Reading: Vancouver Anti-anorexia league handout (Madigan, 2012)

Length: 28 minutes

In the mid-1990’s VSNT was able to stretch and build upon David Epston’s League idea, and together with a group of women (and their communities of concern) who were suffering/rediscovering their lives back from anorexia and bulimia - formed the Vancouver Anti-anorexia/bulimia League.

Video: The politics of knowledge and creating co-research (Epston, 2017)

Length: 7 minutes

During an all day Anti-anorexia/bulimia workshop at Therapeutic Conversations 14, Anne Saxtorph from Copenhagen asks David a question regarding how unlike a normative therapist (or normative narrative therapist) he seems within a therapy session. David discusses his ideas on co-research and the politics of knowledge.

Video: How the ideas of Anti-anorexia Leagues began: (David Epston, 2017)

Length: 11 minutes

David Epston discusses how the only way a therapist can possibly begin to understand and respond to the deadly practices of a/b is through a careful and respectful listening of the insiders accounts of this torturous and deadly lifestyle. He discusses the circulation of these knowledges and the formation of his virtual Leagues.