Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Narrative therapy (NT) is a strengths-based approach to psychotherapy that uses collaboration between the client or family and the therapist to help clients see themselves as empowered and capable of living the way they want. In the face of crisis or trauma, NT helps clients achieve a “This too will pass” attitude, while positioning the therapist as an appreciative ally in the process. NT is useful with individuals and is used extensively with families due to its ability to separate clients from problems and unite families against problematic patterns. NT also lends itself well to joining with families because it stresses strengths and achievements over problems.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483346502.n250

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This content was originally published in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy © 2015 SAGE. It can be found on SAGE's website here: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483346502.n250

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