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Current Spotlight

Travis and Ray: Practice Story as Pedagogy

Case stories or teaching tales are widespread in every professional jurisdiction. They provide for something other than maps or manuals. They are primarily an oral literature that circulate in any profession from senior to junior, from peer to peer. They embody far more than the formalized and canonical ‘rules and regulations’ of manuals and the far more informal ‘map’ which proposes how you get from one place to another and what considerations you might have to keep in mind as you go. Case stories intend to do far more than either and perhaps can be best distinguished as providing the listener/reader with a sense of having been there.

—David Epston


Watch Travis recount his approach to connecting with Ray over a particular passion…

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Related Materials

In this public preview of Spotlight On we provide a glimpse of related topics and link to the original publications. These articles are from The Journal of Systemic Therapies; see specific links below. The free narrative therapy podcast is free through BANTR RadioThe Collab Salon recordings are available to Collab Salon subscribers. Learn more about membership! All materials below (and more!) will be part of the Educator’s Portal now under construction.