Narrative Therapy / Edition 2by Martin Payne
Pub. Date: 03/28/2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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
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 the progression of their thinking over the past five years, 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.
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- Second Edition
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- 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Second Edition||x|
|1||An Overview of Narrative Therapy||5|
|2||Ideas Informing Narrative Therapy||18|
|3||Assisting the Person to Describe the Problem||37|
|4||Encouraging a Wider Perspective on the Problem||60|
|7||Telling and Re-telling||126|
|8||Examples of Narrative Practice I: Counselling for Depression, and for Recovery from Abuse||140|
|9||A Fresh Look at Assumptions in the Therapy Culture||157|
|10||Examples of Narrative Practice II: Counselling for Post-traumatic Reactions, and in Working with Couples||181|
|Appendix||An Exercise in Co-supervision using Narrative Therapy Practices||194|
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