The Transformative Power of Metaphor in Therapy

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The Transformative Power of Metaphor in Therapy

SKU# 9780826119520

Author: Sana Loue JD, PhD, MSSA


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Narrative or metaphor therapy utilizes the patient's own memories and anecdotes as a method for tapping into and confronting the many layers of the complex inner self. The book is particularly innovative in the using narrative or metaphor therapy with adults suffering from severe mental illness.

Unlike other books on the use of narrative therapy, this book focuses on the use of pre-scripted narratives that can be used with individuals to examine their personal situations, as well as techniques to guide individuals in the development of their own narratives. A comprehensive and detailed guidebook for narrative therapists, this book addresses various experiential therapeutic interventions."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 14, 2008
  • Page Count 232
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826119520
  • EISBN 9780826119537

Table of Contents 

    Introduction: Peeking through the Window: Why Use Metaphor?
  1. Alphabet Soup: Developing a Positive Self-Image
  2. The Bicycle: How to Learn from the Past and Move Towards the Future
  3. The Doughnut: Finding Focus
  4. The Snowflake: Achieving Self-Actualization
  5. The Elephant and the Blind Men: Learning New Perspectives
  6. The Ladder: Measuring Growth
  7. Follow the Yellow Brick Road: The Quest for the Unknown Self
  8. Stone Soup: Altruism for Health
  9. The River: Adapting to Change
  10. The Tree: Finding Self, Understanding Relationships
  11. Strengthening the Foundation: Underlying Theory
  12. Stepping Out from the Door: How to Create and Use Metaphor for Healing, Growth, and Change

  13. Index