Jill Freedman offers you very clear notes on Michael Whites thoughts on the 'absent but implicit' - a key idea to understanding the concept of 'double listening' to client stories.
Jill Freedman and Helen Gremillion discuss both the identity of problems as well as preferred identities and locating both in culture and discourse.
Jill Freedman describes her exploration of practices working with the absent but implicit, particularly in therapy with couples and families. She includes questions that may be helpful in naming the absent but implicit and describes how these conversations can support a context in which exploring discourses is quite relevant.
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).