I had read the book that launched Narrative Therapy on the world stage, Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends, several times. It was a good introduction to the concepts of Narrative Therapy, but a lot happened between 1990 (publication of that text) and White’s, Maps of Narrative Practice (2007). As a single example, in the later work, the earlier concepts of written certificates for evolving narratives has been enriched by Definitional Ceremonies – bringing others more dynamically into the witnessing and support of emerging narratives. Definitely worth a read, if you want to understand Narrative Therapy in practice!
"Maps of Narrative Practice" by Michael White was one of a dozen or so books I bought while at the Dulwich Centre in #Adelaide last month. Impressive summary of some of the central ideas and examples of #narrativetherapy! #therapy #counselling #counseling pic.twitter.com/oww5DXc5ow
— Narratives Aotearoa (@NarrativesNZ) December 11, 2019