Playful Approaches to Serious Problems

Narrative Therapy with Children and their Families

David Epston (Author), Jennifer Freeman (Author), Dean Lobovits (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

The "grown-up talk" of therapy is likely to turn off children - especially if it focuses on their problematic behavior. The highly effective techniques of narrative therapy include children by respecting their unique language, stories, and views of the world.

This book describes a basic theory of collaborative narrative play, as well as verbal and nonverbal techniques that clear the way for stories of hope, possibility, and change. Compelling case examples, drawn from the authors' work, will appeal to parents and educators as well as therapists.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • May 1997
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70229-3
  • 6.5 × 9.6 in / 336 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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