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ERIC Number: ED426323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 147
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8039-6617-2
Narrative Counseling in Schools: Powerful and Brief. Practical Skills for Counselors.
Winslade, John; Monk, Gerald
This book discusses narrative therapy in the context of school counseling. It provides an overview of narrative therapy, guidelines for applying it, and approaches to specific problems. Narrative counseling helps students to explore their own story, externalize elements of it, distinguish the story from the person, and build a new story of their life to live out of. The counselor then helps the student to create a new reputation. A step-by-step guide for applying narrative counseling in school settings is provided. The ways in which children get labeled in schools and the effects of these labels are discussed; the problem of a reputation that precedes the "troublemaker" at school is addressed. Techniques for dealing with "problematic talk" and providing a "redescription" are provided. Conversations with kids who are "in trouble" are modeled; specific situations such as stealing, abusive behavior, truancy, and enrolling a new student are covered. The last section addresses working with groups, classes, communities, and the narrative climate in the school. A reading list, glossary, and references are included. (EMK)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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