In this 1987 workshop Karl Tomm outlines a few basic assumptions and differences he and Michael White have with popular systemic family therapy models.
Colin Sanders interviews David Epston and Stephen Madigan in front of his Graduate School students on the beginning histories of narrative therapy. In this section of the interview David recalls his first meeting with Michael White in 1982.
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.
Externalizing the problem and internalizing personal agency, Karl Tomm, 1989
Accepting Karl Tomm's invitation to present, Michael White introduces himself and locates his therapeutic work (4 years before it became known as narrative therapy!) during his 2nd ever workshop in North America.
In 1986 Karl Tomm begins to discuss his move away from the Milan Teams ideas (he had previously introduced the Milan Team into North America) and introduces the work of a new and talented therapist he has discovered to North America - Michael White. Karl has to be admired for his ongoing willingness to explore and expand upon new therapeutic ideas. Part of his legacy is that he always had a good nose for great therapists!