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!