Posts by Dulwich

Collective Narrative Practice with young people with Aspergers who experienced bullying in their lives by Chris Tse

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Friday Afternoon Videos | 14 comments

Collective Narrative Practice with young people with Aspergers who experienced bullying in their lives by Chris Tse

This video presents an experience of collective narrative practice with young people with Aspergers who experienced bullying in their lives. This project intends to connect young people together collectively. An innovative methodology of Smartphone of Life will be illustrated in assisting the young people to re-authorize their stories with alternative identities. The practice of externalizing conversation, re-authorizing conversation, outsider-witness practice and definitional ceremony will be described with the stories of young people. The local knowledges and skills of young people have been documented in co-creating the postcards for sharing. If you want to share...

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Using Narrative ideas to support families where a loved father has been violent towards his female partner and continues to live at home at the request of his children by Carolyn Markey

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Friday Afternoon Videos | 7 comments

Using Narrative ideas to support families where a loved father has been violent towards his female partner and continues to live at home at the request of his children by Carolyn Markey

Apart from swimming with her Border Collie and being a taxi for young people who live with her, Carolyn’s working life is primarily with children. Having been taught by Michael White in the early 90’s, Carolyn now practices Narrative therapy as a school counsellor in a co-eduational school in Adelaide and in an NGO, Uniting communities within a family counselling team who work primarily with those affected by violence. She is also a senior teacher of the Dulwich Teaching Faculty. This piece of Narrative therapeutic and group work describes some recent consultations she had with a mother and her two daughters traumatically affected by their loved...

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Re-storied and Restored: Queer Family Conundrums across the Generations by Manja Visschedijk and Gipsy Hosking

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Friday Afternoon Videos | 5 comments

Re-storied and Restored: Queer Family Conundrums across the Generations by Manja Visschedijk and Gipsy Hosking

In this Friday afternoon video we (Manja and Gipsy) share some snapshots from our 28 years of loving, living and working together in the intersections of age, sexuality and illness as non-biological mother and daughter in a Lesbian family. In fighting for our rights as a ‘same sex’ family, we recognise that we do this within a complex, everchanging interplay of privilege and marginalisation. For us, intersectionality means we can’t talk about our struggle for recognition and equal rights as a queer family in Australia, without also talking about the broader colonial, social and political context in which the struggles of our family and our communities...

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‘Unspoken Words’ : Creative Letters to Elders of my Past and Present by Annette Dudley

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Friday Afternoon Videos | 17 comments

‘Unspoken Words’ : Creative Letters to Elders of my Past and Present by Annette Dudley

My name is Annette Dudley.  Through my Dudley and Yow Yeh bloodlines, my Ancestors connect me to the Torres Strait Islands – Murray Island, Vanuatu – Tanna Island and The Bailai Nation of the Gladstone area, in Central Queensland, Australia. I would firstly like to acknowledge Elders past, present and future of the Traditional Custodians of the land that I live and work on, the Darumbal Nation, the Bailai Nation, the Ghungalu Nation, the Wadja Nation and the Woppaburra Nation. I would also like to acknowledge the Elders who have taken me under their wing and guided me, supporting me to do the work that I am honoured to do. I have had the privilege of working...

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December News : issue #87

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in News | 0 comments

G’day! It’s amazing to think that the year is coming to a close. We’ve been so busy lately we haven’t had time to catch you up on all that’s been happening! Now’s our chance to do so and to thank you for your support and interest over the last year. You’ll find here links to new free resources, lots of news and announcements for next year! NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS Looking back over the year that’s been Latest news Upcoming events Coming soon! LOOKING BACK OVER THE YEAR THAT’S BEEN It’s been an extraordinarily full year. Looking back, this year has seen: The first ever Aboriginal Narrative practice intensive (taught by Aunty Barbara Wingard, Carolynanha Johnson...

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Decolonising Identity Stories by Tileah Drahm-Butler

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Friday Afternoon Videos | 9 comments

Decolonising Identity Stories by Tileah Drahm-Butler

This presentation aims to bring forth conversation on the ways that narrative therapy can be used as a decolonising practice, where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and skill in resistance is honoured and talked about in a therapy setting. Tileah Drahm-Butler is a Durrumbal woman who lives and works in Kuranda, in Far North Queensland.  Tileah is a Social Worker in a hospital setting, currently working in Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units. She completed the Masters in Narrative Therapy and Community Work in 2014 and is passionate about finding ways to describe Narrative Therapy practices in ways that are culturally resonant to Aboriginal and...

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Using a Narrative Framework to Receive Testimonies of Trauma by Viviane Oliveira / Usando o Questionário para se receber testemunhos de trauma por Viviane Oliveira

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Friday Afternoon Videos | 9 comments

Using a Narrative Framework to Receive Testimonies of Trauma by Viviane Oliveira / Usando o Questionário para se receber testemunhos de trauma por Viviane Oliveira

In this video, Viviane describes how she has been using a narrative framework to receive and document testimonies of trauma to support people to reclaim their lives from the effects of abuse and violence. She also shares a story of a person she has worked with who has moved away from the effects of trauma and towards a meaningful and happy life after using this framework. The video is presented in English and Portuguese. Viviane Oliveira is a Brazilian narrative therapist who has been leaving and working in Australia for the last 9 years. She is passionate about social justice and has worked extensively with Aboriginal people and people from culturally and...

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Relocating the problem of disability: Norm Kunc, Emma Van der Klift, Vikki Reynolds and Aaron Munro

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Friday Afternoon Videos | 12 comments

Relocating the problem of disability: Norm Kunc,  Emma Van der Klift, Vikki Reynolds and Aaron Munro

This video explores the intersection of Critical Disability Theory with the principles of Narrative Practice. Norman Kunc & Emma Van der Klift are narrative practitioners who have disabilities; Norman has  cerebral palsy and Emma is Autistic.  In a conversation with Vikki Reynolds and Aaron Munro, Emma and Norman provide two insider perspectives that can help narrative practitioners understand the importance and the process of “relocating the problem of disability.”     For more information about the work of Norm Kunc and Emma Van der Klift see www.broadreachtraining.com/    This video was published on...

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My Alternative Story from East to West by Yeemei Wong

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Friday Afternoon Videos | 4 comments

My Alternative Story from East to West by Yeemei Wong

Yeemei Wong worked in Hong Kong as a school social worker where she met many young people and their families who lived in disadvantaged circumstances or in poverty. Yeemei then started studying Narrative Therapy in Australia and began to practice in New Zealand. She has now returned home and is working for an agency which supports unwed young mothers and their babies. Yeemei is dedicated to integrating art, music, documents or other creative media into her narrative practice. Yeemei is also passionate in connecting narrative lovers together. Here is an illustration drawn by Yee Mei to tell a bit more about this lovely journey:     This video is inspired by the...

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The League of Parents and Small People against ‘Pocket Kering’ by Elizabeth Quek and Rose

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015 in Friday Afternoon Videos | 2 comments

The League of Parents and Small People against ‘Pocket Kering’ by Elizabeth Quek and Rose

This video describes a narrative collective practice project in a community in Singapore that experiences financial difficulties and other complex issues. Conversations with the families set out to allow rich description of their experiences of ‘Pocket Kering’, or ‘no money’. Conversations with children involved engaging with the personified ‘Pocket Kering’ monster and retelling of their Superpowers – the skills, values and knowledges that children use to shrink this monster.  The League of Parents and Small People against Pocket Kering was formed and children were employed to plan and run a small economic project using their...

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