The issue of the International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work (2009 number 4) is titled ‘Making new home’.
In Part One, Ninetta Tavano describes a ‘parent-teen conflict dissolution map’ based on the work of Michael White. Janelle Dickson conveys how she used the Tree of Life methodology in rural Australia as a gateway to other maps of narrative practice. And Nikki Evans shares ‘a mother’s tale’ of therapeutic story writing.
In Part Two, three papers explore ways in which people ‘make new homes’. Kate Howells discusses the use of metaphors of home within her narrative therapy practice in Singapore. Michael Boucher recounts a narrative gathering which took place with refugees in New York state. And Viviane Oliveira describes how she has used the Team of Life and a range of other collective narrative practices with Brazilians living in Sydney.
In Part Three, Marcela Polanco and David Epston offer tales of travels across languages. This collaboration between an apprentice bilingual translator/narrative therapist and one of the originators of narrative therapy describes how as narrative ideas migrate cultures, these crossings can enrich, acculturate, and diversify narrative practices.
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