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Department of Counseling and School Psychology

Department of Counseling and School Psychology

Training School Professionals & Mental Health Professionals
in counseling and trauma-informed care for a multicultural society

Gerald Monk, PhD, LMFT, LPCC

Director, Marriage and Family Therapy
AAMFT-approved Supervisor

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.

Research & Teaching Interests:

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


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:

Kahn, S. & Monk, G. (In Press). Narrative Supervision as a Social Justice Practice Journal of Systemic Therapies.

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 Aotearoa. 7(2) 112-118.

Zamani, N., Smith, G., & Monk, G. (2013). Online forums as definitional ceremonies. Journal of Systemic Therapies. 32 (4), 1-18.

Recent Selected Professional Presentations:

Monk, G., & Cho, W.  (2015). Restorative Justice in the schools in the USA. Asia Pacific Conference on Education, Society & Psychology. Seoul, South Korea. January 8-10.

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.

Monk, G., & Sinclair, D. (2015). Narrative practice with families in distress. Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan. July 3-4.

Monk, G. (2015). Key Note: Rapprochement between mental health peer support practitioners and clinicians: The road ahead. The New Zealand Psychological Society. Hamilton, New Zealand. August 30.

Monk, G. (2015). Innovations in Narrative Therapy with couples. Where constructionism and attachment meet. Copenhagen, Denmark October 22-23.

Monk, G. (2015). DF 5 Narrative practice in democratic engagement. Hope International, Bago, Myanmar, December, 10-15.