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Narrative Family Therapy with video

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Cynthia Howard

on 7 November 2014

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Transcript of Narrative Family Therapy with video

Narrative Family Therapy
Start with stories
The ex-wife
The daughter
Theoretical Background (Phokham)
Process (Phokham)
Examples (Amy)
Building Resiliency (Amy)
Treatment Plan (Pollie)
Research (Cindy)
Closing (Amy)
A Letter
Externalize the problem
Detach from the outcome
Rewrite the story
Unique Outcome
When did this not happen? Why?
Spectator Questions
What would someone watching say?
What would a friend say?
Collapse Time
How has this changed over time?
Has it always been like this?
Is it worse? Is it better?
Predict Setbacks
What happens if it gets this bad again?
Co-edit the Story
What does this story mean now?
How did you move through this story?
Power through story telling
Finding meaning in our experience
Liberation from the past
As a facilitator, remember to guide clients on their own path towards resiliency through storytelling
Building Resiliency
Theoretical Background
Some Contributors
Michael White
Cheryl White
David Epson
Jeffrey Zimmerman
Gene Combs
Vicki Dickerson
The war happened to the family.
War can really break apart families.
War does stuff to you.
War did stuff to you and your famly.
Predict Setbacks
What will you do if you get angry with your ex-wife during the next conversation?
Co-edit the Story
What does it say about you that you've been able to provide a home? That your daughter is safe in that house.
Treatment Plan
More effective communication between parents
Father develops effective self-care strategies
Parents develop more effective communication patterns with daughter.
More Effective Communication
Monitor phone conversations and keep anger meter 9 or below in 80% of conversations
Father sees daughter once/week without supervision
Make a plan for when meter starts to rise
Talk about times when anger was low
Talk about what others who are listening would think
Effective Self-Care
Plan and participate in self-care activities twice each month
Share stories about times when they felt cared for.
Practice mindfulness exercise at the end of each session.
Effective Communication Patterns
Daughter receives equal time to state her desires
Daughter will express one positive thing about each parent each week
Supported Populations
Contraindicated for
Partner or family violence
Severe mental illness
Blended Families
Families with children with ADHD, ODD, PTSD
Families from cultures with strong oral tradition
Families without Housing
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