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.
Recognizing the power of children’s imaginations in narrative therapy. Therapists may marvel at children's imaginative triumphs, but how often do they recognize such talents as vital to the therapy hour? Should therapists reserve a space for make-believe only when nothing is at stake, or might it be precisely those moments when something truly matters that imagination is most urgently needed? This book offers an alternative to therapeutic perspectives that treat children as vulnerable and helpless. It invites readers to consider how the imaginative gifts and knowledge of children, when supported by... More info
This book offers answers to questions such as: How do you know what to externalise? What is post-structuralism and how is it relevant to the therapy world? What is the fit between feminism and some of the practices of narrative therapy? and many, many others! It also provides detailed examples of therapeutic conversations shaped by the narrative practices of externalising, remembering, outsider witnessing and re-authoring. If you are trying to engage with narrative practices in your therapy or community work then this easy-to... More info
Narrative Play Therapy is a highly effective play-based psychological intervention that enables therapists to help children communicate difficult experiences and complex emotions through co-constructed stories. This is the definitive guide to the approach, offering both a coherent theoretical outline and a clear explanation of its practical applications. Beginning with detailed accounts of the theory and history that has shaped the approach, this book provides necessary background knowledge for the successful application of Narrative Play Therapy. It looks at different client circumstances, including children experiencing adoption, parental separation or abuse, and demonstrates how... More info