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ERIC Number: EJ837621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
The Use of Narrative Therapy with Clients Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder
Ngazimbi, Evadne E.; Lambie, Glenn W.; Shillingford, M. Ann
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v3 n2 p157-174 Jul 2008
Clients diagnosed with bipolar disorder often suffer from mood instability, and research suggests that these clients need both counseling services and pharmacotherapy. Narrative therapy is a social constructionist approach grounded on the premise that there is no single "truth"; individuals may create new meanings and retell their stories to overcome the discourses that have oppressed them. This manuscript (a) reviews bipolar disorder and the traditional therapeutic approaches employed to treat the disorder, (b) introduces the theoretical constructs of therapy, and (c) presents a case illustration of the application of narrative therapy with a client diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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