Narrative therapy is founded on the idea that people are made up of interacting stories that comprise their sense of who they are, and that the issues they bring to therapy are not restricted to (or located) within the clients themselves, but are influenced and shaped by cultural discourses about identity and power. Narrative therapy centers around a rich engagement in re-storying a client's narrative by re-considering, re-appreciating, and re-authoring the client's preferred lives and relationships.
This second edition of Narrative Therapy includes advice for working with highly conflicted couple relationships; innovative techniques for working with children, youth, and families; updated practice approaches to grief, loss, trauma, and death; ideas for understanding gender and the influence of queer-informed narrative therapy on identity formation; and the use of narrative therapy in non-Western cultural contexts.
About the Author:
Stephen Patrick Madigan holds an MSW and an MSc and PhD in couple and family therapy. In 1992, he opened the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy in Vancouver, Canada, as the first narrative therapy training site in the Northern Hemisphere. He is the director of content for the online narrative therapy interactive learning site TCTV.live, hosts the yearly Therapeutic Conversations Conference, and teaches narrative therapy training workshops worldwide. The American Family Therapy Academy honored Stephen with their Distinguished Award for Innovative Practice in Family Therapy Theory and Practice. Find out more at http://www.therapeuticconversations.com.