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Narrative Therapy: A Case Study
A discussion of narrative therapy and its application as a treatment strategy for anorexia.
# 102693 | 1,774 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses narrative therapy, which is considered a post-modern therapy and mental health treatment that seeks to gain the cooperation and insight of the patient himself. The paper applies narrative therapy to an anorexic patient to illustrate how this therapy can be utilized in the patient's recovery.

Narrative Therapy Overview
Narrative Perspectives
Narrative Concerns
Narrative Therapy in the Future
Narrative Therapy in Application

From the Paper:

"Narrative therapy can be considered a post-modern therapy and mental health treatment that seeks to gain the cooperation and insight of the patient him or herself. It consists of the integration of individuals' expressions of their unique experiences in life, an account of the individuals' interpretive processes about those experiences, and in relating these unique experience sets to both the culture background of the individual and the treatment plan (Bull, Dettinger, Detwiler, Petersen & Propst, 2005, paras.1-12). It is the counselor's or therapist's duty to reconcile these experiences and, most importantly, the individual's interpretive perception of them, with the particular mental affectation that is manifesting itself."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barrett, C. (2005). Biting the hand that starves you: Inspiring resistance to anorexia/bulimia. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 34
  • Bitter J., Disqueact G., Robertson P. & Roig G. (2004). Definitional ceremonies: Integrating community into multicultural counseling sessions. Counseling and Development, 32.
  • Bull C., Dettinger S., Detwiler L., Petersen S. & Propst O. (2005). Narrative therapy to prevent illness-related stress disorder. Journal of Counseling and Development, 83.
  • Cook-Cottone, C. (2004). Using Piaget's theory of cognitive development to understand the construction of healing narratives. Journal of College Counseling, 7.
  • Devahl, J., King, R., & Williamson, J.W. (2005). Academic incentives for students can increase participation and effectiveness of a physical activity program. Journal ofAmerican College Health, 53(6), 295, 4p.

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