Handout: The Vancouver Anti-anorexia/Anti-bulimia League. Stephen Madigan (Canada)

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In the mid-1990’s Stephen Madigan was able to stretch and build beyond David Epston’s initial League idea. Together with a group of women (and their communities of concern) who were suffering/rediscovering their lives back from anorexia and bulimia – we formed the Vancouver Anti-anorexia/bulimia League. There were many novel difference from the ideas first conception: The Vancouver Anti-anorexia/bulimia League met with each other as a group, in person for therapy; we presented workshops and wrote articles together, we established the League as a non-profit and had an office, we published a monthly magazine and working as a grass roots political organization League members often taught anti-anorexia ideology in primary and secondary level schools.

Therapist

Stephen Madigan MSW, PhD

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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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