Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Dulwich Centre

  • Cheryl WhiteEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_864

Name of Organization or Institution

Dulwich Centre


Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, Australia, is one of the key “homes” of narrative practice and is involved in narrative therapy, community work, training, publishing, supporting practitioners in different parts of the world, and cohosting international conferences.

Dulwich Centre is a place of innovation and creativity. Throughout the time that Michael White was involved at Dulwich Centre (from 1983 until his untimely death in 2008), he was continually developing new forms of narrative practice to challenge and inspire and to invite the field to think beyond what was already known. Practices such as externalizing conversations (which involve locating personal and family problems in broader social contexts including gender, race, class, sexual identity), therapeutic documentation, re-authoring conversations, saying hello again/remembering conversations, and outsider-witness practice all evolved during Michael White’s time at...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dulwich CentreAdelaideAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Thorana Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Utah State UniversitySanta FeUSA