exact cash or check.  No change is provided.

Voices of Strength:  Narrative Therapy in Group Work

Presenter:  Kirsten Romness, LICSW, CTRS

Kirsten Romness is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Recreation Therapist in private practice and employed at the W. Jepson Day Treatment Program of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.  Kirsten has developed a narrative therapy group work design with a focused intention on treatment services for psychosis.  With extensive practice in group work, international research experiences, and narrative therapy training, she has created a platform for integrating research and therapy practices in the field of psychotherapy.  Linking narrative approaches and creative modalities, Kirsten enthusiastically explores the endless possibilities for human connection, wellness and joy. 

Kirsten will share and demonstrate creative narrative therapy approaches used in group psychotherapy.  Data from the implementation of these specific narrative approaches in groupwork for the treatment of psychosis will be reviewed.  Bridging evidence-based research into clinical practice will also be discussed.


  • Learn narrative therapy approaches for group work.
  • Acquire knowledge about strength-based strategies for utilizing narrative therapy with multiple client populations.
  • Assess evidence-based outcomes in narrative therapy and group work.
  • Engage in hands-on learning and activities to practice new skills.

3 CEHs, clinical intervention methods

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