An Introduction for Counsellors
AUTHOR: Payne, Martin
PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Limited
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`This is a fascinating and important book' - John McLeod
`A book which is refreshing, thoughtful and modest in its outlook...there is something in this book for most of us' - The New Therapist
`Martin Payne accomplishes more than an introduction to the ideas and practices behind Narrative Therapy. He achieves a simple clarity of expression without undermining the complexity of some of the ideas.... This book is wide-ranging, accessible and current' - The Journal of Family Therapy
Narrative therapy provides exciting alternatives for counsellors seeking new ways of working. The author of this absorbing introduction demonstrates that ideas and methods developed by influential family therapists Michael White and David Epston are equally appropriate for work with individuals and couples.
Martin Payne overviews narrative therapy practices, with vivid illustrations from transcripts of sessions, and describes the post-structuralist philosophical assumptions which inform narrative therapy. Many assumptions in traditional counselling are re-examined, and the reader is invited to consider the extent to which values and methods of narrative therapy might resonate with, enrich or challenge their existing approach. The book ends with an experiential exercise in narrative co-supervision.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1/28/2000
CATEGORY: Philosophy, Psychology