Announcing Julie’s new book, Narrative Approaches to Youth Work: Conversational Skills for a Critical Practice.

IMG_4513Below you will find a collection of resources – including videos, articles, book chapters, and FIT manuals – that relate to Julie’s work. You can either get additional information by clicking on the items below or use the categories on the right to find a specific resource. Note: Items labeled buy online will take you to an external website.    

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  • Retelling the Stories of Our Lives by David Denborough

  • Narrative Approaches to Youth Work: Conversational Skills for a Critical Practice

    Drawing on the author’s 30-plus years of working alongside young people and training youth workers in contexts ranging from recreation centers to homeless shelters, this book provides a rich and deliberate mix of theoretical grounding, practical application, real-life vignettes, and questions for in-depth self-reflection. Throughout Narrative Approaches to Youth Work, readers hear from a wise and thoughtful squad of youth workers talking about how they strive to do socially just, accountable, critical youth work.

  • Psychotherapy Research, the Recovery Movement and Practice-Based Evidence in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

    This article reviews the literature on psychotherapy outcome research and discusses the relationship between those findings and the tenets of the consumer-driven recovery model. The research provides compelling evidence for practitioners to abandon the current emphasis on diagnosis and theory, model, and technique in favor of a partnership with clients that leverages the common factors and places emphasis on the alliance.

  • Pedagogy and Praxis: Postmodern Spirit in the Classroom

    This article identifies some of the benefits of using a postmodern approach in a social work practice or family therapy classroom. A postmodern pedagogical stance has particular significance for faculty who teach clinical practice as postmodernism encourages reflexivity and increases students ’awareness of sociopolitical issues.

  • Nimble and Courageous Acts: How Michael Became the Boss of Himself

    In this paper, a narrative therapist collaborates with her past clients to re-tell the story of a 9-year old’s resistance to what is called Asperger’s Disorder in the psychiatric world.

  • The Gender Binary: Theory & Lived Experience

    This paper focuses on interrogating the gender binary (male/female) which has created the context for gender transgression. Reflections from a queer-identified woman on her experiences as the partner of a transman are shared in response to this paper.

  • Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth: Transcending Homonormativity & Constructing Preferred Identities

    BookThis is the first therapy book that focuses on clinical work with youth who construct queer identities (as differentiated from essentialized gay or lesbian identities). It’s also the first practice-based book that draws on queer theory, constructionist philosophy, and cultural studies to inform and guide therapeutic work with queer youth. As such, it offers fresh, critical, and hopeful resources for therapists committed to culturally responsive work with youth. It also helps to make ideas from queer theory and cultural studies accessible to clinicians and widely applicable in therapeutic practice.


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    Homonormativity & Queer Youth Resistance

    This chapter explores how the institutionalization of a gay identity reproduces some of the same oppressive and limiting specifications from which the gay liberation movement has sought freedom.

Contact Julie

Teaching at Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.

Teaching at Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.