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Understanding Narrative Therapy

Understanding Narrative Therapy

SKU# 9780826113825

A Guidebook For The Social Worker

Author: , Sonia Abels MSW


  • Paul Abels MSW, PhD

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A clear guide to one of today's most popular treatment modalities, this volume explores why the narrative metaphor is important in the therapeutic relationship, and how to incorporate narrative techniques into social work practice. Building on basic insights about how stories shape people's lives, and how destructive stories can be modified, the authors explore various applications of the narrative approach. These applications include conducting groups, working with multicultural clients, and supplementary classroom discussions.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 20, 2001
  • Page Count 217
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826113825
  • EISBN 9780826116581

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Setting the Scene
  1. Introduction
  2. Making Sense of Our Lives
  3. The Stories That Shape Our Profession and Its Future
  4. Understanding the Narrative Approach
  5. Doing Narrative Practice

  6. Part II: Special Applications of the Narrative Approach
  7. The Written Word: Letters and and Logs and Briefs
  8. Groups and Communities
  9. Supportive Approaches and Mutual Aid
  10. Narrative Administration
  11. Multicultural Narrative Practice
  12. Learning and Teaching Narrative Practice
  13. Liberating Practice

  14. References