Notes from the Field: Relational Interviewing


  • Stephen Madigan Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy
  • John M Winslade California State University San Bernardino, United States



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.

Author Biography

John M Winslade, California State University San Bernardino, United States

John Winslade is a Professor in the College of Education at California State University San Bernardino






Narrative & Conflict Notes from the Field