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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