Innovations in Practice: a new column hosted by David Espton: introduction


This column is seeking short pieces of writing from narrative therapists describing micro-innovations within their work. We are particularly interested in examples of practice that cannot be explained by the existing narrative therapy literature. We hope this column will foster continuous innovation within the field. We would also request that you avoid narrative terminology and speak in your own voice so that your ‘thinking’ comes through loud and clear. If you have examples of practice you would like to share, please email us at

Guest columns for this issue include:

Introduction— David Espton
Increasing family presence to reduce expulsion in early childhood centres—Will Sherwin
Thumbs up/thumbs down: When a child declines to speak— Emory Luce Baldwin