The Corner: Mother Appreciation Parties

The Corner: Mother Appreciation Parties David Epston Click HERE for the full page article I can easily trace the genesis of Mother Appreciation Parties to my meeting with Julie and her 13-year-old son, Brandon. I recall reading the intake worker’s notes regarding the referral mentioning “temper tantrums.” By then, I was very familiar with temper

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To Christchurch with Love: Story 1, The Renewal of Bravery

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To Christchurch with Love: Story 1, The Renewal of Bravery David Epston   Click HERE for the full page article This was conceived in response to learning that many young people were finding it difficult to go very far from their homes except to designated safe havens such as their schools.  Parents were also growing

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To Christchurch with Love: Story 2

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To Christchurch with Love: Story 2 David Epston     Click HERE for the full page article Advice to Parents/grandparents/uncle and aunts/neighbours/school teachers/professional helpers on ‘transfusing bravery’ to those who have lost some of their bravery and now need a ‘refill’(or ‘recharge’): Young people, under stressful or traumatic circumstances eg. home invasion, natural disaster, accident

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An emergency response to ‘going off your face’ at school

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An emergency response to ‘going off your face’ at school David Epston Explorations: An e-journal of narrative practice | www.dulwichcentre.com.au/e-journal.html | 2012 Issue 1, 1-3. Copyright © Dulwich Centre Foundation   Click HERE for the full page article Glen, aged nine, has been threatened to be expelled from an exemplary school on account of his

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Putting pressure on yourself to put pressure on the problem

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Putting pressure on yourself to put pressure on the problem David Epston (published in Context) Click HERE for the full page article Marie had forewarned me over the telephone of what I might expect when I met her husband, Jim, and Billy, their eleven year old son. Billy was in trouble in just about every arena

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Joel, Can You Help Me Train Amber to be a Guard Dog?

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Joel, Can you Help Me Train Amber to be a Guard Dog? Sasha, Amber, Joel Fay, Isha, and David Epston   Click HERE for the full page article From: Journal of Brief Therapy, Vol 3-2, Special Issue, 2004, pp. 97-106 Marie phoned me seeking an appointment for her daughter, Sasha on account of her extreme

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Taming the Terrier

Taming the Terrier¹ David Epston & Ronny   Click HERE for the full page article Ronny came into my premises somewhat reluctantly and shamefaced. I guess he knew something was up, something he preferred not to come up. His mother and father were somewhat more resolute but his mother Sarah, looked uneasy in my presence.

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Collected Papers: The Story of Dory the Cat

Collected Papers: The Story of Dory the Cat David Epston   Click HERE for the full page article *Also published in AustraIian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 1988, 9(3):172-173 I introduce the following story into families where young people, for any number of reasons, are experiencing difficulties belonging, and their parents/caretakers, for any

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Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy JENNIFER FREEMAN, DAVID EPSTON, & DEAN LOBOVITS Click HERE for the full page article  Before:  “Worry” On Jenna’s Back         After:  Jenna says “Phhft” to Worry   Drawn in by the adventure of overcoming an externalized problem, many young people open up and engage actively in verbal conversation. But,

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