SAVE THE DATE! Therapeutic Life Story Work International Conference – June 2024

Following our successful conferences in Lisbon, Portugal and Melbourne, Australia, TLSWi is excited to announce our 3rd International Conference on Therapeutic Life Story Work is coming to London, UK in June 2024.
SAVE THE DATE!     6th, 7th & 8th June 2024
Watch this space for further details coming soon, or email us to be added to the conference mailing list [email protected] 

Student Representatives

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Monthly TLSWi Drop In Sessions

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TLSWuk is now on Social Media!

TLSWuk is the newly formed UK branch of TLSWi, and we are now on social media.
You can find us at TLSWuk on twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.
Please look us up and follow!


Research evidence underpinning the Rose Model in Therapeutic Life Story Work

Therapeutic Life Story Work International is excited to be able to share the recent research paper that has taken place in Australia by Deakin University evidencing that the Rose Model in TLSW supports our practice and purpose.  

The overall report has exceeded our expectations, however we are delighted with the conclusion, and recommendation of the advantages and effectiveness of applying the Rose Model in TLSW, and the long-term impact that TLSW has on children and young people.

Please click the link below to access the full report…


Adverse Childhood Experiences and Therapeutic Life Story Work Research

Rhianna O’Brien at the University of Kent is currently conducting research into the use of Therapeutic Life Story Work with children and young people with Adverse Childhood Experiences and experiences of Domestic Violence and Abuse.
As part of this research, she is looking to understand the thoughts Therapeutic Life Story Work Practitioners have on:

  • Implementing Therapeutic Life Story Work
  • How practitioners use Therapeutic Life Story Work
  • How effective Therapeutic Life Story Work is with children with Adverse Childhood Experiences

If you would like to take part, please click the link below. There is also a chance of winning one of two £50 Amazon vouchers.
If you have any questions about this research, please contact Rhianna O’Brien at: [email protected]

Certificate in TLSW Supervision

This new course delivered by Karla Burley and Jenny Chigwende is aimed at those who have completed the Professional Diploma in TLSW and would like to become a TLSW Supervisor.  Places are limited on this course, therefore early booking is advised.  For more information and dates in Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024 see flyer below…
Certificate in TLSW Supervision Course – 2023-24

Creating Therapeutic Stories – 3 Day Course by Suzanne and Karla

Places are limited on this 3-day course presented by Suzanne McGladdery and Karla Burley.  The course aims to provide a framework for ‘Creating Therapeutic Stories’.
For further details and dates for 2024 take a look at the flyer below…
CTS Flyer Spring & Autumn 2024

Developing Your Therapeutic Life Story Work Tool Kit to Meet the Needs of the Child – Training Course

These short online practical workshops have been designed to support the development of additional TLSW Tools, with the individual needs of the child and differentiation in mind.

There are three individual workshops to attend, or receive a discount if attending all three!  See flyer below for more information, dates, cost and how to book your place…


Becoming an Independent Therapeutic Life Story Worker Workshop

Suzanne McGladdery is providing a short course around becoming an Independent TLSW Worker, offering advice in setting up independent practice.   See flyer for details and dates for 2024.
Becoming Independent Flyer 2024