Narrative Therapy with Children - ORGANISATIONAL

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Watch expert Narrative therapist Stephen Madigan in an actual counselling session with a perfectionist 10-year old boy and his mother.

Children can feel overtaken by family problems and allow those problems to define who they are. In this video, Stephen Madigan presents a refreshing approach that allows family members to separate themselves from their problems and retell their stories. By asking a series of compassionate questions, Madigan quickly gets to the heart of this family’s frustration–a pattern of competitive taunting among the six children in the house. Madigan then helps them uncover skills, strengths and solutions to take home in order to break the family pattern. Jon Carlson and Don Keat introduce Dr. Madigan, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.

From watching this video, you will:

  • Develop an understanding of the key concepts of Narrative Therapy with children, including separating the child from the problem, understanding how the problem has taken control, and allowing alternate stories of strength and resistance to be told.
  • Gain insight into Dr. Madigan’s therapy style and how he asks unformulated compassionate questions from a stance of curiosity and appreciation.
  • Learn how to apply Narrative Therapy techniques to your own therapeutic work with children.


This is an Instructor Version and can be used for groups and training purposes.


About Stephen Madigan, PhD


Stephen Madigan, PhD has produced six International Narrative Therapy Conferences, has been highlighted in Newsweek and numerous other publications, and is co-author of PRAXIS: Situating Feminism, Discourse and Politics in Narrative Therapies. He is the director of Yaletown Family Therapy in Vancouver and Toronto, and the director of training for the Toronto Narrative Therapy Project.


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