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Narrative Therapy and Abused Women: Effectiveness of Narrative Therapy For Sheltered/ Abused Women

Miriam Matima

This paper will evaluate the effectiveness of Brief Narrative Therapy in treating abused women who are
in shelters. In addition to living with violence, many women who seek shelter have been living in
poverty, dependent on humanitarian aid, and suffering from trauma. Being abused undermines virtually
every aspect of a woman’s life; her physical as well as her mental health. Psychiatric effects may include
depression, suicidal thoughts, dissociation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, eating disorders, adjustment
disorder with depressed mood, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. In the delivery of effective clinical
interventions with abuse survivors specific narrative practices and approaches will be addressed.The
paper draws on theory, in class lectures and the personal experiences gained from working with women
who have encountered domestic violence and are currently sheltered.


The Narrative Therapy Re-visiting Research Project: A Qualitative Analysis of Participant Perceptions of Narrative Therapy

Karen Young M.S.W., Scot Cooper


In this chapter we will report on the Narrative Re-Visiting Research Project. Narrative ways of thinking shape research in ways that strive to center the voice of the therapy participant. We will present qualitative research findings that bring to the forefront the personal thoughts of the participants about what was meaningful and useful in the therapeutic conversation. This contribution moves away from the solely interpreted understandings of professionals. In a follow up meeting, persons who have consulted us re-visit videotape of earlier sessions. The participants’ accounts and descriptions of meaningful moments and experience of the process are central to this project. The authors systematically document these knowledges using qualitative methodology and attempt to discern from them themes and implications for therapeutic practice.

When All The Time You Have Is NOW: Narrative Practice At A Walk-in Therapy Clinic

Karen Young, M.S.W.

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the reader to narrative practices within a walk-in therapy clinic environment. It is not possible in one paper to discuss all the ways that narrative ideas and practices are present at the clinic, therefore I will focus discussion on the areas of practice that relate to subordinate storyline development.

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Research as Retelling: Capturing Pivotal Moments in Therapy and Training

Jim Duvall, M.Ed. R.S.W., Eric King, M.S.W., R.S.W., Faye Mishna, M.S.W., Ph.D., R.S.W., Ardrienne Chambon, M.S.W., Ph.D.

This chapter presents and discusses concepts relevant to therapy informed by social constructionist thinking and narrative therapy. We briefly outline the research process and findings thus far, and identify critical process features that emerged as a result of the research collaboration.

Catching The Winds Of Change: 2005 Conference Proceedings

Edited By: Scot J. Cooper & Jim Duvall

This is the first in a new series coming soon to The Brief and Narrative Therapy Network.  This volume contains a collection of papers by the Brief Therapy Training Centres International Training Faculty, and others such as David Pare, Catrina Brown, Jonathan Diamond, Michael Ungar, Bala Jaison and many more. Look for other Catching The Winds Of Change compilations beginning June 2006.  This series will reflect the latest and most innovative practice-based evidence presented as a collection of papers.  For more information please contact us by clicking here.

A Competency-Based Classroom A Classroom Manual

Scot J. Cooper

Collaborative Groupwork With Multiple Families

Chris Lobsinger

Impressions Of Hope and It's Influence In The Process Of Change: An International E-mail Trialogue

Scot J. Cooper, Melissa Darmody, Yvonne Dolan

Originally published in Journal Of Systemic Therapies V. 22 #3. Fall 2003

Uncovering MRI Roots in Solution-Focused Therapy
Eve Lipchik, M.S.W.

Articles By: Karl Tomm

Dulwich Centre Selected Papers:

By: Alice Morgan

By: Michael White

By: Michael White

Her-story Case Note
By: Deb Chaisson

SFBT With Eating Distresses

By: Frederike Jacob

Complexity, Conversations, Convergence and Consultations 

-Kevin Clouthier

Is Diagnosis A Disaster?: A Constructionist Trialogue

-Kenneth J. Gergen, PhD, Lynn Hoffman, MSW, Harlene Anderson, PhD

How to "Hear," and "See" From Don D. Jackson's Interactional Therapy Perspective 
-Wendel A. Ray

When Is Change Really Real

-Nick Triantafillou