Playful Approaches to Serious Problems Narrative Therapy with Children and Their Families

ISBN-10: 0393702294
ISBN-13: 9780393702293
Edition: 1997
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

The "grown-up talk" of therapy is likely to turn off children - especially if it focuses on their problematic behavior. The highly effective techniques of narrative therapy include children by respecting their unique language, stories, and views of the world. This book describes a basic theory of collaborative narrative play, as well as verbal and nonverbal techniques that clear the way for stories of hope, possibility, and change. Compelling case examples, drawn from the authors' work, will appeal to parents and educators as well as therapists.

Professor John Zajicek trained in Cambridge and London and has spent more than 20 years researching MS and looking after people who have it. He is currently working in the Peninsula Medical School in Plymouth, and leads a large research team that conducts research into clinical trials for people with MS, with a particular focus on the uses of cannabis derived medicines, and research into the mechanisms of MS. Professor Zajicek is on the MS Guidelines Committee of the Association of British Neurologists, and has advised NICE on aspects of MS. Mrs. Bernadette Porter has been trained at South Bank University, Tor and South West College, and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, and is a registered nurse in Ireland. Mrs. Porter has been a lecturer at many colleges on the subject of Multiple Sclerosis, and has been published numerous times on the subject.She is Inaugral Chair of the UK MS Specialist Nurse Association, and nurse advisor to multiple institutes, including The Royal College of Nursing. Mrs. Porter is also the Key Note address to a select committee at the Hoses of Parliament. Mrs Porter has been awarded many accolades throughout her career, including The UK MS Scoiety Measuring Success Award: Team award for diagnostic services, 1st prize in 2000.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Playful Communication in Family Therapy
Getting to Know the Child Apart from the Problem
Stories of Hope
Parents in Child-Inclusive Family Therapy
Thinning the Plot, Thickening the Counterplot
Building a Narrative through Letters
Publishing the News
Therapies of Aesthetic as well as Literary Merit
Unlicensed Co-therapists
Weird and Special Abilities
Family Politics in Action
An Imagination of One's Own
Jonathon: "I Have Overcome That Much and I Don't Think I'll Be Able to Go Back"
Tony: "The Spiritual Boy Is Fine"
Jason: "I'm Lighting My Own Lantern Now"
Sophia: "I Won't Make a Place for You in My Heart, But I'll Make a Place for You in My Skin"
Terry: "So after a Long Time in Horror I Live in Peace Again"
Concluding Thoughts
Notes
References
Index

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