Narrative Therapy and Post Modern Approaches Essay
Narrative conversations are interactive and always in collaboration with the people consulting the therapist.
Narrative therapy seeks to be a respectful, non-blaming approach to counselling and community work, which centres people as the experts in their own lives. It views problems as separate from people and assumes people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to change their relationship with problems in their lives. Curiosity and a willingness to ask questions to which we genuinely don't know the answers are important principles of this work. There are many possible directions that any conversation can take (there is no …show more content…
THERAPY GOALS Narrative therapy views people as unique histories.
Search for counter-narratives (those narratives that function in opposition to dysfunctional narratives). Help people author new stories apart from those that derive from culturally dominant sources. Deconstruct cultural stories that may hold a person back. THERAPIST’S ROLE AND FUNCTION ( NT= NARRATIVE THERAPISTS)
NT are active facilitators. Relational necessities are: Care, interest, respectful curiosity, openness, empathy, contact and even