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Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives offers a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of narrative therapy. Influenced by feminist, postmodern, and critical theory, this edited volume illustrates how we make sense of our lives and experiences by ascribing meaning through stories that arise within social conversations and culturally available discourses.

Letters from Prison: Re-Authoring Identity with Men Who Have Perpetrated Sexual Violence
Letters from prison: Re-authoring identity with men who have perpetrated sexual violence

Joshua is currently in prison for sexually assaulting his daughter over a 3-year period. Joshua is in his early 40s, and his daughter was age 11 when the abuse began. I had conversations with Joshua for 18 months prior to his being sentenced to 4 years in prison.1 Since he has been in prison, Joshua and I have corresponded through letters. In this chapter, I share Joshua's letters, in which he reflects upon our conversations. The conversations have focused on re-authoring his identity in a manner that allows him to take greater responsibility for his abuse and to foster respectful, caring relationships.

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