Essential Clinical Social Work Series

Narrative Theory in Clinical Social Work Practice

Authors: McTighe, John P.

  • Examines the implications of narrative therapy for diverse populations and issues
  • Formatted to facilitate use in a classroom setting
  • Provides detailed case studies to help the reader translate theory into practice
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About this book

This theory-to-practice guide offers mental health practitioners a powerful narrative-based approach to working with clients in clinical practice. It opens with a primer on contemporary narrative theory and offers a robust framework based on the art and techniques of listening for deeper, more meaningful understanding and intervention.
Chapters expand on these foundational concepts by applying them to a diverse range of populations and issues, among them race and ethnicity, human sexuality, immigration, and the experience of trauma, grief, and loss. The author’s engaging voice, thoughtful pedagogical style, and extensive use of examples and exercises also work together to inform the reader’s own narrative of growth and self-knowledge.
Included in the coverage:• Encountering the self, encountering the other: narratives of race and ethnicity.• Surviving together: individual and communal narratives in the wake of tragedy.• Spiritual stories: exploring ultimate meaning in social work practice.• Sexual stories: narratives of sexual identity, gender, and sexual development.• Leaving home, finding home: narrative practice with immigrant populations.• Moving on: narrative perspectives on grief and loss.
Narrative Theory in Clinical Social Work Practice is geared toward students as well as seasoned social workers, and professionals and practitioners in related clinical fields interested in informing their work with a narrative approach.

About the authors

John P. McTighe is currently an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Ramapo College of New Jersey. He received his masters degree in social work and Ph.D. in clinical social work from the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, and his M.Div. from the Washington Theological Union in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has published numerous articles in journals such as British Journal of Social Work, Journal of Traumatic Stress, and Clinical Social Work Journal, in addition to contributing a chapter to Critical Thinking in Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis. He is also in private practice in Pompton Plains, New Jersey.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Narrative Theory: An Introduction and Overview

    McTighe, John P.

    Pages 1-17

  • Encountering the Self, Encountering the Other: Narratives of Race and Ethnicity

    McTighe, John P.

    Pages 19-41

  • Surviving Together: Individual and Communal Narratives in the Wake of Tragedy

    McTighe, John P.

    Pages 43-65

  • Spiritual Stories: Exploring Ultimate Meaning in Social Work Practice

    McTighe, John P.

    Pages 67-84

  • Sexual Stories: Narratives of Sexual Identity, Gender, and Sexual Development

    McTighe, John P.

    Pages 85-112

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70787-7
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70786-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narrative Theory in Clinical Social Work Practice
Authors
Series Title
Essential Clinical Social Work Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70787-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70787-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70786-0
Series ISSN
2520-1611
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 186
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