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AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy

Poststructural and Narrative Thinking in Family Therapy

Editors: Dickerson, Victoria (Ed.)

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  • Applies a poststructural, narrative approach to family therapy practice
  • Explains the positive effect poststructural thinking can have on family therapy practice
  • Explores teaching narrative therapy
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About this book

This brief applies variations in poststructural thinking and practice to the field of family therapy. Poststructural thinking pervades the world of therapeutic practice in ways that are often invisible to both the theoretician as well as the practitioner.  In this brief, the authors focus on what poststructuralism has brought to our understanding. What follows are chapters that speak to training and teaching principles as well as to practices that draw on ideas about “becoming,” “relationality,” and “the aesthetics of engagement." Each chapter builds on the other with the last one reprising a key component of narrative understanding. From a teaching institution in Auckland, NZ to an online training program in Minneapolis, from new thinking about “auto-ethnography” to a “de-centered” practice to “poetic” resistance, the chapters in this brief offer exciting ideas and practice possibilities.

About the authors

Victoria C. Dickerson, PhD, is a clinician, an author of numerous articles, book chapters, and two books, a teacher of narrative ideas and practice, and previously a director of two training centers.  She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Family Therapy Academy in 2012. She teaches in various universities and offers workshops nationally and internationally.  She is currently the Associate Editor for Technology and New Media for Family Process and recently created a Webinar series for the Family Process Institute.  Her publications include several recent articles on poststructuralism and narrative theory.

Reviews

“American Family Therapy Academy brief offers insight into the poststructural and narrative approach in the couple and family therapy field, addressing the school of narrative thought as well as its clinical applicability. … book was written with both practitioners and teachers in mind. This brief serves well graduate students who have a lot to learn about the contemporary applications of narrative thinking. … What makes this book especially helpful is the use of vignettes or clinical examples in each chapter.” (Ileana Ungureanu, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • What Is Narrative Therapy? Poststructural and Narrative Thinking in Family Therapy Practice

    Pages 1-7

    Dickerson, Victoria

  • Poststructural Inquiry: Narrative Therapy’s De-Centered and Influential Stance

    Pages 9-27

    Gaddis, Stephen

  • Re-imagining Family: Growing Family Therapy Practice from the Rhizome of Autoethnography

    Pages 29-43

    Kotzé, Elmarie (et al.)

  • Constructing Matrilineal Connections in a Remembering Conversation

    Pages 45-60

    Hedtke, Lorraine

  • Toward an Aesthetics of Engagement

    Pages 61-81

    Sanders, Colin James

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31490-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31488-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poststructural and Narrative Thinking in Family Therapy
Editors
  • Victoria Dickerson
Series Title
AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
American Family Therapy Academy
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31490-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31490-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-31488-4
Series ISSN
2196-5528
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 97
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