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.

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.

Reading: Analysis of Anti-anorexia session transcript (Epston, 2004)

The following conversation is transcribed from a video-taped session with David, Rhiannon, Darren and Glen. This is an example of an Anti-Anorexic approach to therapy, which includes the client’s family and friends, and draws on the experiences other women dealing with Anorexia have already shared.