Understanding Narrative Therapy

Understanding Narrative Therapy

When we first heard of narrative therapy, we were in the dark. It was a strangely different approach with an unusual language. We first thought the language pedantic with odd but intriguing ideas. The "strangeness" of the ideas did not ...

Author: Sonia L. Abels, MSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826116582

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

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A clear guide to one of todayís most popular treatment modalities, this volume explores why the narrative metaphor is important in the therapeutic relationship, and how to incorporate narrative techniques into social work practice. Building on basic insights about how stories shape peopleís lives, and how destructive stories can be modified, the authors explore various applications of the narrative approach. These applications include conducting groups, working with multicultural clients, and supplementary classroom discussions.
Categories: Psychology

Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Narrative therapy is radical in many ways, as it embodies ideas, assumptions, aims and methods which may be unfamiliar and challenging for counsellors familiar with traditional counselling approaches. However, there are common factors ...

Author: Martin Payne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446233900

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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`A thought provoking and interesting book that will be of interest to nurses and others supporting patients' - Accident and Emergency Nursing `It is a relevant and timely book that will remind therapists of the importance of the telling of client's stories as an important component of the therapeutic process. Whatever approach we use, the client's story will be a part of what we work with, so a sophisticated questioning of what 'stories/narratives' are will benefit our work. This book is a good starting point for such an exploration. It's an interesting book that will appeal to counsellors ready to challenge or add to their existing approach' - Therapy Today Narrative Therapy: An Introduction for Counsellors, Second Edition, offers a clear and concise overview of this way of working without oversimplifying its theoretical underpinnings and practices. Narrative therapy places peoples' accounts of their lives and relationships at the heart of the therapeutic process. Its main premise is that the telling and re-telling of experience by means of guided questioning can facilitate changed, more realistic perspectives, and open up possibilities for the person seeking assistance to position him- or herself more helpfully in relation to the issues brought to therapy. Drawing on the ideas of Michael White and David Epston, this fully revised, extended and updated second edition incorporates recent developments in narrative theory and practice, and introduces developments initiated by other narrative therapists worldwide. New material has been added around counselling for post-traumatic reactions, couples conflict and a sense of personal failure. The book is illustrated with extensive examples of practice with individuals and couples. It is ideal for anyone on training courses in narrative therapy, and also for counsellors who wish to consider common ground between narrative ideas and their current approach. Martin Payne is an independent therapist and trainer in Norwich, UK.
Categories: Psychology

Narrative Therapy

Narrative Therapy

led them toward a thorough questioning of the dominant cultural and modernist strain of psychology and family therapy. The “narrative” practice view9 developed first by White and Epston (1990) moved forward to challenge the many ways ...

Author: Catrina Brown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452237794

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives offers a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of narrative therapy. Influenced by feminist, postmodern, and critical theory, this edited volume illustrates how we make sense of our lives and experiences by ascribing meaning through stories that arise within social conversations and culturally available discourses.
Categories: Psychology

Art Psychotherapy Narrative Therapy An Account of Practitioner Research

Art Psychotherapy   Narrative Therapy  An Account of Practitioner Research

Rejecting an expert position, the narrative therapist takes a stance of 'coauthorship'. Co-authorship is understood not as a negation of therapeutic influence, but as an acknowledgement and taking up of the therapeutic conversation as ...

Author: Sheridan Linnell

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781608051182

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

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"This book is a personal, political and philosophical exploration of doing both therapy and research: an enquiry into how the process of therapy shapes the therapist as well as the client, and how the researcher is shaped by her research. A guiding theme i"
Categories: Psychology

Narrative Therapies with Children and Adolescents

Narrative Therapies with Children and Adolescents

Although I prefer to orient myself with postmodern assumptions and utilize a narrative metaphor to describe my work , I want to emphasize that traditional therapies can be quite effective . I sincerely hope that readers will not infer ...

Author: Craig Smith

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1572305762

Category: Psychology

Page: 469

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Showcasing approaches as creative and playful as young clients themselves, the book presents therapy as a dialogue of discovery. Through transcripts and compelling case examples, contributors illuminate how drama, art, play, and humor can be used effectively to engage with children of different ages, and to honor their idiosyncratic language, knowledge, and perspective.
Categories: Psychology

Solution Focused Narrative Therapy

Solution Focused Narrative Therapy

the therapist's query elicits what the couple might do to arrive at an agreement. ... Narrative therapists also honor the idea of not knowing and try to move out of the problem-saturated map as well, digging into the gaps of the ...

Author: Linda Metcalf, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826131775

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

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Introduces a Powerful New Brief Therapy Approach This groundbreaking book is the first to provide a comprehensive model for effectively blending the two main postmodern brief therapy approaches: solution-focused and narrative therapies. It harnesses the power of both models—the strengths-based, problem-solving approach of SFT and the value-honoring and re-descriptive approach of Narrative Therapy--to offer brief, effective help to clients that builds on their strengths and abilities to envision and craft preferred outcomes. Authored by a leading trainer, teacher, and practitioner in the field, the book provides an overview of the history of both models and outlines their differences, similarities, limitations and strengths. It then demonstrates how to blend these two approaches in working with such issues as trauma, addictions, grief, relationship issues, family therapy and mood issues. Each concern is illustrated with a case study from practice with individual adults, adolescents, children, and families. Useful client dialogue and forms are included to help the clinician guide clients in practice. Each chapter concludes with a summary describing and reinforcing the principles of the topic and a personal exercise so the reader can experience the approach first hand. Key Features: Describes how two popular postmodern therapy models are combined to create a powerful new therapeutic approach—the first book to do so Includes case studies reflecting the model’s use with individual adults, children, adolescents, and families Provides supporting dialogue and forms for practitioners Authored by a leading figure in SFT and its application in a variety of setting Presents an overview of the history of both models
Categories: Psychology

Retelling the Stories of Our Lives Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience

Retelling the Stories of Our Lives  Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience

International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, 4, 12–18. Republished 2004 in,M. White, Narrative practice and exotic lives: Resurrecting diversity in everyday life (pp. 43–57). Adelaide: Dulwich Centre Publications.

