The Tree of Life: A Review of the Strengths-Based Narrative Approach

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Lock, S. 2016. The Tree of Life: A Review of the Strengths-Based Narrative Approach. Educational Psychology Research and Practice. 2 (1), p. 2–20. https://doi.org/10.15123/uel.88582
AuthorsLock, S.
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This paper reviews the literature on the Tree of Life (ToL), a psychosocial support tool underpinned by narrative therapy. Originally developed to support vulnerable children in East and Southern Africa, ToL draws on the metaphor of a tree, taken from Zimbabwean folklore and collective narrative practice to support groups and communities to overcome difficult life experiences. The aim is to inform practitioners of the key elements of the approach and to inform educational psychology practice.

JournalEducational Psychology Research and Practice
Journal citation2 (1), p. 2–20
ISSN2059-8963
Year2016
PublisherSchool of Psychology, University of East London
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