Narrative and Psychotherapy
By (author) John McLeod
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Narrative and Psychotherapy by John McLeod
Book Description'A densely packed book with interesting and valuable research gleaned from a wide variety of therapy approaches, Narrative and Psychotherapy furnishes the reader with a cogent historical appraisal of the way psychotherapy, culture and storytelling fit together...A good reference book for counsellors and students...The authors' students, and clients, must be very happy that he has the interest and the capacity to tune in to others in such a fresh manner' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling The core of psychotherapy can be seen as a process in which the client comes to tell, and then re-author, an individual life-story or personal narrative. The author of this book argues that all therapies are, therefore, narrative therapies, and that the counselling experience can be understood in terms of telling and retelling stories. If the story is not heard, then the therapist and the client are deprived of the most effective and mutually involving mode of discourse open to them.Taking a narrative approach also requires thinking about the nature of truth, the concept of the person, the relationship between therapist and client, and the knowledge base of psychotherapy. John McLeod examines the role and significance of stories in psychotherapy from within a broad-based cultural and theoretical framework.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803976863
(156mm x 234mm x 10mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John McLeod
Using Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Paperback (September 2016)
Not just a book about research methods, this book explores multiple ways in which research can be used to inform and enhance counselling practice.
Life Lines: Writing Transcultural Adoption, Hardback (October 2015)
"The first critical study to explore narratives of transcultural adoption from contemporary Britain, Ireland and America fictions, films and memoirs made by those within the adoption 'triad' or those concerned with the part and pain and possibilities of transcultural adoption."
Doing Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Paperback (December 2014)
Supported by a companion website offering relevant journal articles, sample ethical consent forms, links to open access research tools and more, this is an indispensable resource for any counselling trainee or practitioner learning about the research process for the first time.
Personal and Professional Development for Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Mental Health Practitioners, Paperback (March 2014)» View all books by John McLeod
An accessible, research-informed approach to personal development issues for the counsellor, therapist or mental health practitioner, complete with learning tasks.
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Author Biography - John McLeod
John McLeod has held appointments in universities in the UK, New Zealand and Italy, and is currently Professor of Counselling at the Institute for Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin, and Professor of Psychology, University of Oslo. He is committed to promoting the relevance of research as a means of informing therapy practice and improving the quality of services that are available to clients, and has received an award from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for his exceptional contribution to research. His writing has influenced a generation of trainees in the field of counselling, counselling psychology and psychotherapy, and his books are widely adopted on training programmes across the world.
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