Stephen Madigan outlines how narrative therapy questions are designed to both respectfully and critically raise suspicions about prevailing problem stories. The handout on the idea of counter-viewing questions speaks to narratives therapy’s deconstructive therapeutic act.
The Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy considers this 1991 paper by Michael White as one of the most important narrative therapy articles ever written.
Jill Freedman (re)introduces and reinvigorates the central role the concepts of deconstruction and discourse has within the practice of narrative therapy.
Jill Freedman elegantly discusses how she learned to orientate herself to asking deconstructive questions on the politics of discourse.
Jill Freedman discusses the importance of going slow and staying close to the persons experience of their experience. Considerations of the absent but implicit can broaden discussions to include how popular discourse may be influencing of their experience (and supporting of the problem).