Postmodern Therapy Models: Narrative Therapy Model

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Postmodern Therapy Models: Narrative Therapy Model

Based on social constructionist assumptions and like other postmodern therapy models, narrative therapists take a non-hierarchical, collaborative position with clients in session. They believe, “The person is not the problem, the problem is the problem.” The activities in this Section introduce you to the work of one of the primary narrative therapy theorists, the late Michael White.

Instructions regarding AATBS materials, the readings listed below will be found in the following volumes:

  • California – Volume II Treatment Planning and Treatment (focus on the information about this model)
  • National – Volume – Treatment (focus on the information about this theory)
  • Both CA and National – Foundations of Family Therapy

Be sure to carefully review this week’s resources. You will be expected to apply the information from these resources when you prepare your assignment.



Books and Resources for this Week:
Books
ReferenceInstruction
Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS) materials

Review materials related to the model

Gehart, D. R. (2014) Mastering competencies in family therapy

Read Chapter 10 (the part that covers Narrative Therapy)

Websites
ReferenceInstruction
Create Speaker Notes. Microsoft.
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-speaker-notes-fc59586b-888f-4ebf-ab07-8a3cc8297867

Review Website

Narrative Therapy Centre of Toronto – Resources
http://www.narrativetherapycentre.com/resources.html

Review Webpage

White, M. Escape from Bickering. Click on the link and enter the password – NCU123.
http://www.viddler.com/v/c972a582

View Video

Document/OtherReferenceInstruction

PowerPoint - Chapter 10 Pomo MCFT
Chapter 10 Pomo MCFT.pptx

View PowerPoint

Reauthoring a life in the face of lost dreams, video transcript.
MFT5105_Reauthoring_Lives_Video_Transcript.doc

Video Transcript

White, M. (2012, September 14). Reauthoring a life in the face of lost dreams [Video File].
http://www.viddler.com/v/b3ff2f85?secret=22558849

View Video


Week 7 Assignment: The Reflecting Team


Activity Description

For this assignment, you can choose to watch one of the following videos upon which to base your assignment:

“Reauthoring Lives in the Face of Lost Dreams” (Michael White with Reflecting Team, run time 1 hr. 45 minutes).

“Escape from Bickering” (Michael White with Reflecting Team, run time 1 hr. 33 minutes).

Note: The links for the videos are available in the Week 7 resources area.Depending on your Internet speed you may have to wait up to 60 seconds for the video to buffer and start playing after clicking the play button.

Of course, you are encouraged to watch both videos for the learning value you would gain.

After watching the selected video, write a reflection paper. In the consultation on the video, the specific problems of the client family are addressed. Michael White and the Reflecting Team focus in on the issues presented. In your reflection paper, please address each of the following (use the bolded words as headers to organize your paper):

  1. In what ways does Michael White move to shift the meanings and beliefs of the clients? Cite three or more examples. Be specific and use the actual words and dialogue of the client and therapist to illustrate your examples.
  2. In what ways does Michael White seek to restructure client interactions or direct the client to change his or her behavior? Cite three or more examples. Be specific and use the actual words and dialogue of the client and therapist to illustrate your examples. How effective were Michael White’s interventions into the meanings and directed behavior change? Were you convinced that these methods were working?
  3. Comment on your impressions of the use of the Reflecting Team. What purpose did the Team serve? Was it effective? Cite examples supporting you perceptions. How might you use the idea of a reflecting team without necessarily having one (they are a bit too expensive for a private or agency practice)?
  4. Social constructionist therapists work to stabilize, normalize, and create acceptance in clients as methods of solving the concerns of clients. They also focus on strengths and resiliency. Cite at least two or more examples, in detail, where you witnessed this strategy.
  5. How could mental health recovery concepts be applied to the case in the video you selected?

Length: 5-7

Your reflection paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights (yours) relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

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Learning Outcomes


4.0 Evaluate the effectiveness of narrative therapy through personal reflection and integrative case analysis.

7.0 Design a therapeutic approach to a clinical case using a postmodern model of therapy and the recovery model.




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