Slides: Foucault theory/practice slides. Stephen Madigan (Canada)

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Michel FoucaultStephen’s slides outline how the key ideas of French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault dramatically changed and influenced the theory/practice of Michael White and – the course of how the rest of the world came to understand narrative therapy. Michael was fond of saying that: without a solid understanding of Foucault’s work your narrative therapy practice will be drastically limited.


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, invented the new practice of narrative therapy-informed Relational Interviewing with couple relationships, and wrote…


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