Previous Chapter Chapter 12: Does a Story Need a Theory? Understanding the Methodology of Narrative Therapy

Fred Newman

In: Pathology and the Postmodern: Mental Illness as Discourse and Experience

Chapter 12: Does a Story Need a Theory? Understanding the Methodology of Narrative Therapy

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

Does a Story Need a Theory? Understanding the Methodology of Narrative Therapy
Does a story need a theory? Understanding the methodology of narrative therapy
FredNewman
What's Philosophy Got to Do with it?

In his essay ‘Postmodern Thinking in a Clinical Practice’ (it appears in Therapy as Social Construction, a quite useful anthology edited by Sheila McNamee and Kenneth Gergen, 1992) William Lax writes that ‘during the past 10 years the social sciences have undergone significant changes through the increasing influence and acceptance of postmodern thinking’ (1992: 69). In a footnote to this statement, Lax documents some of the authors and their fields where this influence is being felt, such as: Geertz in anthropology/ ethnography; Foerster in cybernetics; Flax, and Fraser and Nicholson in feminism; Ricoeur and Gadamer in ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website