John Winslade

John Winslade
California State University, San Bernardino | CSUSB · Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling

PhD

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Introduction
Impact of the San Bernardino Youth Court on parents and students. Rationale for restorative practices
Additional affiliations
January 2003 - November 2014
California State University, San Bernardino
Position
  • Professor (Full)
February 1993 - March 2014
The University of Waikato
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (74)
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Using an autoethnographic method, this article explores the discourses, lines of force, and narratives that constitute the kind of human being it is possible to become in a rehabilitative skilled nursing facility. It is written from the point of view of a patient who is using the facility. It gives an account of an encounter with the liability disc...
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Can restorative justice contribute to social justice or only to procedural justice? This question is taken up in this paper. A case is presented for restorative justice to purposefully address social justice issues intentionally but so is a warning that doing so requires an explicit attention to the analysis of power. Here a narrative perspective i...
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When a student returns to school after a suspension, he or she often returns to class as if nothing has happened. The hope is that the student will have learned from the experience and will make required behavioral changes but this is largely left up to chance. Re-entry conversations are an attempt to make learning from a particular experience less...
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Interviews were conducted with eighteen graduates of the San Bernardino City Unified School District’s Restorative Youth Court. These interviews yielded a view of how participants in the Youth Court program viewed their experience. In their view, the Youth Court was nearly always transformative and its dispositions fair. They were affected by the p...
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The aim of this article is to document the experiences of undocumented students. Regardless of where a person stands on the immigration issue, he or she still needs to listen to these voices in order to treat people with the dignity they deserve as human beings. This article was inspired by two things. One was a speech given by a former undocumente...
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Interviews were conducted with eighteen graduates of the San Bernardino City Unified School District’s Restorative Youth Court. These interviews yielded a view of how participants in the Youth Court program viewed their experience. In their view, the Youth Court was nearly always transformative and its dispositions fair. They were affected by the p...
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ISSN: 1904-5336 Artiklerne tager på hver deres måde emnet kulturudvikling i organisationer op. Kulturudvikling er noget, der i disse år og i stigende grad interesserer praktikere, konsulenter og ledere. At arbejde med organisationskultur vil sige at udfordre grundlæggende antagelser, etablerede praksisser og vanetænkning med det formål i fællesska...
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ABSTRACT: HANDLING INTERACTION PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL Responding to interactive troubles in schools can create processes of exclusion and marginalization. Certain basic assumptions can become knitted into school culture in ways that give rise to specific exclusionary practices. However, it does not have to be this way. Inclusionary ways of responding t...
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Many books on grief lay out a model to be followed, either for bereaved persons to live through or for professionals to practice, and usually follow some familiar prescriptions for what people should do to reach an accommodation with loss. The Crafting of Grief is different: it focuses on conversations that help people chart their own path through...
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The San Bernardino Restorative Youth Court was established by the San Bernardino City Unified School District school board and has operated for one school year (2015-16). The purpose of this article is to document what has happened in this year and to begin to address questions about the value of the youth court for those for whom it aims to make a...
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Abstract This is an obituary for Dr. Thelma Moore-Steward, professor of education at California State University San Bernardino who died in March 2016.
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The usual approaches to classroom relationships are either teacher-centred or student-centred. This book breaks new ground in its exploration of relationship-centred classrooms. In relationship-centred classrooms, the teacher and the student are equally important. That shifts the focus to the quality of their interaction and whether it is supportin...
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An analysis of archival data retrieved from a school counselor’s careful recording of student responses during the conducting of 35 “undercover anti-bullying teams” reveals a highly positive qualitative account of the success of these teams. A targeted, non-punitive, restorative process calls forth peer influence to transform the bullying relation...
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Although finding many places of agreement with Michael Guilfoyle's argument, I am also disappointed with his central conclusions. There are indeed nondiscursive lines of force, but these do not necessarily contradict the logic of discursive positioning. Moreover, discursive psychology has built into it many ways to account for stability as well as...
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An article that appeared in Narrative and Conflict. (http://journals.gmu.edu/NandC/index)
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Conflict coaching is a relatively new concept, derived from the domain of executive coaching. The concept has gained a foothold in the conflict resolution literature. There have been references made to a narrative practice of conflict coaching but it has not been articulated as fully as it might be. Here we seek to describe such a practice in relat...
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The book that Mike Williams and I wrote, Safe and Peaceful Schools, offers a range of processes for dealing with the threats to peace that students encounter in the school itself. These are more immediate for children, as Piaget argued, than studying adult institutions like the League of Nations or the United Nations. In order for these institution...
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Bronwyn Davies and her colleagues have argued for a Foucauldian analysis of bullying relations in schools as an alternative to the common assumption of pathological moral character in the bully. In a Foucauldian analysis, bullying works to maintain discursive categories of normality through marking those who differ as other. Bullying discourages di...
