Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends / Edition 1

Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends / Edition 1

by Michael White, David Epston
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393700984

ISBN-13: 9780393700985

Pub. Date: 05/01/1990

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Use of letter-writing in family therapy.
White and Epston base their therapy on the assumption that people experience problems when the stories of their lives, as they or others have invented them, do not sufficiently represent their lived experience. Therapy then becomes a process of storying or restorying the lives and experiences of these people. In this way

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Use of letter-writing in family therapy.
White and Epston base their therapy on the assumption that people experience problems when the stories of their lives, as they or others have invented them, do not sufficiently represent their lived experience. Therapy then becomes a process of storying or restorying the lives and experiences of these people. In this way narrative comes to play a central role in therapy. Both authors share delightful examples of a storied therapy that privileges a person’s lived experience, inviting a reflexive posture and encouraging a sense of authorship and reauthorship of one’s experiences and relationships in the telling and retelling of one’s story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393700985
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
217
Sales rank:
1,109,542
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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