Notes from the Field: Relational Interviewing

Stephen Madigan, John M Winslade

Abstract

In the following Narrative & Conflict: Notes from the Field, John Winslade interviews Stephen Madigan on emotionally preparing conflicted couple relationships for possible re-unification, separation, mediation, and family courtrooms through a narrative therapy informed practice.

This interview with Stephen is about the practice of relational interviewing with separating couples he practices through the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy.  It is not a practice of mediation so much as a preparation for their relationship to enter into a legal narrative.  It does afford the possibility of re-authoring the conflict narrative ahead of the legal negotiations that can then take place.

Keywords

relational interviewing, narrative therapy, conflict resolution

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