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Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends by Michael White; David EpstonUse of letter-writing in family therapy. White and Epston base their therapy on the assumption thatpeople experience problems when the stories of their lives,as they or others have invented them, do not sufficientlyrepresent their lived experience. Therapy then becomes aprocess of storying or restorying the lives and experiences ofthese people. In this way narrative comes to play a centralrole in therapy. Both authors share delightful examples of astoried therapy that privileges a person's lived experience,inviting a reflexive posture and encouraging a sense of authorshipand reauthorship of one's experiences and relationshipsin the telling and retelling of one's story.
Narrative Therapy by Stephen MadiganNarrative Therapy provides an introduction to the theory, history, research, and practice of this post-structural approach. First developed by David Epston and Michael White, this therapeutic theory is founded on the idea that people have many interacting narratives that go into making up 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 rather 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. In this book, Stephen Madigan presents and explores this versatile and useful approach, its theory, history, therapy process, primary change mechanisms, the empirical basis for its effectiveness, and recent developments that have refined the theory and expanded how it may be practiced. This essential primer, amply illustrated with case examples featuring diverse clients, is perfect for graduate students studying theories of therapy and counseling, as well as for seasoned practitioners interested in understanding how a narrative therapy approach has evolved and how it might be used in their practice.
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Narrative Practice by Michael WhiteMichael 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.