Author: David Denborough

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393708158

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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Helps those dealing with trauma, pain or hardship to better cope through the use of narrative therapy, a storytelling-based approach to recovery, that allows people to “re-member” and reclaim their experiences in a more positive light. Original.
Categories: Medical

Reimagining Narrative Therapy Through Practice Stories and Autoethnography

Reimagining Narrative Therapy Through Practice Stories and Autoethnography

Rescued speech poems: Co-authoring poetry in narrative therapy. Retrieved: www.narrativeapproaches.com Brooks Whitehouse, F. (2017). I have no quarrel with you. Published in A. Chagnot, & E. Ikkanda (Eds).

Author: Travis Heath

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000587180

Category: Psychology

Page: 284

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Reimagining Narrative Therapy Through Practice Stories and Autoethnography takes a new pedagogical approach to teaching and learning in contemporary narrative therapy, based in autoethnography and storytelling. The individual client stories aim to paint each therapeutic meeting in such detail that the reader will come to feel as though they actually know the two or more people in the room. This approach moves beyond the standard narrative practice of teaching by transcripts and steps into teaching narrative therapy through autoethnography. The intention of these 'teaching tales' is to offer the reader an opportunity to enter into the very 'heart and soul' of narrative therapy practice, much like reading a novel has you enter into the lives of the characters that inhabit it. This work has been used by the authors in MA and PhD level classrooms, workshops, week-long intensive courses, and conferences around the world, where it has received commendations from both newcomer and veteran narrative therapists. The aim of this book is to introduce narrative therapy and the value of integrating autoethnographic methods to students and new clinicians. It can also serve as a useful tool for advanced teachers of narrative practices. In addition, it will appeal to established clinicians who are curious about narrative therapy (who may be looking to add it to their practice), as well as students and scholars of autoethnography and qualitative inquiry and methods.
Categories: Psychology

Narrative Therapy in Wonderland Connecting with Children s Imaginative Know How

Narrative Therapy in Wonderland  Connecting with Children s Imaginative Know How

Narratives of therapist's lives. Adelaide, Australia: Dulwich Centre. White, M. (2000). Reflections on narrative practice: Essays and interviews. Adelaide, Australia: Dulwich Centre. White, M. (2007). Maps of narrative practice.

Author: David Marsten

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393712117

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Recognizing the power of children’s imaginations in narrative therapy. Therapists may marvel at children's imaginative triumphs, but how often do they recognize such talents as vital to the therapy hour? Should therapists reserve a space for make-believe only when nothing is at stake, or might it be precisely those moments when something truly matters that imagination is most urgently needed? This book offers an alternative to therapeutic perspectives that treat children as vulnerable and helpless. It invites readers to consider how the imaginative gifts and knowledge of children, when supported by the therapist and family, can bring about dramatic change. The book begins with an account of the foundations of narrative theory. It explains how such elements as language, characterization, and suspense contribute to the coherence of a story and bring young people into focus. Each subsequent chapter provides specific suggestions for the practice of narrative therapy. Examples of the difficulties children face are offered, along with narrative interventions and tips for overcoming common barriers that can arise along the way. Readers will learn a variety of ready-to-implement strategies, including how to personify problems, compose letters to affirm children's identities, summon fairies to lend a helping hand, and many more. Sample dialogues between the authors, children, and their parents bring the application of each practice to life, illuminating how even the most stubborn problem can be outwitted, sometimes by mischievous means. With robust professional insight, Narrative Therapy in Wonderland will aid any practitioner in calling on children's imaginative know-how. How often can a young person be spotted diving headlong into a world of fantasy? This book explores the extraordinary fact that these young people may, upon arrival in Wonderland, be far better equipped to take on even dire challenges than when they remain "up above."
Categories: Psychology

Art Play and Narrative Therapy

Art  Play  and Narrative Therapy

identification of irrational belief systems and automatic thoughts (Cognitive-Behavioral therapy), or acceptance and value ... It is important to note that art, play, and narrative therapy are specific treatment modalities and, as such, ...

Author: Lisa B. Moschini

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351170901

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 300

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Art, Play, and Narrative Therapy shows mental health professionals how the blending of expressive arts, psychotherapy, and metaphorical communication can both support and enhance clinical practice. This book illuminates the ways in which metaphorical representations form who we are, how we interact, and how we understand our larger environment. Author Lisa Moschini explains how to couple clients' words, language, stories, and artwork with treatment interventions that aid empathic understanding, promote a collaborative alliance, and encourage conflict resolution. Chapters include numerous illustrations, exercises, and examples that give clinicians inspiration for both theoretical and practical interventions.
Categories: HEALTH & FITNESS