Client Session: Unique Outcomes in Couple Therapy: Counter-memory and counter-storying (Stephen Madigan)

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SM photo copyThe video session demonstrates the practice of creating unique outcomes in Couple Therapy. Conflicted relational stories of the present are placed alongside the relationships counter-memory and counter-storying.

It should be noted the session with Eve & Joel was (after their 6 sessions) the initial turning point away from more traditional methods of narrative therapy interviewing. Stephen’s practice began changing and creating what is now known as narrative therapy-informed Relational Interviewing.


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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