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  • Aboriginal Narrative Practice: Honouring Storylines Of Pride, Strength And Creativity

    Aboriginal Narrative Practice: Honouring Storylines Of Pride, Strength And Creativity

    by Dulwich

    This book shares stories of creative inventions by Aboriginal narrative therapists and community workers, including the ‘Shame Mat’, the ‘Language Tree of Life’, ‘Conversations with Lateral Violence’, and ‘Narrative community gatherings’. These significant innovations are expanding the field of narrative practice, not only in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts, but also across cultures and internationally. Significantly, this book also illustrates how narrative practices are being used by Aboriginal communities to decolonise identity stories, to move beyond mental health labels, and to step out of missionary rules and closets of shame. In...

  • 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...

  • Just Therapy - A Journey

    Just Therapy - A Journey

    by C Waldergrave, K Tamasese, F T

    This book brings together in one volume the work of the Just Therapy Team of New Zealand which has, over the last two decades, inspired and challenged therapists and community workers in many different countries and contexts. Their introduction of the term Just Therapy and their determination to bring issues of gender, culture and socio-economic justice into therapeutic considerations have had powerful implications. So too has their example of taking the personal stories of those who consult them as therapists into broader political and policy arenas.

  • Life-saving tips from young Muslim Australians

    Life-saving tips from young Muslim Australians

    by Dulwich Centre Foundation

    There are all sorts of hassles that young people have to deal with. Hassles at school, trouble at home. And for some of us, you can add poverty and racism to the mix. That's why a whole bunch of young Australians from Muslim backgrounds have come together to share our life-saving tips with you. We've made this publication and DVD about our ways to survive tough times in life. We hope the ideas we've come up with might be helpful to you, wherever you are living, and whenever...

  • Maps of Narrative Practice

    Maps of Narrative Practice

    by Michael White

    Michael White, one of the founders of narrative therapy, is back with his first major publication since the seminal Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends, which Norton published in 1990. Maps of Narrative Practice provides brand new practical and accessible accounts of the major areas of narrative practice that White has developed and taught over the years, so that readers may feel confident when utilizing this approach in their practices. The book covers each of the five main areas of narrative practice externalising, re-authoring, re-membering, definitional...

  • Narrative Practice: Continuing the Conversations

    Narrative Practice: Continuing the Conversations

    by Michael White

    Final thoughts from the now-deceased leader of narrative therapy. Michael White’s untimely death deprived therapists of a leading light. Here, available for the first time in book form, is a collection of the work he left behind—writings on topics dear to the psychotherapeutic world: turning points in therapy, conversations, resistance and therapist responsibility, couples therapy, and narrative responses to trauma.

  • Narrative Therapy

    Narrative Therapy

    by AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIA

    Narrative therapy is founded on the idea that people are made up of interacting stories that comprise their sense of who they are, and that the issues they bring to therapy are not restricted to (or located) within the clients themselves, but are influenced and shaped by cultural discourses about identity and power. Narrative therapy centers around a rich engagement in re-storying a client's narrative by re-considering, re-appreciating, and re-authoring the client's preferred lives and relationships. This second edition of Narrative Therapy includes advice for working with highly conflicted couple...

  • Narrative Therapy in Wonderland: Connecting With Children's Imaginative Know-How

    Narrative Therapy in Wonderland: Connecting With Children's Imaginative Know-How

    by Marsten, Epston & Markham

    Recognizing the power of children’s imaginations in narrative therapy. Therapists may marvel at children's imaginative triumphs, but how often do they recognize such talents as vital to the therapy hour? Should therapists reserve a space for make-believe only when nothing is at stake, or might it be precisely those moments when something truly matters that imagination is most urgently needed? This book offers an alternative to therapeutic perspectives that treat children as vulnerable and helpless. It invites readers to consider how the imaginative gifts and knowledge of children, when supported by...

  • Narrative Therapy Responding to your Questions

    Narrative Therapy Responding to your Questions

    by Shona Russell & Maggie Carey

    This book offers answers to questions such as: How do you know what to externalise? What is post-structuralism and how is it relevant to the therapy world? What is the fit between feminism and some of the practices of narrative therapy? and many, many others! It also provides detailed examples of therapeutic conversations shaped by the narrative practices of externalising, remembering, outsider witnessing and re-authoring. If you are trying to engage with narrative practices in your therapy or community work then...

  • Narrative Therapy with Children and their Families

    Narrative Therapy with Children and their Families

    by Michael White and Alice Morgan

    This long-awaited book brings together two popular authors - Michael White and Alice Morgan. Here they share stories from their counselling practice with children and their families and provide explanations of the thinking that shapes these conversations. Detailed explanations are provided of externalising practices, scaffolding conversations, ways of inviting significant others to act as an audience to consultations with children, and considerations relating to the position of the therapist. Moving and amusing stories of work with children and their families are also included and the following questions are considered: When...

  • Narrative Therapy: An Introduction for Counsellors Second Edition (soft cover)

    Narrative Therapy: An Introduction for Counsellors Second Edition (soft cover)

    by Martin Payne

    Narrative Therapy: An Introduction for Counsellors, Second Edition, offers a clear and concise overview of this way of working without oversimplifying its theoretical underpinnings and practices. Narrative therapy places peoples' accounts of their lives and relationships at the heart of the therapeutic process. Its main premise is that the telling and re-telling of experience by means of guided questioning can facilitate changed, more realistic perspectives, and open up possibilities for the person seeking assistance to position him- or herself more helpfully in relation to the issues brought to therapy. Drawing on...

  • Narrative Therapy: The Social Construction of Preferred Realities

    Narrative Therapy: The Social Construction of Preferred Realities

    by J Freedman and G Combs

    This book describes the clinical application of the growing body of ideas and practices that has come to be known as narrative therapy. The primary focus is on the ways of working that have arisen among therapists who, inspired by the pioneering efforts of Michael White and David Epston, have organized their thinking around two metaphors: narrative and social construction. The authors are as concerned with attitude as with technique. Believing that a solid grounding in the worldview from which narrative practices spring is essential, they begin with an overview...

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