Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends
Use of letter-writing in family therapy.
White and Epston base their therapy on the assumption that
people experience problems when the stories of their lives,
as they or others have invented them, do not sufficiently
represent their lived experience. Therapy then becomes a
process of storying or restorying the lives and experiences of
these people. In this way narrative comes to play a central
role in therapy. Both authors share delightful examples of a
storied therapy that privileges a person’s lived experience,
inviting a reflexive posture and encouraging a sense of authorship
and reauthorship of one’s experiences and relationships
in the telling and retelling of one’s story.
- May 1990
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Also by Michael White
Also by David Epston