This week Anne Arnold and myself representing the Narrative Project of OC will be presenting at the American Family Therapy Academy conference beng held in San Francisco. If you happen to be attending, or in the area, please come join us. We are looking forward to having a collaborative and fun interest group. Details about our presentation follow:
There exists some critique of Narrative Therapy that in its emphasis on larger societal discourses it has missed out on considering the more immediate family or the human networks that people live within. This Interest Group will respond to this critique and show how narrative practice in family therapy does attend to both the larger societal discourses as well as family intricacies at the most local level, and rather than blame families for the problems of family members, the narrative family therapy approach brings the family or networks together to counter the problem as they see it. Through collaborative dialog the participants will be invited to develop lines of inquiry that draw on families collective wisdom, and a co-research video demonstration will show from the families point of view, what works best in family therapy.