Audio: Introducing externalizing conversations lecture (Michael White, 1992) – Sample
Michael White landed on a rather cheeky idea that the person was not the problem . . . the problem was the problem. Simple right? Hmmmm – not so fast. Two decades before his brief foray into maps, Michael’s workshops focused almost entirely on the politics and practice behind locating problems and persons within cultural, contextual and relational contexts.
Video: Early ideas on externalizing conversations (White, 1987) – Sample
In this 1987 lecture Michael White begins to clearly outline his steps away from ideas of structuralism and functionalism.
Video: A few basic narrative therapy understandings (White, 2004) – Sample
Michael White’s workshop outlines three important relational assumptions involved with narrative therapy practice. This is as clear an explanation as you will find (:
Reading: Externalizing workshop handout (White, 1991) – Sample
In this 1991 workshop handout Michael White outlines the new practices associated with the externalizing of problems, how externalizing is considered a relational counter-practice, and how externalizing questions are relational and non-individualist in their purpose and intention.
Video: The politics of knowledge and creating co-research (Epston, 2017) – Sample
During Therapeutic Conversations 14 David Epston discusses ideas on co-research and the politics of knowledge.
Reading: Destabilizing chronic identities of depression and retirement (Madigan, 1999) – Sample
The paper brings together the relational politic of narrative theory and practice considerations when working with persons living on psychiatric wards who have been professionally named and captured within destabilizing chronic identities. The paper features an example of therapeutic letter writing campaigns.
Video: A politic and poetic of questions David Epston & Michael White interview (Madigan, 1995) – Sample
Within this portion of this rare 1995 interview with David Epston & Michael White, Stephen Madigan focuses his questions on the creation, politic and poetic of their questions.
Live Session: An Externalizing conversation with bulimia (Madigan, 2011) – Sample
In the live video session Stephen Madigan demonstrates specific narrative therapy practices including relational externalizing, counter-morality conversations, unique outcomes, counter-storying, and reauthoring imagined future possibilities.
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Please enjoy one free narrative therapy module before you join us on the other side
By completing this learning stream, you will learn:
- Ideological and ethical foundations of narrative therapy practice
- Relational externalizing questions – as they developed through time
- The coherency between narrative therapy practice questions and post-structural theory
- Vocabularies of experience and the politics of co-research
- Historical workshop handouts
- Live session video example
You will develop greater understanding of:
- Theoretical knowledge crucial to understanding narrative therapy practice
- Non-structuralist/non-individualist ideas in support of narrative therapy
- Specific narrative therapy interviewing methods
- Questioning in the landscapes of action and identity
- Re-authoing lives and relationship questions
- Differences between narrative therapy practice and practices supporting internal state psychology and humanism