Stephen Madigan audio recorded David Epston's temper taming session while he was living and apprenticing with him in Auckland, New Zealand in 1991.
Can you ever imagine writing this paper? . . . The emergency response to ‘going off your face’ at school gives you a window into the world of David Epston.
David Epston invites Stephen Madigan to discuss the early days of their apprenticeship/supervision relationship.
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.
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.
David Epston and Stephen Madigan's article illustrates the practices of co-research and - circulating the experiences found within the client’s local knowledge through the establishment of Leagues and other forms of what they coined as communities of concern.
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.
VSNT has read this marvel of an article written by David Epston far too many times to count. David Epston writes on writes on, Anti-anorexia, Morality and Counter-Morality
Love is Not All You Need: A Revolutionary Approach to Parental Abuse. Igamells & Epston, 2014
The Story of Dory the Cat ranks way up there as one of VSNT faculties favourite pieces David Epston has written (and this saying a lot) Enjoy!
This is an original 1996 handout that David Epston & Sallyann Roth gave out during VSNT's Narrative Ideas and Therapeutic Practice conference in Vancouver.
Audio Session: Reworking Temper Reputation - Live Temper Taming Interview. David Epston, Auckland 1991
Stephen Madigan's 1994 interview clip with Michael White and David Epston asks questions about their therapeutic questions and leads to a discussion about the ethics of narrative therapy and the conscious purpose behind narrative therapy questions
This 1995 Workshop Handout can be viewed as the precursor to the more recent use of Wonderfulness Interviewing. A terrific imagistically-rich Relative Influence Questions Guide written by David Epston & Sallyann Roth, 1995
Read through David Epston's fascinating 1995 session transcript that clearly outlines his way of working with a youth struggling with an angry reputation who was living in a psychiatric hospital.
The fourth part of the live interview session David Epston begins find support of the counter-story by circulating the new story through letter writing.
The next part of the live session David Epston begins to rework the troubled/violent reputation of the young boy and ask questions to help develop an alternative story line.
David Epston meets with a young boy of 12 years old (and his psychiatrist). The young boy has been living in a psychiatric hospital in Sweden for over one year because of a relationship to anger and violence.
Within the 1994 interview, Michael White discusses how externalizing conversations are discursive and designed to bring forth the politics of experience. David Epston discusses what he calls juvenile externalizing questions and how they act to minimize possibilities.
Within this 1994 interview, David Epston discusses how he establishes alternative 'meaning making' and vocabularies of experience within the therapeutic session - through the shaping of the questions he's asks.
A classic! David Epston outlines the questions that guide and shape his questions in narrative therapy.
Colin Sanders interviews David Epston and Stephen Madigan in front of his Graduate School students on the beginning histories of narrative therapy. In this section of the interview David recalls his first meeting with Michael White in 1982.