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Assessment and Evaluation of Narratives in Guided Imagery and Music (GIM)
Perilli, Gabriella Giordanella
Barcelona Publishers / Softcover / 2016-12-01 / 1945411147
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The author presents a new paradigm for GIM theory, research, and practice—one that adds new dimensions yet retains the integrity of the method. The main focus is on how both client and therapist can derive meaning out of the narratives that emerge in the GIM session. The paradigm consists of a new procedural component to the session, the use of cognitive concepts to analyze the narratives created by the client, and a method of assessment and evaluation. The new procedure is the “re-descriptive technique,” wherein the client writes a description of the GIM experience at home, after having time to reflect upon potential meanings. The narratives that the client develops from all the nonverbal and verbal materials from each session are then analyzed using cognitive concepts,
such as ego resilience, emotional regulation, and cognitive dimensions such as abstraction, integration, coherence and so forth. Finally, the book concludes with easy to use forms for charting the client’s progress, not only in discovering greater meaning in life, but also in learning how to use and integrate the meaning-making process.

Table of Contents


Foreword: Kenneth E. Bruscia

Chapter 1: Introduction to Narratives in Psychotherapy

Chapter 2: Overview of Specific Ways of Using Narratives

A System to Code Autobiographical Episodes
Narratives That Clients Tell About Their Treatment
A Model to Explain Personal Narratives Coherence: NaCCS
The Narrative Processes Coding System: NPCS
Narratives in Assessment of Interpersonal Motivation in Transcripts: AIMIT
Narratives in the Postrationalist Perspective
Narratives in the Redefining Psychotherapy

Chapter 3: Narratives in Imagery and Music Experiences: GIM

Basic Components in Imagery and Music Experiences for Narratives Assessment and Evaluation
Imagery and Music
States of Consciousness
Verbal Processing and Narratives
Narratives for Self-integration
Redescriptive Narrative Technique.

Chapter 4: Emotion and Resilience in GIM Assessment and Evaluation

Two Types of Emotions
Cognitive Appraisal in Emotion Modulation
Emotion Regulation Capacity
Emotion Regulation Strategies
Emotion Regulation in GIM Experience
Emotion and Cognition
Individual Differences in Choosing Emotion Regulation Strategies

Chapter 5: Resilience: A Fundamental Attitude to Be Assessed in Narratives

Trait and Ego Resilience
Psychotherapy to Promote Resilience
The Benefits of Resilience
Research on Resilience
GIM Narratives Improve Resilience
A Clinical Example of Resilient Behavior Developed Through GIM Experiences
Redescriptive Narrative and Reflecting by Anna

Chapter 6: Structural Components of Narrative Assessment and Evaluation.
Assessment in GIM

Cognitive Aspects to Structure Narratives

Chapter 7: Purposes of Using Narratives for Assessment and Evaluation in GIM
How to Assess and Evaluate a Client’s Process
Considerations and Summary
Overview of the Present Approach

Chapter 8: Coding Scales for Assessing and Evaluating GIM Experiences

Scale I: Resilient and Emotional Components
The Resilience Attitude
Emotional Regulation
Scale II: Cognitive Structural Components
Procedures for Using the Scales
Scale I: Resilient and Emotional Components.
Scale II. Cognitive Structural Components
Coding Examples of Two Vignettes.
Differences Between Transcript and Redescription Narratives
Conclusion and Future Perspectives

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