Handout: Introduction to Narrative Therapy Questions ( Stephen Madigan, 2012)

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Workshop Slides from the TC13, 2016 Still Alive presentation with Helene Grau Kristensen & Lorraine HedtkeStephen Madigan’s VSNT handout represents a partial plot on how to listen and respond to the story being told. The questions outlined originate from his session ‘out takes’. The questions represent an “actioned” relational response to an interactive story. The questions are a telling within a participatory dialogic, and not a linear process of listening (nor do the questions represent a “map” of how to listen). The questions assist in the consideration of how post-structural theory fits within your Narrative Therapy practice.


Stephen Madigan MSW, PhD


Stephen Madigan is an award-winning narrative therapist and best-selling author of Narrative Therapy – theory and practice (2011, 2019 and – 3rd Edition published in 2023). He is the Director of the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy, content creator for VSNT.live, invented the new practice of narrative therapy-informed Relational Interviewing with couple relationships, and wrote…


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