Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends by Michael WhiteNarrative Means to Therapeutic Ends by Michael White

Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends

byMichael White, David Epston

Hardcover | May 1, 1990

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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.
David Epston, M.A., C.Q.S.W. is coauthor of Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends (1990) and Playful Approaches to Serious Problems (1997). He is a visiting professor at the School of Community Studies, UNITEC Institute of Technology in Auckland, and is the codirector of the Family Therapy Centre in Auckland.
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Title:Narrative Means to Therapeutic EndsFormat:HardcoverPublished:May 1, 1990Publisher:WW Norton

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Foundational Resource Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends provides the bedrock upon which Narrative Therapy has been built. Drawing on White and Epston's experience, Foucaultian philosophy, and postmodern thought, the authors provide a basis for a model of therapy that truly breaks away from the more by-the-numbers models of therapy that preceded it.
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This book presents a respectful, often playful approach to serious problems, with groundbreaking theory as a backdrop. The authors start with 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. In this way narrative comes to play a central role in therapy.