Narrative Therapy in Practice. The Archaeology of Hope

  • ID: 2210771
  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Narrative therapy—first introduced by Australia′s Michael White and David Epston more than ten years ago—is based on the theory that an individual′s problems are manufactured in a social, cultural, and political context. Each person produces meaning for their own life, instead of meaning being made for us.As this important new book, Narrative Therapy in Practice, demonstrates this innovative approach requires that the therapist and client work in collaboration to help the client unearth dormant competencies, talents, abilities and resources and create a positive "redescription" of the client. The information presented in this instructive resource is grounded in solid scientific research in the fields of learning, language and cognitive behavior. And, for the first time, using practical examples, clinicians are shown how narrative therapy can be applied in a variety of situations, such as treating alcoholics, counseling students, working with indigenous native communities, treating male sexual abuse survivors, and more.
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Introduction.

THEORY.

How Narrative Therapy Works (Gerald Monk).

The Theoretical Story of Narrative Therapy (Wendy Drewery & John Winslade).

The Therapeutic Relationship (John Winslade, et al.).

Learning and Teaching Narrative Ideas (Wally McKenzie & Gerald Monk).

PRACTICE.

Leila and the Tiger: Narrative Approaches to Psychiatry (Glen J. Simblett).

Countering Alcoholic Narratives (John Winslade & Lorraine Smith).

Therapy with Male Sexual Abuse Survivors: Contesting Oppressive Life Stories (Tim Harker).

School Counseling in a Narrative Mode (John Winslade & Aileen Cheshire).

Appreciating Indigenous Knowledge in Groups (Glen Silvester).

Moving from Problem Solving to Narrative Approaches in Mediation (John Winslade & Alison Cotter).

Health–Promoting Conversation (Bev McKenzie).

Epilogue.
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Gerald D. Monk
John Winslade
Kathie Crocket
David Epston
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