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Dr. Stephen Madigan | 2013 Speakers

Director, Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy

Vancouver, Canada

Narrative Therapy Practice

Dr. Stephen Madigan’s narrative therapy workshop offers participant therapists and students their first opportunity to richly explore and reflect upon the vital relationship of crafting and understanding therapeutic questions as they relate to compelling gambling habits and change.

Therapeutic questions are discussed in relationship to change and compelling gambling habits: their purpose, structure, temporal direction, social location, cultural biases and theoretical positioning. The workshop takes the participant on a journey to help them further expand and explore their own lines of therapeutic inquiry as it relates to compelling gambling habits.

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Dr. Stephen Madigan is a recognized couple, individual and family therapist. He hosts the annual Therapeutic Conversations conference and currently teaches narrative therapy training workshops worldwide.

In 1992, he opened the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy through Yaletown Family Therapy (YFT) in Vancouver, B.C., as the first Narrative Therapy training site in the Northern Hemisphere.

Dr. Madigan has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work; most recently, he was honoured with the American Family Therapy Academy’s Distinguished Award for Innovative Practice. He was also awarded “Top five conference clinical presenter” by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

His book, “Narrative Therapy: Theory and Practice,” published by the American Psychological Association in 2011, recently made the APA’s best–selling list.

A proud father of 17 year old twin daughters and a ‘retired’ member of Canada’s National Ultimate Frisbee team, Dr. Madigan holds two Master’s Degrees as well as a Doctorate Degree in Couple and Family Therapy. He is also the youngest Canadian therapist to receive a Ph.D. in Couple and Family Therapy.


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