Feminist and Narrative Theory
Topic: After viewing the session on Narrative Therapy and reading Jim’s Letter to Helen, choose 1 of the questions below to discuss. Your thread must indicate which question you are responding to at the top of your post. Threads must be 300-350 words and must include at least 2 references in current APA format. The answer presented in your thread must be similar in content and presentation to the discussions that would take place in a clinical/counseling team meeting. You must also demonstrate an understanding of the theory being discussed. Please include Christian worldviews with the questions.
1. In line with Narrative Therapy techniques, describe how the counselor externalized Helen’s problems. Why is externalization so important in this session? How effective is it with Helen?
2. Discuss how the counselor reinforced the idea that an individual’s self-story is influenced by the individual and cultural factors. Discuss other things reminiscent of Narrative Therapy that you saw in the video of the counseling session.
3. Discuss what the therapist might want to do in the next session to continue achieving the goals of Narrative Therapy.
Reference Books: Jones, S. L., & Butman, R. E. (2011). Modern psychotherapies: A comprehensive Christian appraisal (2nd ed.). Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press. ISBN: 9780830828524.
Murdock, N. L. (2017). Theories of counseling and psychotherapy: A case approach (custom package) (4th ed.). Upper Saddle Creek, NJ: Pearson….
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