Handout: Counter-viewing Questions (Madigan, 2003)

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Counter-viewing Questions: For the experienced narrative therapist questions are not viewed as a transparent medium of otherwise unproblematic communication.  It is a common practice for narrative therapists to be deeply committed to the ongoing investigation and location of therapeutic questions within community discourse – as a way of figuring out the history and location of where our questions come from (Madigan, 1992, 2007, 2011, 2019). Discovering the influences that shape therapeutic questions and discussing why we use them and choose them as tools to work with the people we talk with in therapy, is viewed as a practice of therapist accountability


Stephen Madigan PhD


Stephen Madigan is an award winning narrative therapist and best selling author of Narrative Therapy – theory and practice. He is the Director of the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy and invented the new practice of narrative therapy informed Relational Interviewing with couple relationships. He is consultant supervisor of Norway’s National Couple Conflict Team and…


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