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Re-authoring narrative therapy: improving our self-management tools

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Abstract


  • Narrative practices have the potential to play a robust part in strategies for self-managing psychosocial well-being. Narrative therapy in particular seeks to empower groups and individuals, providing them with the resources and skills needed for positively improving their own well-being and coping with a wide range of life challenges. However, narrative therapy is in need of a philosophical update and some theoretical finetuning. Re-authoring some key elements of narrative therapy's official narrative will not only improve our understanding of it but increase the chances of a wider uptake of self-management strategies. Some features of narrative therapy's self-understanding invite and require clarification or adjustment in order to benefit from new thinking in philosophy and the cognitive sciences.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. & Gallagher, S. (2017). Re-authoring narrative therapy: improving our self-management tools. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, 24 (2), 157-167.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85020201764

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4055&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3043

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 157

End Page


  • 167

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Narrative practices have the potential to play a robust part in strategies for self-managing psychosocial well-being. Narrative therapy in particular seeks to empower groups and individuals, providing them with the resources and skills needed for positively improving their own well-being and coping with a wide range of life challenges. However, narrative therapy is in need of a philosophical update and some theoretical finetuning. Re-authoring some key elements of narrative therapy's official narrative will not only improve our understanding of it but increase the chances of a wider uptake of self-management strategies. Some features of narrative therapy's self-understanding invite and require clarification or adjustment in order to benefit from new thinking in philosophy and the cognitive sciences.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Hutto, D. D. & Gallagher, S. (2017). Re-authoring narrative therapy: improving our self-management tools. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, 24 (2), 157-167.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85020201764

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4055&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3043

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 157

End Page


  • 167

Volume


  • 24

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States