Latest issue of International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community work

The latest multimedia issue of International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work has just been released, and is available free to read, view, share and respond to.

With many of us seeking ways to respond to the injustice and suffering we are seeing in the world, the articles, videos and audio notes in this issue are a testimony to ways people are standing alongside each other as some of us endure immense adversity. It includes contributions from Australia, Rwanda, Somalia, Türkiye, Canada, China and the UK.

In the issue:

  • Beth and Ben Shannahan offer a tender response to the unspeakable pain of a family member ending their own life.
  • Mehmet Dinç and Canahmet Boz highlight collective narrative responses to the major earthquakes that occurred in Türkiye in 2023, introducing considerations for others responding to humanitarian crises in the wake of natural (and climate-induced) disasters
  • In separate contributions, Kaur Serendipity and Julia Sharp each honour sex workers’ experiences and insider knowledge. They demonstrate ways of upholding dignity and fostering mutual support in the face of marginalisation, stigma and isolation.
  • David Newman reminds us of the importance of attending to the politics of language in therapy and community work: which words are available to whom, and what sorts of language use muddies meaning-making?
  • KJ Wiseheart shares collective documentation of the hard-won knowledges of people dealing with Autistic burnout in an unaccommodating neurotypical world.
  • James McParland and Jaymie Huckridge describe their “Rainbow of Life” methodology, developed with young LGBTQIA+ folks with a long-term health condition.
  • Julia Stewart and colleagues introduce a practice map drawing from film and television production inviting people to consider how they might tell as story in new ways.
  • Tiffany Sostar’s audio practice note about caring for trans community asks “How can we stand against harm without standing against people?”

These contributions and others are available at

We would love to hear your responses and for you to engage in conversation with other practitioners.

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