Whether you are working with clients that include students, family members, those in the workplace, or the community, The Art of Narrative can be a valuable resource for building better relationships. This is a practical guide for deepening facilitation skills using structured questions that align with restorative practices within circle processes. Useful exercises allow practitioners to enjoy the building blocks found in each chapter to learn post-modern narrative processes so the storyteller is the center of attention rather than the facilitator.
Originally from South Africa, Dr. Frida Rundell brings decades of experience and has presented her work at seminars, workshops and international conferences in over 10 countries. As a founding professor at the International Institute for Restorative Practices in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, she continues to integrate trauma and narrative work into everyday living as a restorative practitioner. She earned her Master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Natal, South Africa, and her PhD in Community Psychology from the University of Zululand, South Africa. She is a licensed professional counselor in the USA.
"An easy to read guide for anyone who wishes to increase their facilitation skills and develop thought-provoking questions that invite insights and meaningful conversation." - Joanne Keith, PhD, Michigan State University
"The Art of Narrative offers an insightful interpretation of restorative dialogue, very relevant within the education setting where diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts form an important part of practice reform." - Nirusha Lachman, PhD, Mayo Clinic