CBT has become more established as the therapy of choice in recent years, and consequently different voices in the CBT tradition have become prominent. This book brings together these voices by offering its readers a one-stop guide to the major approaches.
Each chapter offers an overview of a particular approach to CBT, covering:
Historical development of the approach; Theoretical underpinnings; Practical Applications; Case Examples; Research status
This book is essential reading for CBT trainees and practitioners as well as those training within the broader field of counseling & psychotherapy.
Chapter Ten: Narrative CBT
Historical Development of the Approach
Narrative CBT is an integration, in practice and theory, of ideas taken from CBT and from narrative solution focused therapies (NSFT), the latter being a series of developments in the field of systemic therapy, lead principally by de Shazer and associates (de Shazer, 1985, 1988; Lipchick, 2002), and by White and Epston (1990; White, 2007). There are three strands of thought that particularly contribute to and characterise NSFT that can be summarised as follows (these are discussed in detail later). First, that change can be generated by building on what is going well or working in the life of a person. This can be thought of as a ‘constructional’ emphasis. Second, NSFT is strongly influenced by those ideas ...