Narrative Therapy / Edition 2

Narrative Therapy / Edition 2

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by Martin Payne
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412920132

ISBN-13: 9781412920131

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412920131
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Forewordviii
Acknowledgementsix
Preface to the Second Editionx
Introduction1
1An Overview of Narrative Therapy5
2Ideas Informing Narrative Therapy18
3Assisting the Person to Describe the Problem37
4Encouraging a Wider Perspective on the Problem60
5Asking Questions80
6Therapeutic Documents101
7Telling and Re-telling126
8Examples of Narrative Practice I: Counselling for Depression, and for Recovery from Abuse140
9A Fresh Look at Assumptions in the Therapy Culture157
10Examples of Narrative Practice II: Counselling for Post-traumatic Reactions, and in Working with Couples181
Postscript193
AppendixAn Exercise in Co-supervision using Narrative Therapy Practices194
References197
Index203

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