ERIC Number: EJ888743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Walking the Good Red Road: Storytelling in the Counseling Relationship Using the Film "Dreamkeeper"
Harper, Faith G.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v5 n2 p216-220 2010
Counselors frequently use storytelling as a therapeutic technique. Stories allow people to find meaning and form connections by expressing the thoughts and feelings that are sometimes difficult to articulate. The film, "Dreamkeeper," presents a series of American Indian legends woven throughout the main story of a journey undertaken by a young man and his grandfather. These legends, coupled with the beautiful cinematography, make this film a powerful tool for use within the counseling relationship. A synopsis of the legends and their meanings are included.
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Counselor Client Relationship, Story Telling, Counseling Techniques, Cultural Relevance, Films
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