Healing Stories: Narrative in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy / Edition 1

Healing Stories: Narrative in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy / Edition 1

by Glenn Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192628275

ISBN-13: 9780192628275

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

At the heart of any therapeutic encounter there is always a story. Patients seeking help bring with them stories, spoken or untold, fragmentary and whole, that collectively make up their own personal narrative, their lived autobiography. Whatever else their tasks, a central part of the doctor's or therapist's job is to facilitate the telling of these stories, to

Overview

At the heart of any therapeutic encounter there is always a story. Patients seeking help bring with them stories, spoken or untold, fragmentary and whole, that collectively make up their own personal narrative, their lived autobiography. Whatever else their tasks, a central part of the doctor's or therapist's job is to facilitate the telling of these stories, to make meaning out of them and find the patterns within them. The aim of this book is to rehabilitate stories and story telling within medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy and to consider a narrative approach both as a theoretical paradigm and a practical, therapeutic tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192628275
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

A story of stories, an introduction, Glenn Roberts
The psychodynamic narrative, James Phillips
Defensive and creative uses of narrative in psychotherapy: an attachment perspective, Jeremy Holmes
Gender issues: Freudian and feminist stories, Janet Sayers
Circles of desire: a therapeutic narrative from South Asia - a translation to creolisation. Sushrut Jadhav, Roland Littlewood and R. Ranguram
Sacred Tales, Andrew Sims
Creating a coherent story in family therapy, John Byng-Hall
The rehabilitation of rehabilitation: a narrative approach to psychosis, Glenn Roberts
Holding onto the story - the older people, narrative and dementia, Errolyn Bruce

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