Shona Russell is interviewed by her close colleague, Maggie Carey (Narrative Practices Adelaide) looking back 25 years to reflect on her journey toward becoming a narrative therapist/teacher. Three parts to the interview include: Through a Different Lens, In Response to Trauma, and The Politics of Experience. The entire interview will be part of the upcoming online course, Responding to Trauma & Life’s Difficulties.

Through a Different Lens

Shona looks back 25 years to reflect on her search for a respectful non-medicalized approach to working with children and families experiencing difficulties and mental health crises.

In Response to Trauma

Shona reflects on her work in response to trauma as her therapeutic approach has evolved over the past 25 years.

The Politics of Experience

Shona reflects on the influence of cultural heritage, power and gender on the construction of identity. She describes the profound influences of The Family Center (New Zealand) and Aboriginal colleagues on her own sense of identity as an Australian white woman.

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