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
This 1986 video show why VSNT has argued for many years that without a thorough investigation/understanding of Bateson's ideas on negative explanation, double description, and restraints - it would be difficult to fully grasp Michael Whites narrative therapy work.
Categories and examples of restraint: Michael White, 1986
This rare and vitally important 1986 lecture features Michael White introducing his practice of therapy through a discussion of Gregory Bateson's ideas on negative explanation, double description and restraint. The lecture took place 4 years before his practice became known as narrative therapy.
Michael White's 1986 discussion of Gregory Bateson ideas on restraints of redundancy represents the introduction of unique outcomes and his dramatic shift away from his former family systemic therapy practice.
This rare 1991 interview clip captures Stephen Madigan interviewing Michael White about Gregory Bateson, Michel Foucault, the issue of power/knowlege and - how these ideas influence narrative therapy practice.