Video: Histories of narrative therapy keynote (Madigan, 2014)


Length: 15 minutes

Stephen Madigan explores Michael White's ideological connection to second order cybernetics and the work of Gregory Bateson and - how it was that Michael and David Epston decided to turn away from 150 years of psychological theory, vocabulary and practice

Reading: Unique Outcome Workshop handout (White, 1992)

Length: 35 minutes

During VSNT's Stephen Madigan 1991 narrative therapy apprenticeship in Adelaide, Australia he received this Michael White handout outlining externalizing and reauthoring conversations as counter-practices. This particular handout is one of the first to outline the politics of narrative practice.

Reading: Externalizing workshop handout (White, 1991)

Length: 25 minutes

In this 1991 workshop handout Michael White outlines externalizing conversations as counter-practices that challenge internal state psychology, negative identity conclusions, expert knowledge, and totalizing descriptions of personhood.