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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Anti-Anorexia/Bulimia: A Polemics Of Life And Death

 Anti-Anorexia/Bulimia: A Polemics Of Life And Death David Epston and Rick Maisel  From Malson, H. and Burns, M.(2009), Critical Feminist Approaches to Eating Dis/orders, London, Routledge Click HERE for the full page article Introduction The following is excerpted from a document sent by Kristen to her therapist and, subsequently, to David Epston. We include it

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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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My Response to Margarita’s ‘Friday Afternoon’: Positive Psychology and Narrative Practices

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My Response to Margarita’s ‘Friday Afternoon’ David Epston A response from David Epston to Margarita Tarragona’s Positive Psychology and Narrative Practices For more information see: ‘Friday Afternoon at Dulwich Centre’    www.narrativetherapyonline.com Click HERE for the full page article  Margarita, when I heard about your Friday Afternoon presentation and learned of its contents and provocative title, I

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Introduction to White, M.(2011), Narrative Practice: Continuing the Conversations, New York, WWNorton

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Introduction to White, M.(2011), Narrative Practice: Continuing the Conversations, New York, WWNorton  David Epston Click HERE for the full page article Michael, I read a short story some months after you died and I know it struck me like a blow in my undefended solar plexus when I did. A bartender was the narrator of

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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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The Ethics of Excitement

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The Ethics of Excitement DAVID MARSTEN Miracle Mile Community Practice, DAVID EPSTON UNITEC Institute of Technology, LISA JOHNSON Dulwich Centre Journal of Systemic Therapies, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2011, pp. 16–29 Click HERE for the full page article Excitement, scrutinized in the therapeutic realm, can be seen as misguided and naïve, especially if it is of the

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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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