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Where the Buses Don’t Run Yet: Contemporary Narrative Therapy with David Epston and Friends

In collaboration with friends, David is currently constructing a new series of online courses to demonstrate and explore Contemporary Narrative Therapy – an emergent approach distinguishable from Classical Narrative Therapy (1985-2008). The first course in this series brings online a pedagogy David has engaged with over the last 15 years in traditional live workshop formats with two inter-woven themes: 1) what is a good question and what does such a question do? and 2) what is a good story and how does it ‘counter’ a problematic story? These two matters lie at the very heart of the artistry of this approach to Narrative Therapy practice.

David Epston Resources

Co-founders  Michael White and David Epston, first introduced Narrative Therapy to counseling in 1990 with the book, Narrative means to therapeutic ends. Since then, David (DE) has co- authored and authored  100s of publications and presented 100s of international workshops. The following slider brings together a range of DE resources from: our DE: Improvisation, Innovations & Collaborations Hot Topic Page,  The Narrative Approaches website and Facebook pageThe DE Youtube Playlist, The Journal of Narrative Family Therapy and Apprenticeship in the Art of Narrative Practice. Please watch the slides and then click on an image when you wish to explore more.

 Counterstorying, Wonderfulness Enquiries & Witnessing Practices
Two Interviews with David Epston

The first course in this series brings online a pedagogy David has engaged with over the last 15 years in traditional live workshop formats with two inter-woven themes: 1) what is a good question and what does such a question do? and 2) what is a good story and how does it ‘counter’ a problematic story? Role play interviews with students/colleagues are designed to highlight these matters and usually last for 30 to 40 minutes. Transcripts will also be provided. After each interview, Kay Ingamells offers her commentary; then Larry Zucker and marcela polanco join David and Kay for further conversation to highlight these two matters as lying at the very heart of the artistry of Narrative Therapy practice. Relevant papers and essays will be distributed throughout.