Narrative therapies with children and adolescents / edited by Craig Smith, David Nylund ; foreword by Melissa Elliott Griffith.

Many family therapy models inadvertently support the antiquated maxim that children should be seen and not heard, concentrating on "adult talk" and overlooking or discounting children's and adolescents' distinctive wisdom and abilities. Conversely, play therapy approaches, with t...

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Other Authors: Smith, Craig, 1954-, Nylund, David.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Guilford Press, ©1997.
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Summary:Many family therapy models inadvertently support the antiquated maxim that children should be seen and not heard, concentrating on "adult talk" and overlooking or discounting children's and adolescents' distinctive wisdom and abilities. Conversely, play therapy approaches, with their focus on long-term, expert-oriented, intrapsychic issues, often obscure the pressing contextual concerns of parents. Bringing together an array of renowned, highly creative contributors, this much-needed book demonstrates how narrative and collaborative work with young people can bridge the gap between the seemingly disparate worlds of adults and children - and can foster unique and imaginative solutions to even the most challenging clinical problems.
Showcasing approaches as creative and playful as young clients themselves, the book presents therapy as a dialogue of discovery. Through transcripts and compelling case examples, contributors illuminate how drama, art, play, and humor can be used effectively to engage with children of different ages, and to honor their idiosyncratic language, knowledge, and perspective.
Physical Description:xxvi, 469 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:1572302534
9781572302532
1572305762
9781572305762