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Narrative Therapy

An Introduction for Counsellors

ISBN-10: 0761957839
ISBN-13: 9780761957836
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PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Limited
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Product Description: `Narrative therapy invites a fresh look at assumptions in the therapy culture, and on reading Martin Payne's account I instantly had a sense of being understood. I found this particularly refreshing, as so much that is written in the name of narrative therapy doesn't at all fit with my understanding of its philosophical, ethical and political considerations. He has succeeded in representing his own voice in this, which really makes for engaging reading and accessibility of these ideas' - Michael White

`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.

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PAGES: 248
CATEGORY: Philosophy, Psychology
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