Gerald Monk, Ph.D.

Gerald Monk
  • Professor; AAMFT-approved Supervisor
  • Counseling and School Psychology


Gerald completed his Ph.D. at the University of Waikato, New Zealand (1998). He is the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology. He is a practicing Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT Supervisor, and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

  • Narrative - Affective therapy, narrative mediation & conflict resolution, constructionist & discursive theories, restorative practice, mental health recovery.
  • Books:

  • Monk, G., & Winslade, J. (2013). When stories clash: Addressing conflict in narrative mediation. Chagrin Falls, Ohio: Taos Institute. (Trans. Japanese, Danish and Russian).
  • Monk, G., Winslade, J., & Sinclair, S. (2008). New horizons in multicultural counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Winslade, J., & Monk, G. (2008). Practicing narrative mediation: Loosening the grip of conflict. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Trans. Japanese).
  • Winslade, J., & Monk, G. (2007) Narrative counseling in schools: Powerful and brief. (Second Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. (Trans. Japanese, Korean and Spanish).
  • Winslade, J., & Monk, G. (2000). Narrative mediation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Trans. Danish, Russian, Japanese).
  • Monk, G., Winslade, J. Crocket, K. & Epston, D. (Eds.) (1997). Narrative therapy in practice: The archaeology of hope. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. (Trans. Japanese).
  • Recent Selected Journal Publications (2015-2017):

  • Ramirez, N. & Monk, G. (in press). Crossing borders: Narrative therapy with undocumented Mexican women on a journey beyond abuse and violence. Journal of Systemic Therapies.
  • Kahn, S. & Monk, G. (2017). Narrative supervision as a social practice. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 36(1), pp. 6-24
  • Winslade, J., & Monk, G. (2016). Mediacao Narrativa: Uma Abordagem Diferenciada Para A Resolucao De Conflitos. Perspectiva Sistemica XXV(54) 7-16.
  • Monk, G., Sinclair, S., & Nelson, M. (2015). Healthcare Professionals’ Use of Narrative Mediation to Address Disclosure and Apology in the Aftermath of Medical Errors. Conflict and Narrative: Explorations in Theory and Practice, 3, p. 1-19.
  • Monk, G., & Hancock, S. (2015). Recovering a Life with Severe Mental Illness. Psychologists and Peer Support Specialists working together. Psychology Aoteroa. 7(2) 112-118.
  • Recent Selected Professional Presentations (2015-2017):

  • Monk, G. (2017). Narrative Mediation, Addressing mental health challenges through mediation. Two Day Workshop. British Columbia Family Justice Services. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada May 16-17.  
  • Monk, G. (2017). Narrative Mediation, Conflict Analysis & Conflict Resolution. One Day Workshop IXth Conference of the World Mediation Forum Quebec Province May 19.
  • Monk, G. (2017). Narrative mediation practices for Health Care Mediators and Ombuds, Mediation Training, Kaiser Permanente. Carlsbad, February 14 – 18
  • Monk, G. (2015). DF 5 Narrative practice in democratic engagement. Hope International, Bago, Myanmar, December, 10-15.
  • Monk, G. (2015). Innovations in Narrative Therapy with couples. Where constructionism and attachment meet. Copenhagen, Denmark October 22-23.
  • Monk, G. (2015). Rapprochement between mental health peer support practitioners and clinicians: The road ahead. The New Zealand Psychological Society. Hamilton, New Zealand. August 30.
  • Monk, G., & Sinclair, D. (2015). Narrative practice with families in distress. Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan. July 3-4.
  • Monk, G. (2015). Educating U.S. Healthcare Professionals in Disclosure and Apology Following Medical Errors. International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Liberal Arts. Taipei, Taiwan. April 23.

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