Jim Duvall, MED, RSW, is the Director of Training at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, Gail Appel Institute in Toronto, Ontario. He is also Senior Editor of the Journal of Systemic Therapies. Jim has been committed to working with collaborative approaches to therapeutic practice, research, teaching, community work and consulting activities for over 25 years. He teaches and consults internationally. Laura Beres, MSW, PhD, RSW, is an Associate Professor of Social Work at King's University College at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Her therapeutic practice, research, teaching and previous publications have all been influenced by narrative and post-structural ways of working. She maintains a small independent practice and also teaches and presents at conferences internationally.
"This work is resolute in embracing and sharing the traditions of
narrative therapy while adding to the canon." -- The National
"Kudos to Jim Duvall and Laura Beres for connecting practice, training, and research in one very readable, engaging volume! They invite us behind the scenes of their qualitative research project, showing us not just their work in a range of contexts, but also critical reflection on their therapy and teaching and how that influences its development. I found their description of pivotal moments and time particularly useful and inspiring." -- Jill Freedman, MSW, Director, Evanston Family Therapy Center, and coauthor, Narrative Therapy and Narrative Therapy with Couples
"This book is a must-read for students of therapy, practicing therapists, and educators.... The application of the critically reflective approach, coupled with the intense research work, is highly satisfying both from an academic and a practice perspective. I learned a lot from this book and it encouraged me to keep learning and stay open." -- Jan Fook, Professor of Professional Practice Research and Director, Interprofessional Institute, University of London
"For those interested in expanding their repertoire to the use of Narrative Therapy, this book is well worth studying." -- Rubin Battino - The Milton H. Erickson Foundation Newsletter