Narrative therapy, family therapy and history
Harper, D. 2009. Narrative therapy, family therapy and history. Context: A Magazine for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. 102 (April), pp. 17-18.
This article was inspired by listening to the interesting plenary on the influence of narrative therapy on family therapy at the AFT annual conference in Manchester in September 2008. One of the issues raised concerned the historical connections between narrative therapy and the broader family therapy field. The contributors seemed keen to avoid a split between narrative therapy and the broader family therapy field and, instead, to find connections but this issue seemed difficult to negotiate. As I was listening to the discussion, some thoughts occurred to me and I share them here in the hope that they might be helpful in reflecting on how the development of narrative approaches fits with the history of family therapy.
|Keywords||narrative therapy; family therapy; history of therapy|
|Journal||Context: A Magazine for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice|
|Journal citation||102 (April), pp. 17-18|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.aft.org.uk/publications/Context102.asp|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||09 Mar 2010|
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