Handbook of Therapeutic Life Story Work: The Rose Model – Publication NEWS!

It is with great pleasure, and excitement, to share with you that the book Handbook of Therapeutic Life Story Work – The Rose Model written by Karla Burley and Suzanne McGladdery was released for Publication on Thursday, 9th May 2024.
See flyer below for more information and how to order your copy!  Limited copies will be available to purchase at the TLSWi Conference in June.
Handbook of TLSW Rose Model – 9th May 2024

PLACES NOW LIMITED! Therapeutic Life Story Work International Conference, London – 6-8 June 2024

Limited places still available!  Book now, don’t miss out on joining us for this fabulous event!

Following our successful conferences in Lisbon, Portugal and Melbourne, Australia, TLSWi is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 3rd International Conference on Therapeutic Life Story Work in London,UK.

When –  6th, 7th & 8th June 2024
Where – Mary Ward House, 5 – 7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN

See booking form and flyer below, along with a short video providing details of the 3 fabulous days we have planned for those attending!…

TLSWi 3rd International Conference Introduction.mp4

TLSWi 3rd International Conference Booking Form

Conference Programme Overview v1

Contact us now to reserve your place [email protected] 

We are pleased to be able to offer a space for delegates to display an A1 poster showcasing their practice at this year’s conference.  There will be an area provided for 4 posters per day, therefore please contact [email protected] to book your poster space.  This will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  This will give delegates the opportunity to ask questions about your practice during break times and lunch. If we receive a lot of requests we may hold more than 4 poster sessions a day by rotating them during the lunch and break times

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Monthly TLSWi Community Drop In Sessions

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Alumni Workshops 2024 – TLSWi Alumni offer a range of workshops for your continued professional development

TLSW Storytelling Workshop with Ruth Kirkpatrick
An opportunity to explore ways to use oral, traditional storytelling in your TLSW practice. Learn how storytelling can benefit your work, enhancing a trusting relationship, building emotional literacy and whilst developing skills in problem solving and empathy.  Delivered online on 19th June 2024 see flyers below for more details…. AimsandoutlineSTORYTELLING WORKSHOP
TLSWStorytelling Workshop

Developing Your Therapeutic Life Story Work Tool Kit to Meet the Needs of the Child
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… Next date Saturday 29th June 2024

Certificate in Therapeutic Life Story Work 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. Watch this space for the next course coming soon!

Local Authority (& Fostering Agencies) TLSW Supervision Course
This new course has been created for those supporting team/staff members who have attended or are attending Professor Richard Rose TLSW Advanced Certificate 6-Day Course.

This course has been specifically designed and developed, endorsed by Professor Richard Rose, to inform you and offer you the insight, understanding of TLSW and to learn the TLSW skills and techniques so that you can support your team through their learning process of TLSW effectively and safely. This will enhance their practice from their learning on the 6-day TLSW Advanced Certificate course.See flyer below for full details, dates and how to reserve your place!
4-Day LA – TLSW Supervision Training Flyer June 2024

Making eBooks in Therapeutic Life Story Work
Join Suzanne McGladdery for this short workshop on how Canva and Book Creator can be used for making story books in TLSW, including audio eBooks which can be of benefit for children with complex needs.
Watch this space for the next course coming soon!

Creating Therapeutic Stories – 3 day course
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…
CTS Flyer Spring & Autumn 2024

Writing Up Your Therapeutic Life Story Work Books
Join Suzanne McGladdery on this online workshop on how to write up TLSW books.  See flyer for details and dates for 2024… Places still available on 14th May 2024 and 4th December 2024!
Writing up your TLSW books – Flyer 2024

Becoming an Independent Life Story Worker
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.
Places still available on 26th June 2024.
Becoming Independent Flyer 2024



Hazel Nicholls & Richard Rose Podcast – Tomás Saraceno: spiders and webs as metaphors for connection and attachment

It is always amazing to be able to support young people as they reach their dreams.  Hazel has completed a major part of her third year Fine Arts Degree dissertation with this podcast.

If you are interested in spider webs and attachment click the link below to have a listen. I am very honoured to have been involved.

If it has held your interest, please let Hazel know as she can have feedback for her final paper.

Richard Rose,
Founder & Director, TLSWi

Stream Podcast – Tomás Saraceno:spiders and webs as metaphors for connection and attachment by Hazel Nicholls | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

Tomás Saraceno: Webs of At-tent(s)ion. 2018

Tomás Saraceno: Free the Air. 2022

Tomás Saraceno: The Cosmic Dust. 2014

Podcast created by Will Sadler,  AnyaMedia


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…


Short Life Story Video

Kendra Morris Jacobson oversees the Oregon Post Adoption Resource Centre (ORPARC).  Kendra has put together a short video about Life Story Work, click the link below to watch…..


Podcast – Kendra Morris Jacobson interview

Kendra Morris Jacobson oversees the Oregon Post Adoption Resource Centre (ORPARC) In this interview Kendra talks about the history and state of the research around Lifebooks and Lifestory Work, and how this framework can be more accessible for integration into child welfare practice.  Click the link below to listen to the podcast…
CASCW Podcast Channel – Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (umn.edu)