February 2016 Collab Salon: Exemplary Tales: Part 2 with David Epston & Tom Carlson
Writing, Mapping and Learning Practice,
Narrative therapy has depended heavily on the exemplary tale (otherwise known as the ‘case story’) as one of its most characteristic means by which its practice is told. Michael White had a mastery of such a form, and now David Epston continues in this tradition. In November 2015, we were delighted to welcome David, Sasha Pilkington & Kay Ingamells (Auckland), and Travis Heath (Denver) for a special two hour session of the Collab Salon about using case studies as pedagogy (Collab members can review this Past Salon here). This time, David was accompanied by his colleague Tom Carlson (North Dakota, USA) to share what they are learning from using exemplary tales as a pedagogy with Tom’s students (Sarah and Anna) at North Dakota State University. Sasha Pilkington & Kay Ingamells also joined us. This was such a lively and thought provoking Collab Salon!
Would you like to continue this conversation? Perhaps find ways to further explore- and even practice- writing exemplary tales while enabling others to also write and reflect? Are you ready?
Will Sherwin and I are thrilled to unveil our new Collab Google Group. Come join us! You can help us get this group started. In the next few days, we’ll be putting on some further finishing touches…so you can even see from the inside web development at it’s best.