Goals Of Narrative Therapy
The goal of Narrative Therapy is to use the client’s language to find out what is going well in the client’s lives to enable the client to anticipate a positive change in their life (Gehart, 2014).
The goal of Narrative Therapy is to assist clients to gain a new perspective to their problem (Gehart, 2014, p. 401). The clients may begin to view their problem differently, and may begin to form new perspectives on how they attempt to solve the problem.
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The therapist begins listening for spontaneous descriptions by asking questions. They listen to find exceptions to help the clients to enact preferred solutions to their life (page 337). The questions will encourage the client to consider new possibilities that have been formed.
Questions in Narrative Therapy are designed as “inner talk” in working with the client about the problem. The therapist asked the client to organize the problem, and ask questions to attempt to dissolve the problem (page 386). The therapist and the client work together to construct new meanings to the client’s narrative.
Interventions in SFT are problem-free talk. The therapist engages the client in a discussion that is unrelated to the reason why they came to therapy (Gehart, 2014). This intervention helps the client to explore the client’s strengths. For example: what they do in their spare time. This helps the client to get a feeling that there is more to them, then the problem. The therapist is able to get to know the client that is separate from the problem. The therapist can use the miracle question, or the therapist can also listen to look for exceptions to the client’s problem (Gehart, …show more content…
They have strengths to overcome their problem, creating a change in mindset, and noting that the person can overcome their problem.
An intervention in Narrative therapy is externalization. Externalization is the process of separating the person from identifying with the program. Externalizing conversations can lead clients in recognizing time when they dealt successfully with the program. Problem-saturated stores are deconstructed (taken apart) before new stories are co-created (Gehart, 2014).
Another intervention is searching for unique outcomes and creating alternative stories. There are successful stores regarding the problem. The assumption is that people can continually and actively re-author their lives. The therapist invites clients to author an alternative story through “unique outcomes” (Gehart, 2014). In Narrative therapy an intervention that may be used is mapping out the influence of the problem. Mapping the influence of the problem is used to clarify the problem and how the problem has the client’s life, when the problem exists in their