Welcome to the final issue of the International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work for 2013! This issue begins with engaging paper by Vikki Reynolds exploring new possibilities for group supervision.
The second section features two practice papers. The first, from Belgian family therapist, Anik Serneels, conveys ways of using drawings in narrative family therapy. The second paper, from Hong Kong practitioner, Esther Chow Oi-wah, describes the use of narrative practices with stroke survivors and care-givers.
Scot Cooper, from Canada, then offers a thoughtful example of ethnographic evaluation in relation to the walk-in clinic in which he works using narrative ideas. The journal issue also includes a second article from Canada, a reflection from Darlene Denis-Friske, about counselling First Nations adolescents within a narrative approach.
Finally, we’re pleased to announce that this issue features a new column coordinated by David Epston which focuses on innovations in narrative therapy. Here, David Epston introduces his hopes for this column and two contributions are shared. The first, by Will Sherwin, explores ways of reducing expulsion in early childhood centres, and the second, by Emory Luce Baldwin, explores options for therapists with when children decline to speak. Thanks David, Will and Emory for getting this column started. We hope you, the reader, will consider contributing to it in future!
We would like to acknowledge the Kaurna people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which Dulwich Centre stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders of the Kaurna Nation, both past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders.