Nearly 40 years ago, Michael White and David Epston founded Narrative Therapy, establishing the philosophical foundations, key concepts, ethical considerations, and specific practices. Building on a spirit of wonder, adventure, and innovation, Michael and David gave voice to the hope and intention that we would .continue to try out different modes of inquiry, come up with new practices, and integrate these cherished ways of being with people that fit with our own local experiences and socio-political contexts. And hence, Contemporary Narrative Therapy has been born.
Now under construction, Contemporary Narrative Therapy celebrates the emergence of a new generation of narrative practitioners. While honoring narrative therapy cofounders and mentors, we situate this new course in the changing landscape of the 21st century. What are some of the creative innovations emerging from new horizons and cross-pollination with other cherished approaches? After 15 years of co-learning, we witness fresh voices across narrative generations as they strive to be useful to those consulting with them to navigate difficulties in today’s world.