David consults Zach on experiences of homophobia and dominant masculinity at their grade school in Sacramento, California. He and Zach discuss how neoliberal expectations on gender norms help produce cultural productions of bullying of non-normative gendered youth.
David Epston meets with a young boy of 12 years old (and his psychiatrist). The young boy has been living in a psychiatric hospital in Sweden for over one year because of a relationship to anger and violence.
The next part of the live session David Epston begins to rework the troubled/violent reputation of the young boy and ask questions to help develop an alternative story line.
The fourth part of the live interview session David Epston begins find support of the counter-story by circulating the new story through letter writing.
Stephen conducts a live externalizing interview with an 11 year old boy Ollie (and his mother) who has been mandated by the courts to seek therapy after a charge of battery. Watch Stephen relationally externalizes 'trouble' and demonstrate relative influence and evaluative questions within the landscapes of action and identity - and plots out troubles potential losses as well as the boys's preferred ethics and reputation.
Stephens session with an 11 year old boy and his mother takes a dramatic turn when the mother risks introducing a context of racism that is shaping the treatment of her son (and his reputation) within his school and the courts.
Stephen Madigan answers post-session questions about the questions he asks in the therapy session.
A TC12 Participant asks David and Laurie the question: when working with youth don't they get tired of being asked all those narrative therapy questions?
This 1995 Workshop Handout can be viewed as the precursor to the more recent use of Wonderfulness Interviewing. A terrific imagistically-rich Relative Influence Questions Guide written by David Epston & Sallyann Roth, 1995
The Story of Dory the Cat ranks way up there as one of VSNT faculties favourite pieces David Epston has written (and this saying a lot) Enjoy!