Maps Of Narrative Practice by Michael WhiteMaps Of Narrative Practice by Michael White

Maps Of Narrative Practice

byMichael White

Hardcover | April 10, 2007

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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-re-authoring conversations, remembering conversations, scaffolding conversations, definitional ceremony, externalizing conversations, and rite of passage maps-to provide readers with an explanation of the practical implications, for therapeutic growth, of these conversations. The book is filled with transcripts and commentary, skills training exercises for the reader, and charts that outline the conversations in diagrammatic form. Readers both well-versed in narrative therapy as well as those new to its concepts, will find this fresh statement of purpose and practice essential to their clinical work.
Michael White (1948–2008), one of the founders of narrative therapy and co-director of the Dulwich Centre, an institute for narrative practice and community work in Adelaide, Australia, made significant contributions to psychotherapy and family therapy. He is the author of Maps of Narrative Practice and co-author of Narrative Means to...
Title:Maps Of Narrative PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.5 × 6.4 × 1.1 inPublished:April 10, 2007Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393705161

ISBN - 13:9780393705164

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Resource, Could Be More Accessible Maps of Narrative Practice is a solid resource for therapists practicing from a Narrative framework. If nothing else, it displays the progression in thought in Narrative Therapy as practiced by Michael White since he published his earlier works. I give a lower rating due to feeling at times like the text gets bogged down by the glut of maps to use when conducting Narrative conversations. It would have been ideal if the text was accompanied by videos showing what these maps look like in actul sessions.
Date published: 2017-08-16

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This book represents a remarkable leap forward in the narrative literature and in the canon of work on therapy in general. — Journal of Marital and Family TherapyMaps of Narrative Practice, likely to be regarded as his magnum opus, makes it clear why his brand of narrative therapy has broad appeal and great impact on the therapeutic community…I highly recommend this book to practitioners and researchers, especially those interested in positive psychology and positive psychotherapy. — PsycCritiquesMichael White has created a definitive text of theory and practice… His prolific body of work stands as a foundation of narrative therapy, summarized and systematically presented for the first time in this brilliant new book…Beautifully organized and a pleasure to read, it brings theory alive with colorful transcripts of therapy in every chapter and offers examples and instructions for applying narrative practices with the full range of mental health challenges that psychiatrists and therapists may be called upon to address. Although it is an excellent, accessible introduction to the field, experienced narrative therapists will draw upon its thoroughness, precision, and subtlety to invigorate and hone their craft. — Psychiatric ServicesYou will be rewarded in reading this book, by the time you spend with White, and by being in his presence. — The Milton H. Erickson Foundation NewsletterIf this book were a film or a novel, the blurb would read: ‘AT LAST! The long-awaited sequel to the influential 1990 work, Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends.’….[A] powerfully engaging mixture of personal and professional narrative. — Therapy Today