Narrative & Strategic Therapies

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  1. Book ImageBack to Reality: A Critique of Postmodern Theory in Psychotherapy

    Barbara S. Held

    The author critiques postmodern/narrative theory, with its underlying antirealist/constructivist philosophy that the knower makes rather than discovers reality. As an alternative, she introduces readers to the integrative/eclective therapy movement and proposes "modest realism."More

  2. Book ImageBread & Spirit: Therapy with the New Poor: Diversity of Race, Culture, and Values

    Harry J. Aponte

    "This is not another how-to book, although it is practical and applied. Instead, it is a book that addresses the tough situations and quandries facing therapists working with clients who differ from them in culture, ethnicity, lifestyle, or beliefs." --Contemporary PsychologyMore

  3. Book ImageConversations on Therapy: Popular Problems and Uncommon Solutions

    David R. Grove, Jay Haley

    Imagine being able to consult with Jay Haley about difficult therapy cases.More

  4. Book ImageCreative Aging: A Meaning-Making Perspective

    Mary Baird Carlsen

    "Don't let therapists and counselors keep this unique book to themselves! Every man and woman who feels 'the first cool winds of evening' can take heart from this visionary yet down-to-earth exploration of creative potential in the later years of life. This is a book that can change lives." —Robert Kastenbaum, Ph.D. Editor-in-Chief, The Encyclopedia of Adult DevelopmentMore

  5. Book ImageDoing Contextual Therapy: An Integrated Model for Working with Individuals, Couples, and Families

    Peter Goldenthal

    This book explains this deeply ethical approach of contextual therapy in practical terms and demonstrates its practice in extensive cases.More

  6. Book ImageFrom Conflict to Resolution: Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment of Distressed Individuals, Couples, and Families

    Susan M. Heitler

    "Heitler has established herself as a leader in what is evolving as an extraordinary, valuable integration of systems perspectives, cognitive and behavioral methodologies, and traditional views of personality and therapy."--Psychotherapy in Private PracticeMore

  7. Book ImageFrom Violence, Toward Love: One Therapist's Journey

    Marjorie Holiman

    This is the evocative story of one therapist's experiences with violence.

  8. Book ImageThe Healing Power of Writing: A Therapist's Guide to Using Journaling With Clients

    Susan Borkin

    The healing benefits of writing can support traditional therapy.More

  9. Book ImageIn the Therapist's Mirror: Reality in the Making

    Marilyn Wedge

    Wedge's central argument, presented clearly and illustrated in engaging cases, is that all experience, even the experience of one's own self, is a construction of signs. Symbolic forms such as language, myth, ritual, and drama create and shape our realities and provide useful tools for encouraging therapeutic change.More

  10. Book ImageInnovations in Narrative Therapy: Connecting Practice, Training, and Research

    Jim Duvall, Laura Béres

    Presenting a compelling evidence base for narrative therapy.More

  11. Book ImageThe Language of Change: Elements of Therapeutic Communication

    Paul Watzlawick

    In this groundbreaking book, a world authority on human communication and communication therapy points out a basic contradiction in the way therapists use language.More

  12. Book ImageLanguage Structure and Change: Frameworks of Meaning in Psychotherapy

    Jay S. Efran, Michael D. Lukens, Robert J. Lukens

    This work on psychotherapeutic dialogue aims to demonstrate how a client-therapist collaborative psychotherapeutic dialogue can help people to disentangle themselves from convoluted conversations and stereotyped usages that keep their lives from developing and to generate new meanings.More

  13. Book ImageMaps of Narrative Practice

    Michael White

    Michael White, one of the founders of narrative therapy, is back with his first major publication since the seminal Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends, which Norton published in 1990.More

  14. Book ImageNarrative Means to Therapeutic Ends

    Michael White, David Epston

    Use of letter-writing in family therapy.More

  15. Book ImageNarrative Practice: Continuing the Conversations

    Michael White

    Final thoughts from the now-deceased leader of narrative therapy.More

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