Adelaide Narrative Therapy  Collective

Dahlia Elsayed Some Heavy Indulgences 2009 *

Used with permission of the artist.


Adelaide Narrative Therapy Collective privileges the health and well-being of all those registered for upcoming workshops. The South Australian government is implementing COVID-19 Recovery Stage 3 for activities. Under this stage "Social distancing requirements will be reduced to one person per two square metres.". 

We are now offering ZOOM Participation concurrent with physical workshops! 

In this exciting initiative we are stepping into new territory for teaching by inviting participants to Zoom-in to a live class setting. Or join us in-person at the same time. Check our workshop on Invitational-Narrative Approaches with Violence and Abuse for more details.

For participants in South Australia we believe that we can safely deliver workshops under this guideline and with agreement from all participants. In addition, we were allowed to book our prefered training venue, Thebarton Community Centre, which was made available under the Step 3 Recovery Guidelines. 



November 5, 2020

Introduction to Responding to Childhood Sexual Abuse: Zoom Workshop


2021 TBC

Storying the Body & Reminding the Brain


2021 TBC

Narrative Therapy Intensive Level One



About us

Michael White, together with David Epston developed and extended Narrative ideas and practices over several decades. Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends was published in 1990 and Maps of Narrative Practice in 2007.

Adelaide Narrative Therapy Collective is a nimble affiliation of experienced practitioners engaged in work with persons, couples, families and communities in a wide variety of settings. We share years of interest in practising and sharing what has come to be called Narrative Therapy. You can find out more about each of us in facilitator biographies attached to workshops.


All of us have been influenced deeply by the work of Michael White (see box on this page), and the teaching of Maggie Carey, Shona Russell and Rob Hall of Narrative Practices Adelaide.

Adelaide Narrative Therapy Collective is currently coordinated by Terry Callahan.



Terry Callahan is a narrative practitioner of twenty years experience in community settings and private practice. He provides general counselling and has a particular interest in working with men, their partners and children around concerns with family violence and abuse. Counselling is also available for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Phone and online (zoom, skype, etc) counselling is also available

Medicare Rebates are available with a GP Mental Health Care Plan.

Terry is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW).

For inquiries with regard to counselling please call NADA on 8340 2240


We are Affiliated with Re-Authoring Teaching for International Training & Collaboration. Counselling is also available with Sarah Atkinson who is affiliated with Adelaide Narrative Therapy Collective. Please find out more on our Affiliations page



Adelaide Narrative Counselling and Teaching offers support to individual practitioners and agencies who are wanting to pursue ongoing reflection on their work through a narrative lens. When interest permits, we also offer small group supervision.

Supervision can be provided onsite, via Zoom or at Adelaide Narrative Counselling and Teaching offices at NADA, Hindmarsh.

If you would like to discuss supervision, please

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DAHLIA ELSAYED I use painting, installation and sculpture to make fictional landscapes that refer to east/west marginality in pictorial spaces that are simultaneously flat and real. My work is based on pairing diasporan narrative with a terra firma, connecting internal and external sense of place and creating myth pictures for placelessness. These allegorical landscapes use a symbolic vocabulary rooted in cartography, comics and cosmology to make visual narratives that tell unreliable oral histories and anticipate alternate futures. My interest in these themes stems from my own experience of displacement over multiple generations of my family. These involuntary movements from continent to continent, with little belongings but much in story, have formed the way I think about place and lore. I make work to connect the material and concrete to the ephemeral shapes of a personal geography.To see Dahlia's work go to

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