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to the journal from it's editors, John Winslade and Sara Cobb.
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Beginning with Carl Rogers' exhortation for counsellors to be non-judgemental of their clients, this article explores the rationale for withholding judgement in therapy, including diagnostic judgement. It traces Rogers' incipient sociopolitical analysis as a foundation for this ethic and argues that Michel Foucault provides a stronger basis for it...
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Narrative therapy is distinguished by an emphasis on the ways problems are constituted within speech and texts of all kinds. In this chapter, the authors offer a theoretical discussion of the process of narrative therapy that the authors hope provides answers to some of the critiques of this approach. To do this, the authors first outline their the...
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Schooling and education are not the same thing. Reproduction theory attempted to explain how schooling often serves a social sorting function, not just an educational one. This article traces how differences that arise from developments in a poststructuralist analysis of power relations reshape theories of reproduction and resistance. It also asks...
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Professional education is integral to the life of a profession. This article offers an historical review of counsellor education in Aotearoa New Zealand from the point of view of educators in one programme. It suggests that inquiry about what has been might contribute to shaping what might ensue in counsellor education. Suggesting that counsellor e...
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The registration environment offers particular challenges for the identity of counselling in 21st-century Aotearoa New Zealand. Counsellor education cannot hold itself apart from such challenges as it enters what the authors suggest is a third phase in its development (see Part 1, the companion to this article, earlier in this volume). Counselling...
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Aquest article tracta l'aplicació de pràctiques narratives com a eines per a la mediació en organitzacions. Ofereix una sèrie de reflexions teòriques que guien l'ús de les pràctiques narratives en aquest context i il·lustra aquestes qüestions analitzant una organització en conflicte i el procés de mediació narratiu subsegüent. En particular, aquest...
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In this article, the author tells stories of relationship conflict in which the trajectory of the conflict narrative is disturbed by one of the participants instigating a shift to a different story line. He analyzes these shifts in terms of narrative theory and accounts for them in terms outlined in the narrative mediation literature, interrogating...
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The philosophical groundwork of Gilles Deleuze is examined for its relevance for narrative practice in therapy and conflict resolution. Deleuze builds particularly on Foucault's analytics of power as "actions upon actions" and represents power relations diagrammatically in terms of lines of power. He also conceptualizes lines of flight through whic...
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A poststructuralist perspective on unemployment is discussed to include a reflexive interplay between harsh economic "realities" and conscious decision-making. Through an example of an individual story it is argued that objective economic knowledge is often complicated by what people do with it. In this case the dominant economic discourse had pene...
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Responding to bullying behavior in schools through punitive methods can reproduce the same power relations that are inherent in the bullying. The undercover teams approach by contrast addresses bullying behavior by using peer group relations strategically to interrupt bullying. This approach is inclusive of bullies, as well as victims and bystander...
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A dynamic exploration of advancing multicultural competence Offering a fresh theoretical perspective and packed with powerful strategies, New Horizons in Multicultural Counseling clarifies the complexity of culture in our increasingly globalized society. Counselors will find practice-based strategies to help them progress in their clinical practice...
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We present here fragments, reconstructed from memory1, of Michael White's last workshop2. These fragments are interspersed with descriptions of events that took place in San Diego in the days leading up to Michael's death. Our focus here is not on the medical details, nor on the private family stories, but on the task of recording Michael's last ef...
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Thinking in narrative tems is proving useful in a number of disciplines. Such thinking has already contributed to a growing body of work in the family therapy field. Here, we seek to demonstrate the usefulness and applicability to the ideas developed by Michael White and David Epston (among others) to the pactice of mediation. Distinctions are draw...
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This article advances some alternative theoretical bases for understanding conflict and building mediation practice on the basis of constructionist social theory in general and on positioning theory in particular. It outlines some goals for a narrative practice in mediation that are distinctive from existing models of mediation.
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The impulse to construct an overarching model that accounts for everything within a given field is instinctively attractive. The search for such a theory has tantalized physicists for decades, or even centuries, and has spun off many fresh spurts of theoretical development. In the complexity of the study of human cultural and social endeavor, there...
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Foucault's concern with the production of subjectivity has led to the development of positioning theory, as it has been called by Bronwyn Davies, Rom Harré and Luk van Langenhøve. The concept of discursive positioning has particular value for counselling because it shows how people are positioned in discourse in particular moments by their own and...
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A basis for career counselling from a narrative perspective is outlined. It develops the implications of a Foucauldian analytics of power and his later articulation of the notion of governmentality for conversations with young people about their career trajectory both in school and beyond. It also outlines the basis for a narrative career counselli...
