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Copy of Narrative Therapy


Nancy Frigaard

on 16 November 2015

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Transcript of Copy of Narrative Therapy

Nancy Frigaard
Narrative Therapy
< - - - - - - - - - - - Overview - - - - - - - -
Narrative Thearpy
Working Phase
Treatment Planning
Key Techniques
Two Steps for Therapists...
Deconstruct problematic story
Dominant Story
Reconstructed Story
Preferred Story
Collaborative, What Does Client Want?
More Techniques
Becoming More Multi-Storied
new story development
Examples of Techniques
Listening & Questioning
Externalizing the Problem
Seeking Unique Outcomes
Co-Construction of Alternative Stories
Definitional Ceremonies
Therapeutic Letters
??? Any Questions ???
Goals are Clients Goals
Therapist Facilitates Rewriting Story
Looking for hopeful exceptions
to problem saturated story
may be small or big moments, like waking up on time, or college graduation.
Therapueutic Letters
Reconstructive and reauthoring questions.
Personifying Problem
space for new meaning and understanding
stories have many possible meanings
discrepancy between inferred/intended meaning
therapist helps fill discrepancy
unpack stories to see from different perspectives
situate in broader context
history of relationship
contextual influences
interrelationships of beliefs, practices, feelings, attitudes
tactics or strategies
Reauthoring Questions
What has Life been like living with Mrs. Bully?
Leads to:
Mr. Sad
Mr. Angry
Ms. Frustrated
Mr. Happy
Mr. Mad
structure-know what to expect
Wednesday's - mom is relaxed and more patient
alternative ways of looking at facts
exceptional events, actions or thoughts
contradicts dominant problems
begins new family story line
extend to the future...
describe problem varying ways/situations
include cultural discourse
recognize internal narratives
allow additions/substitutions
A third party who is invited
to listen to and acknowledge
the preferred stories and identity
claims of the client.
become connected to alternative story
summarize sessions
invite reluctant members
address future
map sequence of events
lasting: can be re-read
and used when ready for
highlight redundancy and make healthy predictions
Commenced when client is ready
Definitional Ceremony
Therapist asks "problem resurgence" questions
Can be right of passage
Use Client Goals to shape treatment plan.
Therapist is facilitator and allows clients to shape goals using current story.
Therapist directs toward preferred story.
Work is collaborative
Getting to preferred Story
Therapeutic Letters
Reviewing Questions: What is problem now
on a scale of 1-10
Some use traditional termination summaries
Termination should be used to help
solidify the alternative life stories.
Developing New Stories
Family Therapy, Concepts and Methods Tenth Edition by Michael P. Nichols, Pearson Education Inc., 2013
Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families Second Edition by William C. Madsen, The Guilford Press, 2007
Jackson, B., Ko, S., Lewis, B., McBride, B., Perez, B., Brianna, S., Prezi. Narrative Therapy. 23 May2012
Adapted from Prezi Jackson et al. (2012)
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