Moments that sparkle in murky times

Moments that sparkle in murky times The systemic concept of ‘sparkling moments’ comes from theory of Narrative Therapy developed by Michael White and David Epston in the 1970-80’s. When I first came across the term, I was a Local Authority social work manager undertaking my foundation year in systemic practice and I found the term far too woolly for the sharp end work I was engaged in. The alternative phrase that I came across was ‘unique outcome’ and this was the one I preferred; it seemed a better fit for a field that was often organised by KPI’s, goals and solutions. This was over a decade ago, and now as a social worker of 20 years and currently the director of a social work training [...]