`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 thi
Chapter 4: Constructivist Narrative Therapies
The field of cognitive therapy has undergone something of a transition in recent years. The early key figures in the approach, Beck and Ellis, had been trained in and influenced by psychoanalytic ideas, and brought into the new cognitive therapy the notion that psychological problems stemmed from unconscious mental ...