Stephen Patrick Madigan holds an MSW and an MSc and PhD in couple and family therapy. In 1992, he opened the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy in Vancouver, Canada, as the first narrative therapy training site in the Northern Hemisphere. He is the director of content for the online narrative therapy interactive learning site TCTV.live, hosts the yearly Therapeutic Conversations Conference, and teaches narrative therapy training workshops worldwide. The American Family Therapy Academy honored Stephen with their Distinguished Award for Innovative Practice in Family Therapy Theory and Practice. Stephen is the father of very cool 22 year old twin daughters Hannah and Tessa and a ""retired"" member of Canada's National Ultimate Frisbee Team.