The field of narrative-informed therapy began nearly a decade ago and has now matured to the point where a significant reference work is both timely and appropriate. This Handbook is the first to draw together theorists and practitioners representing a diverse range of approaches to describe and detail assessment and intervention strategies focusing on client story-telling and story reconstruction to promote positive change in clients. A primary goal is to bring together multiple approaches with the aim of promoting a dialogue among differing narrative traditions and synthesizing a more integrated understanding of client story-telling processes in psychotherapy. The editors have aimed for a balance between practice, applied research findings, and background theory.

Narrative Identity and Narrative Therapy

Narrative Identity and Narrative Therapy

Narrative approaches to counseling and psychotherapy have risen to prominence over the past decade and a half (e.g., McLeod, 1997; White & Epston, 1990). During that same time, research psychologists have likewise turned their attention toward narratives, scripts, plots, and other aspects of what Sarbin ...

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