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Handbook of Narrative Psychotherapy for Children, Adults, and Families : Theory and Practice

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The Handbook of Narrative Psychotherapy for Children, Adults and Families combines philosophical, scientific and theoretical insights in the field of narrative psychotherapy and links them to sources of inspiration such as poetry, film, literature and art under the common denominator "narrative thinking."

Sections on theoretical issues alternate with a large number of case histories drawn from different therapeutic contexts. The reader can browse at will through the many examples of therapeutic sessions, in some cases including literal transcriptions, in which narrativity in all its forms is the point of departure. What language does the body speak? What messages do seemingly random slips of the tongue convey? How can a painting help a client to find words for his or her story?

The discussion of the "logic of abduction" demonstrates the importance of metaphor, and special attention is given to the processes of creating a therapeutic context and defining a therapeutic framework.

The diversity of insights in this book will be of interest to the experienced psychotherapist as well as to therapists at the beginning of their careers, who will undoubtedly derive inspiration from the case histories.
Number of Pages: 329
Genre: Psychology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Jan Olthof
Language: English
Street Date: July 7, 2017
TCIN: 52420197
UPC: 9781782202998
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-5165
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