(b. 29 December 1948 - d. 4 April 2008) was an Australian social worker
and family therapist
He is known as the founder of narrative therapy
, and for his significant contribution to psychotherapy
and family therapy
, which have been a source of techniques adopted by other approaches.
Michael Kingsley White was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. His first professional job was as a probation and welfare worker. He earned an undergraduate social work degree from the University of South Australia
in 1979 and worked as a psychiatric social worker at the Adelaide Children's Hospital
. He founded the Dulwich Centre in 1983 and began a private practice as a family therapist. He continued to be associated with Dulwich Centre until his death.
White was a practicing social worker
and co-director of the Dulwich Centre in Adelaide
, South Australia
, and was author of several books of importance in the field of family therapy and narrative therapy.
In January 2008, White set up the
Michael White was also particularly known for his work with children and Indigenous Aboriginal communities,... Read More