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  • Attachment Narrative Therapy

    Attachment Narrative Therapy

    by Rudi Dallos

    This book sets out a framework for practice - Attachment Narrative Therapy - that provides a new approach to working with families, couples and individuals. This is not offered as a prescriptive model but as an aid and guide to practice that draws aspects of narrative and attachment therapy into systemic work. The synthesis of these ideas offers clinicians a new integrative way to approach their practice – one in which the three approaches are used to create a greater whole than their constituent parts. The book includes: Clinical...

  • Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families

    Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families

    by William C. Madsen

    Woven throughout this title are Solution Focused, Strengths Based and Narrative Therapy approaches to working with families who have not been well served by traditional mental health, social service, and medical systems. Critically examining many professional assumptions about difficult families, the book outlines clinical practices that facilitate a respectful, constructive, and effective therapeutic relationship. *Highlighted are ways to:* Engage reluctant clients Conduct nonpathologizing assessments Help families develop communities of support. Of crucial importance, the author proposes that therapists move away from trying to identify and correct old problems. He focuses instead...

  • Conversations about gender, culture, violence & narrative practice

    Conversations about gender, culture, violence & narrative practice

    by Edited by Angel Yuen and Chery

    *Stories of hope and complexity from women of many cultures*. Edited by Angel Yuen & Cheryl White This inspiring book consists of writings from women of many cultures about initiatives, projects and ways of working to respond to violence. This collection will be powerfully relevant to practitioners working with individuals, families and/or communities whose lives are affected by violence and abuse. It includes practice-based chapters describing narrative ways of working with those who have experienced violence and also creative ways of engaging with men and women who have enacted violence against...

  • Family Therapy: Exploring the Field's past, Present and Possible Futures

    Family Therapy: Exploring the Field's past, Present and Possible Futures

    by David Denborough

    In these personal and thoughtful interviews, influential family therapists from different parts of the world invite the reader into their worldview and the history that has shaped it. In some circumstances they also offer reflections and regrets about aspects of past practices, and they speak of what continues to inspire them. This is a friendly and personal book which enables readers to engage with the history and diversity of ideas of the field of family therapy and also to get to know, in some small way, those whose stories...

  • If Problems Talked: Narrative Therapy in Action

    If Problems Talked: Narrative Therapy in Action

    by Jeffrey L. Zimmerman

    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. *Contents:* I. If Problems Talked 1. This Is...

  • Introducing Narrative Therapy

    Introducing Narrative Therapy

    by Cheryl White & David Denboroug

    This anthology contains a diversity of accessible, engaging, practice-based papers by narrative practitioners around the world. Articles include theoretical considerations; working with individuals, groups, and communities; co-research; and an approach to community mental health. The collection is rounded out by a collection of practice notes by Michael White. If you are wanting to understand more about narrative therapy and the different ways in which people are exploring and experimenting with narrative ways of working, this book will inform, challenge, and inspire.

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