Adelaide Narrative Therapy  Collective

Dahlia Elsayed Some Heavy Indulgences 2009 *

Used with permission of the artist.



Introduction to Narrative Therapy



Storying the Body & Reminding the Brain



Narrative Invitational Approaches with Men who use Violence



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.

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


Counselling is also available with Sarah Atkinson who is affiliated with Adelaide Narrative Therapy Collective. Please find out more about Sarah 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 Skype 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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