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Brief Papers

The production of generative and reflective-critical spaces in a reflective group for men who perpetrated violence against women 

Adriano Beiras, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil

What really happens in therapy: An Exploration of significant events identified by clients and its connection with therapist’s intent, 

professional voice and personal voice

Chua Wei Bin, Cheryl Lim, Terence Tan, & Tony Ong, Counselling and Care Centre, Singapore

Systemic therapy for existential struggles  

Ka Man Cheang, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore

Navigating Professor-Student Disquiet Toward Growth through the Utilization of Systemic Concepts

Margaret Clarke, Briercrest Seminary, Canada

The relational story of grief as a transformational disrupter for mature siblings  

Deborah Deeter, PhD., Sunoka Consulting Services, Canada

How Single Session Family Consultation led to Family Inclusive Practice in a youth based mental health service; managing disquiet through systemic change headspace

Suzanne Fuzzard, headspace Australia

Working with Dis-quiet: Ableism and Systemic Practice

Dr. Mark Haydon-Laurelut, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Who is driving the bus?

Judith Heidbuurt, MSW, RSW, Canada

All the Spaces Between

Shelby Hopland Guidi, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services, Canada

High conflict parenting, play therapy, and accidental great ideas

Michelle Kennedy, M.C., R. Psych & Brett Schmidt, OT Reg., Canada

Staying With “Relational Disquiet”

Susanne Klingan & Klaus Schmidsberger, Austria

Enlivening Post-Secondary Campuses with Dialogue

Mirjam Knapik, PhD., RPsych, Associate Professor, Counsellor Mount Royal University, Canada

Reconnecting with the Zen-like spirit: The story of Winter

Sharon S. K. Leung

The Nuances of "Shared Vulnerability" in Dialogue and Collaboration

Sylvia London, M.A., LMFT Irma Rodríguez, M.A., Grupo Campos Eliseos, Mexico

How In-Session and Community Disquiet Led to Prioritizing Equitable Mental Health Services

Lindsey McCallum, Eastside Community Mental Health Services, Wood's Homes, Canada

Disquieting Conversations in the Emergency Waiting Room: Co-constructing Relational Healing for Youth and Their Families

Shannon McIntosh, MSW, RSW, Shari Couture, PhD., R.Psych, & Joan Besant, BA, MD, CCFP, FRCP (C), Calgary Family Therapy Centre, Canada


Conversations about Cat Superpowers. Inviting clients with trauma histories into a reflective therapeutic space. How sharing clinical notes allows clients increase their wellbeing

Keith Oulton & Ariel Sanders, United Kingdom

Weaving IPscope and a relational approach toward an expanded system of notation

Nozomu Ozaki, PhD, RP RMFT-SQ, Pathstone Mental Health, Canada

Modeling the model: Sociocultural attunement in the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy

Sharon Y. Ramsay, MDiv, RP, RMFT-SM and PhD student, Saint Paul University, Canada

Fostering forensic recovery by applying family interventions to facilitate restorative justice in the Not Criminally Responsible on account of Mental Disorder (NCR-MD): Findings from the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre

Sergio Santana, Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, Cummings Medical School, University of Calgary, Canada

Pandemic Disquiet - Reflections on conversations with front-line health care workers

Leanne Shannon, MSW, RSW, Canada

"Safe and tailored Services" Working with family violence in generalist couple and family services

Jan Frode Snellingen & Pål Erik Carlin, Norwegian Family Counselling Services and VID Specialized University, Norway


"A Tender Letter I was not Prepared for": Using Therapeutic Documents During Client Transfers

Crys Vincent, Calgary Narrative Collective, Canada

Mapping out medicalization of grief: A situational analysis

Kaori Wada, University of Calgary, Canada

Flying Kites, Changing Plans: Exploring and Editing the Kite of Life with Newcomer Families in Winnipeg 

Sara Warkentin, Dunja Kovacevic, Nadiah Sidik, & Kristin Millar, University of Winnipeg, Canada


The Disquieted Experience of Applied Empowerment & Strengths Based Theories in Family Therapy 

Alycia Berg, MSW, RSW, Calgary, Canada

Addressing family violence in generalist couple and family services: A mixed methods study of clients’ and therapists’ experiences of, and perspectives on what promotes and inhibits addressing and disclosing family violence in conjoint couple therapy when violence is not part of the presenting problem

Pål Erik Carlin & Jan Frode Snellingen, Norwegian Family Counselling Services and VID Specialized University,  Norway


Navigating the Disquiet Between the Victims' and Perpetrators' Perspectives

Monica Forsyth & Thea Anderson, Alberta Health Services, Canada

Introducing family interview to Japanese psychiatrists who are not familiar with or positive for it

Yasuko Fuse-Nagase, University Health Center, Ibaraki University, Shin-ichi, Nakamura, Nakamura Psychotherapy Institute, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Watanabe Clinic/ Takasaki Nishiguchi Psychotherapy Training Room, & Yuriko Morino, Narimasu Kousei Hospital, Narimasu Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Japan

Narrative Inquiry of Dance Based Narrative Therapy as a Non-pharmaceutical Intervention for People with Dementia: A Practice Field of Relational Responsibility

YinHui Hong, University of Taiwan & Chieh-Yu Hsu: professional tennis player on the tour, Ph.D student at the University of Taiwan


Bringing forth relational understanding and reducing suffering of refugee families: harnessing generativities with interpreters

Serena Makowecki, R. Psych., Kathleen Bragas, Provisional R. Psych., & Amanda Carbajal, Provisional R. Psych., Canada

"Is it safe enough?" A mixed methods study of clients' and therapists' experiences of and reflections on the possibility of engaging in and continuing with conjoint couple therapy when partner violence has been disclosed

Jan Frode Snellingen & Pål Erik Carlin, Norwegian Family Counselling Services and VID Specialized University, Norway


An Episode of Your Life: Rich Narrative Engagement With Episodic Stories

Julie Stewart, MSW, University of Calgary & Tiffany Sostar, MNTCW, community scholar, Canada

Bringing forth a generative on how a solution to relational disquietness can be to reject a societal discourse

Siw Tønnessen, Phd student, Trude Klevan, assistant professor, USN, & Ottar Ness, professor, NTNU, Norway


Supporting recovery: A relational phenomenon

Dr. Tanya Mudry, R.Psych., Jezz Stone, R.Psych, Daniel O’Brien, PhD student, Christina Sander, PhD Candidate, Avery Sapoznikow, PhD student, Dominique Bonneville, MSc, University of Calgary, Canada

Return to reality – what does the world ask of us?

Tore Dag Bøe, Bård Bertelsen, Odd Kenneth Hillesund, Per Arne Lidbom, and Rolf Sundet, Norway

Exploring the generative potentials of relational disquiet in family therapy

Monica Sesma-Vazquez, University of Calgary, Canada; Carla Guanaes-Lorenzi, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Lauren Birks, Danielle Mayer, Fazilah Shariff, Sarah Woods, & Louane Piche-Simard, Calgary Family Therapy Centre, Canada; Karl Tomm, University of Calgary, Calgary Family Therapy Centre, Canada; Joaquin Gaete, University of Calgary, Calgary Family Therapy Centre, Canada; Ines Sametband, Mount Royal University, Canada;  Zoë Say, Mount Royal University, Canada; & Natalie McCallum Mount Royal University, Canada

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