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.

Disorganized Narratives: The Psychological Condition and Its Treatment

Disorganized Narratives: The Psychological Condition and Its Treatment


Within the Training School for Cognitive Psychotherapy (Italian Associazione di Psicologia Cognitiva or APC), the Terzo Centro di Psicoterapia Cognitiva in Rome has been concentrating on the study of the therapeutic process with seriously ill patients, in particular those suffering from personality disorders.

Over the course of 10 years of ...

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