Stephen Madigan's 1994 interview clip with Michael White and David Epston asks questions about their therapeutic questions and leads to a discussion about the ethics of narrative therapy and the conscious purpose behind narrative therapy questions
Michael White's work began to construct questions to address and deconstruct specific cultural influences, trainings and demands of dominant masculinity.
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.
Stephen Madigan outlines how narrative therapy questions are designed to both respectfully and critically raise suspicions about prevailing problem stories. The handout on the idea of counter-viewing questions speaks to narratives therapy’s deconstructive therapeutic act.
David Nylund's slides on structuralism & post-structuralism are used to teach participants to draw distinctions between internal state psychology and narrative therapy in VSNT's Level Two Discovery Learning certificate course.
VSNT & Stephen Madigan provides you with their brief guide to Michel Foucault's vocabulary. We hope the guide helps you to negotiate the meaning of his ideas and how they relate to narrative therapy practice. If your goal is to study narrative therapy and your own practice a little more rigorously . . . then you may find yourself returning to this guide.