Haunting from the Future: A Congenial Approach to Parent-children Conflicts— David Epston, Cherelyn Lakusta, and Karl Tomm


This paper describes a novel approach to parent-children conflicts. It has been developed in response to situations when the present is particularly vexatious or where parties are passionately committed to their respective position which requires each to either defend it, or attack the rectitude of the other, and where to relent or even hesitate would risk loss of face.