Annotated Transcript: Narrative Family Therapy session transcript. Stephen Madigan (Canada)

About this Session

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Who Has The Story Telling Rights To The Story Being Told . . . ‘Identity’, says feminist Jill Johnston, is ‘what you can say you are, according to what they say you can be’. The identity she is referring to is not a freely created product of introspection or the unproblematic reflection of a private inner self. The dominant western understanding of identity is based in great measure on a liberal individualist framework that is maintained, and shaped through the institutions, discourse, and within the archives of science, education, the judiciary and religion.

I met with Mrs P and her son Ollie – a 12 year-old African American youth – who had been recently suspended from school for ‘assaulting’ a white male peer from his class. The courts fined his family, sentenced him to 1 year probation, and ruled that he get ‘court-ordered’ therapy for ‘anger management’. However this is a narrative therapy session transcript about racism in its purest production..

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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