Stephen Madigan's paper argues how the practice implementation of Narrative Therapy from person to person, and place to place, can be viewed as radically different depending on what practice ideology and presuppositions a therapist inhabits.
Stephen Madigan's 2003 VSNT workshop slide presentation outlines (a few) of Michel Foucault's ideas that have a strong influence in the practice of narrative therapy - such as the relationship between power/knowledge, and the three modes of subjectification of the person.
Elliot Goldner & Stephen Madigan forged a strong relationship together through their work at St. Paul's hospital eating disorder unit. Elliot was the head psychiatrist and opened all the necessary space and support needed for Anti-anorexic narrative therapy based practices to take flight.
Stephen Madigan's paper on the 8 Conversational Habits of Highly Effective Problems demonstrates (in a shortened version) his continued fascination with Michael White's practice and Michel Foucault's ideas on power/knowledge, subjectification and the internalizing practices of dominant cultural discourse pursuit. He attempts to demonstrate the transport of this post-structural theory into narrative therapy practice.
Stephen Madigan interprets Michel Foucault’s ideas on power/knowledge, subjectification and internalized cultural discourse - into practice.
Stephen Madigan discusses internalized problem conversations and the audience of normative ideas that support these problem conversations.
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).