Narrative Therapy

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SAGE, Mar 3, 2006 - Psychology - 208 pages
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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 counseling for post-traumatic reactions, couples conflict and a sense of personal failure.
  

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A great exploration and of the theory and application of narrative therapy. I found it more helpful than White and Epston's "Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends" as it was more practical and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
An Overview of Narrative Therapy
5
Ideas Informing Narrative Therapy
18
Assisting the Person to Describe the Problem
37
Encouraging a Wider Perspective on the Problem
60
Asking Questions
80
Therapeutic Documents
101
Telling and retelling
126
Examples of Narrative Practice I Counselling for Depression and for Recovery from Abuse
140
A Fresh Look at Assumptions in the Therapy Culture
157
Examples of Narrative Practice II Counselling for Posttraumatic Reactions and in Working with Couples
181
Postscript
193
An Exercise in Cosupervision using Narrative Therapy Practices
194
References
197
Index
203
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About the author (2006)

Martin Payne is an independent counsellor working mainly in GP surgeries. During his previous career in Further and Adult Education he found his work was increasingly focussed on assisting students who were experiencing problems in their lives. He trained in counselling at Colchester Institute of Higher Education and gained their Diploma in Counselling. He has completed Intensive Training in Narrative Therapy with Michael White in Adelaide, South Australia, and is the author of Narrative Therapy: an Introduction for Counsellors (Sage Publications: Second edition, 2006).

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