This unique book explores how clients' problems are defined by personal and cultural narratives that can be identified and retold in therapy. The authors share their therapeutic vision through a series of stories, fictionalized discussions, and mini-dramas, inviting readers to participate in an ongoing conversation by reflecting on their own responses to the case material presented. Written in an engaging and personal style that brings the theory to life, the book challenges normative ideas about both narrative and the therapeutic relationship.
Jeffrey L. Zimmerman Ph.D., and Victoria C. Dickerson, Ph.D., co-direct Bay Area Family Therapy Training Associates in Cupertino, California, and train the Narrative Family Therapy Externship at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto. Widely published, they have collaborated on book chapters and many articles, which have appeared in ''Family Process,'' '' Journal of Marital and Family Therapy,'' ''Journal of Systemic Family Therapies,'' and ''Dulwich Centre Newsletter.'' They are co-authors of this book, making different but equal contributions to its creation.
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This engaging book offers an overview of the history and theory of brief therapy from its beginnings in the research of Gregory Bateson through the seminal therapy of Milton Erickson and John Weakland to contemporary theorists and practitioners such as Steve de Shazer. Beyond this comprehensive history, the authors also give us a carefully drawn map of practice in this fast-changing field, useful for both novices and seasoned professionals. The authors concentrate on ways of working with clients that are common to all brief therapies, including framing, pattern, paradoxical, metaphorical,... More info