Narrative Walks by Chris Darmody

Narrative Walks is a hope-based, depathologising outdoor program that was developed to engage with populations who may not be drawn to conventional methods of therapy. This structured day program encourages participants to explore 15 narrative therapy questions, and to engage in a number of other activities during a 20 kilometre walk through the bush.

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The Narrative Docket: Working with young people involved in legal and police systems, by Clement Yee

This 3-part video introduces the Narrative Docket, a narrative practice innovation developed for use in working with adolescents who have been referred to social services typically through the legal and police systems. Narrative ideas underpinning this Docket include collective narrative practice, externalizing of problems, outsider witness, re-authoring as well as counter-documentation.

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The Language of Structuralism by Mark Hayward

This video explores the effects that structuralist thought has had on Western psychology, it's dominance in cultural ideas about mental health and the different historical events that have contributed to this. It's essentially a deconstruction of some of the ideas; a deconstruction that shows the foundations to be invented, not discovered, and exposes the limitations to our thinking when we accord these ideas truth status.

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Resisting Calling-Out Culture: “Leaning in” with respect and dignity by Vikki Reynolds

In this presentation, Vikki discusses strategies from activist movements to resist calling-out culture - where we cut off, exile and attack fellow workers - and instead find ways to offer critique which is different from attack. Structuring safety and creating cultures of critique requires that we create relationships of respect and dignity as a frame for our solidarity.

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Quantum Leaps from the Safe Space: A week long ‘Intensive’ narrative family gathering in response to childhood sexual abuse by Ellen Cornfeld

Emerging stories of experiencing childhood sexual abuse within the family tell of silences, hazy memories, and confusion. When silence is woven into religious and family culture, the individual’s journey of healing can linger in despair and suffering. This project is about belief in Narrative Practices, about belief in creative thinking which can enable unique cultural connections with those we work with, and about a belief that families have the ability to heal from sexual abuse that has occurred in the family.

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