Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives offers a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of narrative therapy. Influenced by feminist, postmodern, and critical theory, this edited volume illustrates how we make sense of our lives and experiences by ascribing meaning through stories that arise within social conversations and culturally available discourses.
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About the Author
Catrina Brown, M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work at Dalhousie University in Halifax, cross-appointed to Women’s Studies and Nursing. She is also a feminist psychotherapist in private practice with a focus on eating “disorders”. She is the co-editor of Consuming Passions: Feminist Approaches to Eating Disorders and Weight Preoccupation. She conducts research in the area of women, eating “disorders”, body image, trauma and sexual abuse, depression, and alcohol use problems.
Tod Augusta-Scott, M.S.W. is the program coordinator at Bridges - a domestic violence counselling, research, and training institute in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has taught at the School of Social Work at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He works as a consultant on issues of domestic violence for both government and non-government organizations. He is currently an editor for the Canadian Journal of Social Work. He publishes and presents his work internationally. His practice focuses primarily on issues of violence, sexual abuse, sexism, racism, and homophobia.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Postmodernism, Reflexivity, and Narrative Therapy - Catrina Brown, Tod Augusta-ScottPART I: WRITING IN THE SOCIALCh 1. Situating Knowledge and Power in the Therapeutic Alliance - Catrina BrownCh 2. Re-storying Women's Depression: A Material-Discursive Approach - Michelle N. Lafrance, Janet M. StoppardCh 3. The Blinding Power of Genetics: Manufacturing and Privatizing Stories of Eating Disorders - Karin JasperCh 4. Poetics of Resistance: Compassionate Practice in Substance Misuse Therapy - Colin James SandersCh 5. Practicing Psychiatry Through a Narrative Lens: Working With Children, Youth, and Families - Normand CarreyPART II: SELF-SURVEILLANCE: NORMALIZING PRACTICES OF SELFCh 6. Discipline and Desire: Regulating the Body/Self - Catrina BrownCh 7. Watching the Other Watch: A Social Location of Problems - Stephen MadiganCh 8. Internalized Homophobia: Lessons From the Mobius Strip - Glenda M. RussellPART III: CHALLENGING ESSENTIALISMCh 9. Dethroning the Suppressed Voice: Unpacking Experience as Story - Catrina BrownCh 10.Conversations With Men About Women's Violence: Ending Men's Violence by Challenging Gender Essentialism - Tod Augusta-ScottCh 11. Challenging Essentialist Anti-Oppressive Discourse: Uniting Against Racism and Sexism - Tod Augusta-ScottPART IV: RE-AUTHORING PREFERRED IDENTITIESCh 12. Movement of Identities: A Map for Therapeutic Conversations About Trauma - Jim Duvall, Laura BeresCh 13. Letters From Prison: Re-authoring Identity With Men Who Have Perpetrated Sexual Violence - Tod Augusta-ScottCh 14: Talking Body Talk: Blending Narrative and Feminist Approaches to Therapy - Catrina BrownAbout the EditorsAbout the Contributors