Selected papers of David Epston and Michael White.
The papers in this book cover a range of subjects including:
Michael White was one of the co-founders and co-directors of Dulwich Centre in Adelaide
David Epston, (MA, CQSW, D.Litt) is the co-director of The Family Therapy Centre and teaches at the School of Community Development, Unitec Institute of Technology. He is the co-author of Biting the hand that starves you: Inspiring resistance to anorexia/bulimia (2004), Playful approaches to serious problems (1997), Narrative means to therapeutic ends (1990), and many other publications. In 2002, he was recognized by a Special Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Therapy by the ANZJFT, and in 2007, the American Family Therapy Academy presented him with the 'Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice' award.
In this groundbreaking book, John Winslade and Gerald Monk, leaders in the narrative therapy movement, introduce an innovative conflict resolution paradigm that is a revolutionary departure from the traditional problem-solving, interest-based model of resolving disputes. The narrative mediation approach encourages the conflicting parties to tell their personal story of the conflict and reach resolution through a profound understanding of the context of their individual stories. The authors map out the theoretical foundations of this new approach to conflict resolution and show how to apply specific techniques for the practical application of... More info
Powerful ideas from narrative therapy can teach us how to create new life stories and promote change. Our lives and their pathways are not fixed in stone; instead they are shaped by story. The ways in which we understand and share the stories of our lives therefore make all the difference. If we tell stories that emphasize only desolation, then we become weaker. If we tell our stories in ways that make us stronger, we can soothe our losses and ease our sorrows. Learning how to re-envision the... More info
In 1994, the genocide in Rwanda claimed over one million human lives. Today, Ibuka, the national survivors' association of Rwanda, has developed ways to respond. The Ibuka trauma counsellors have found ways to heal memories in the shadow of genocide. Together - and through their formal partnership with the Dulwich Centre Foundation International, based in Australia - they have developed local, innovative, culturally-appropriate methodologies, drawing on principles and practice of narrative therapy and community work. This publication documents the unique forms of therapeutic and collective practice that Ibuka workers are developing. It... More info