⭐ BONUS! When you register for this workshop, you also receive free access to the recordings of both: Dr. John Launer's keynote presentation from the February SD Virtual Pain Summit Online & the 45 min Q&A session ⭐

Conversations Inviting Change Workshop

Instructor: Dr. John Launer

Cost: $400

Time: 9 am - 11 am PST

Check your time zone here

Dates: July 19, 20, 21, 22, & July 26 & 28, 2021

Place: Online

Limited 'seats'! Available: 6/18

Sarah Haag

About this workshop: Conversations Inviting Change (CIC) is a model of interactional skills training based on narrative studies, communication theory and systems thinking. It was first developed at the Tavistock Clinic in London as an approach to healthcare consultations and peer supervision. Since then, it has been introduced to over two thousand people in the United Kingdom and abroad..

CIC is based on the simple idea that everyone - whether as a patient, client, learner or colleague - can benefit from telling stories about their experiences, and being skillfully questioned about these. It can be applied in person-centred consultations with individuals and families, supervision, coaching and mentoring, team development and facilitation, training in reflective practice and professionalism, and in leadership and management. It is effective in helping people to move on when they feel stuck, and ideal for difficult or challenging encounters. 

This engaging and interactive workshop will explain the origins of CIC, along with its fundamental principles. It will include an account of how the model is used in consultations with patients and their families, in training and supervising in the health care professions, and in enhancing team working. It will also cover evaluation and research into the effects of CIC training.


Bio: John Launer is a doctor, educator and award-winning writer. With a dual professional background in general practice and family therapy, as well a degree in English literature, John's interests range across the borders of health care, systems thinking, and the humanities. They include clinical supervision for the health professions, team development in the health service, and narrative medicine. 

John's current roles include lead for educational innovation in primary care for Health Education England in London. His other posts include honorary senior lecturer in primary care at University College London, honorary lifetime consultant at the Tavistock Clinic, faculty member at ISTUD business school in Milan and honorary president of the Association of Narrative Practice in Healthcare He is a founder member of the International Association for Spielrein Studies and on its steering group.


Register for this workshop