International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work

2023 Issue One

Welcome to this first issue of a new-look International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work. This new multimedia format includes not only the rigorous and practical peer-reviewed papers that we have always delighted in publishing, but also original audio and video content, interviews making connections with innovative thinkers, and a burst of contributions from younger and emerging practitioners. The journal’s new look also enables more interaction, with invitations for readers to respond to and discuss papers. We hope this will continue to foster a sense of intellectual community among practitioners. 

The journal is now Open Access, which means that from this point, our papers and multimedia contributions will be freely available to read and share with no paywall. There will be no article processing fees for authors either. This is made possible by Dulwich Centre Foundation hosting the journal as a contribution to the international narrative practice community. We have decided to publish two bumper issues per year, to be released on the equinoxes.

This issue features peer-reviewed papers on diverse topics including a “River of Life” safety map and how game design and narrative therapy can work together; interviews with philosopher Perry Zurn and with historian and former co-chair of the Mauritian Truth and Justice Commission Vijaya Teelock; videos focusing on unravelling trauma and the complexities of disability, chronic illness and able-bodied privilege; a review of the challenging documentary Addicted to Life; an audio practice note about the creative use of AI in therapy; and more!

For this special issue, there are two editorials: one by Cheryl White and Jane Hales, and one by new Editor-in-Chief Shelja Sen. Please read these and then dive into all the content below. We look forward to you posting comments and questions to the authors. 

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Peer-Reviewed Papers



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