David Epston

School of Social Practice, UNITEC Institute of Technology/The Family Therapy Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

Email: bicycle2@xtra.co.nz
www.narrativeapproaches.com

David studied at the universities of Auckland(anthropology), British Columbia(sociology), Edinburgh(community development) and Warwick(social work/family therapy). He is the co-director of The Family Therapy Centre and affiliate faculty, North Dakota State University(.eaches at the School of Social Studies, UNITEC Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand.delete) He has held visiting professorships at various universities. Along with Michael White, he co-originated what has come to be known as ‘narrative therapy and community work’. His best known publications are White and Epston(1990), Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends; Freeman, Epston and Lobovits(1997), Playful Approaches to Serious Problems: Narrative Therapy with Children and their Families and Maisel, Epston and Borden(2004), Biting The Hand That Starves You: Inspiring Resistance to Anorexia/Bulimia, Marsten, Epston and Markham(2016),  Narrative Therapy in Wonderland: Connecting with Children’s Imaginative Know-how, and NiaNia, Bush and Epston(2017), Collaborative and Indigenous Mental Health Therapy: Taitaohono: Stories of Maori Healing and Psychiatry along with other collections of papers and book chapters. He has been awarded an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters (1996) and a ‘distinguished contribution to family therapy theory and practice’ from the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy(2002) and the American Family Therapy Academy(2007). 

He is also the founding editor of the JOURNAL OF NARRATIVE FAMILY THERAPY(RENAMED JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVE THERAPY) www.journalnft.com

You may find many of his papers, etc. archived on: www.narrativeapproaches.com.