Understanding Narrative Therapy: A Guidebook For The Social Worker

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Springer Publishing Company, Mar 20, 2001 - Psychology - 217 pages

A clear guide to one of today’s most popular treatment modalities, this volume explores why the narrative metaphor is important in the therapeutic relationship, and how to incorporate narrative techniques into social work practice. Building on basic insights about how stories shape people’s lives, and how destructive stories can be modified, the authors explore various applications of the narrative approach. These applications include conducting groups, working with multicultural clients, and supplementary classroom discussions.

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Multicultural Narrative Practice
Learning and Teaching Narrative Practice
Liberating Practice

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Sonia Leib Abels was Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work, Cleveland State University, and Visiting Professor at Haciteppe University, Ankara, Turkey, at Vytatus Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, and at Walla Walla College, Washington, and Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California.

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