This anthology contains a diversity of accessible, engaging, practice-based papers by narrative practitioners around the world. Articles include theoretical considerations; working with individuals, groups, and communities; co-research; and an approach to community mental health. The collection is rounded out by a collection of practice notes by Michael White.
If you are wanting to understand more about narrative therapy and the different ways in which people are exploring and experimenting with narrative ways of working, this book will inform, challenge, and inspire.
Life Story Therapy is an approach designed to enable children to explore, question and understand the past events of their lives. It aims to secure their future through strengthening attachment with their carers and providing the opportunity to develop a healthy sense of self and a feeling of wellbeing. This comprehensive overview lays out the theory underlying life story therapy, including an accessible explanation of contemporary research in neurobiology and trauma. Featuring tried and tested ideas, with tools and templates illustrated through instructive case studies; the author identifies how life story... More info
Making friends can be a challenge for all children, but those on the autism spectrum, for a variety of reasons encounter difficulties. This collection of ten fully illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children on the ASD spectrum aged four to eight and looks at how they can be tackle these challenges. Key skill areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, and issues of winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship are covered in these stories. The lively and entertaining stories depersonalise issues, allowing children to see situations from the perspective... More info
In this engaging guide, Matthew Selekman presents cutting-edge strategies for helping children & their families overcome a wide range of emotional & behavioural challenges. Vivid case material illustrates how to engage clients rapidly & implement interventions that elicit their strengths. Integrating concepts & tools from a variety of therapeutic traditions, Selekman describes creative applications of interviewing, family art & play, postmodern & narrative techniques, and positive psychology. He highlights ways to promote spontaneity, fun, & new possibilities-especially with clients who feel stuck in longstanding difficulties & entrenched patterns of interaction. The book... More info