Article: Addressing Personal Failure: Michael White (Australia)

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michael white:Hannah&Tessa MadiganMichael White’s paper on Addressing Personal Failure has been highly influential and shaping of the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy’s values and ways of reflecting on accountable practice. VSNT considers Addressing Personal Failure in the top 5 articles written through the course of narrative therapy. We suggest you read this long paper slowly and then – read it again. In the picture he is standing with Stephen Madigan’s twin daughters Hannah and Tessa during an international narrative therapy conference in Oaxaca Mexico.



Michael White

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Michael White (29 December 1948 – 4 April 2008). Australian social worker, family therapist and first editor of the Australia New Zealand Family Therapy Journal. Michael is the founder and creative ideological force of both the theory and practice of narrative therapy. To his credit he figured out and created the large majority of narrative…


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