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The subjunctive voice is often disparaged as no longer of any use in the English language. Here it is argued to have a special place in the construction of possibility in therapeutic conversation with persons who are grieving. In particular, the subjunctive is illustrated in a case study of a re-membering conversation; that is, one in which relatio...
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As counsellor educators, therapists, and researchers practising from social c onstructionist understandings within a university context, we are called frequently to think about the interrelationships between practice and research. In this paper, we suggest that as practices, research and therapy have much in common. Furthermore, we explore the poss...
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The narrative perspective involves a simple and yet profound departure from commonly held assumptions about the conflicts that embroil people. It proposes that people live their lives according to stories rather than according to inner drives or interests. It privileges stories and the meanings within stories over facts and causes. In the stories,...
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This paper explores the use of reflecting teams as a tool for assisting students who are engaged in internship placements in community counseling settings. These placements are used to help students develop the skills of counseling and the professional identity of a counselor. Counselor educators are involved in the role of supportive co-participan...
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This article provides an overview of the theoretical foundations and specific practices of narrative mediation. The postmodern and social constructionist assumptions are introduced followed by the practices of extrernalizing conversation, double listening, mapping the effects, and counter story construction in narrative work. The primary thrust of...
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This is a model for assisting in the understanding of Maori intra-cultural difference specific to the helping profession of counselling and social work. Based on nature and informed by his life growing up in the Porirua and Temple View areas of New Zealand, Angus Elkington (was lovingly known by family as Jock and has now sadly passed away) shares...
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This is a model for assisting in the understanding of Maori intra-cultural difference specific to the helping profession of counselling and social work. Based on nature and informed by his life growing up in the Porirua and Temple View areas of New Zealand, Angus Elkington (was lovingly known by family as Jock and has now sadly passed away) shares...
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This is a model for assisting in the understanding of Maori intra-cultural difference specific to the helping profession of counselling and social work. Based on nature and informed by his life growing up in the Porirua and Temple View areas of New Zealand, Angus Elkington (was lovingly known by family as Jock and has now sadly passed away) shares...
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This book discusses narrative therapy in the context of school counseling. It provides an overview of narrative therapy, guidelines for applying it, and approaches to specific problems. Narrative counseling helps students to explore their own story, externalize elements of it, distinguish the story from the person, and build a new story of their li...
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Thinking in narrative terms is proving useful in a number of disciplines. Such thinking has already contributed to a growing body of work in the family therapy field. Here, we seek to demonstrate the usefulness and applicability of the ideas developed by Michael White and David Epston (among others) to the practice of mediation. Distinctions are dr...
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Narrative therapy . . . is based on the idea that problems are manufactured in social, cultural, and political contexts. Each person produces the meaning of his or her own life from the stories that are available in these contexts. As "Narrative Therapy in Practice" demonstrates, it is the spirit of collaboration that guides clinicians who use this...
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A team at Waikato completed two projects on restorative conferencing in schools for the Ministry of Education, under the rubric of the Suspension Reduction Initiative. The projects included developing and trialling processes for suspension hearings using restorative conferencing and principles from restorative justice. Objectives of both projects w...
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focuses on the complexities of developing a collaborative relationship [in narrative counseling] / discuss how the construction of the counselor's identity is embodied in his or her language use and interactional style / look at the effects this has on the therapeutic relationship / note the part counselors play in allowing the client to experience...
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language and power [producing lives that make sense, discourse and power relations, positioning] / shaping ourselves through discourse [position calls, realities/reality and knowledge, relativism and ethical practice] / putting the ideas to work [stories and alternative stories; agency, or speaking in one's own voice; listening and deconstruction;...
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When people who face problems related to their alcohol use seek help, they frequently encounter a language of personal deficit. Familiar terminology in the area of alcohol counselling often ascribes personal deficits immediately, both to those who are seeking to escape the domination of alcohol and also to those who have difficulty in making this e...
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The practice of narrative mediation is illustrated through a case study for its applicability to the resolution of conflict in a high school. Two boys who had been fighting are brought together by a New Zealand high school counsellor to address their differences. Fighting is externalised and the boys are invited into a relationship story based on t...
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60-page pdf resource kit for presenting restorative conferences which "(involves the gathering of those who have a stake in a particular troublesome situation, to talk together to find ways of making amends) ... the purpose of these conferences is to discuss what the problem might be and to pool ideas about what might be most helpful from here, for...
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In this paper we examine how postmodernism can inform the practice of sport psychology. More specifically, we will discuss how a therapeutic approach known as “narrative therapy” can enable athletes to reclaim control over their sporting practices and eliminate problem stories undermining their performance.

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To further the narrative therapeutic practice of re-membering conversations.
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To develop a narrative perspective in counseling practice
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To develop a narrative perspective in conflict resolution.