Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends

Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends

Hardback (10 Oct 1990)

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Synopsis

White and Epston base their therapy on the assumption that people experience problems when the stories of their lives, as they or others have invented them, do not sufficiently represent their lived experience. Therapy then becomes a process of storying or restorying the lives and experiences of these people. In this way narrative comes to play a central role in therapy. Both authors share delightful examples of a storied therapy that privileges a person's lived experience, inviting a reflexive posture and encouraging a sense of authorship and reauthorship of one's experiences and relationships in the telling and retelling of one's story.

Book information

ISBN: 9780393700985
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Imprint: W.W. Norton and Company
Pub date:
DEWEY: 616.89166
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 444g
Height: 216mm
Width: 148mm
Spine width: 24mm