Narrative Therapy is a method of using well-placed, well-thought-out questions that will challenge the dominant story of people. The dominant story is the story of the person that was imposed upon them --- by culture, by the family, by the social network at large.
Through the use of questions, insight, and patterning of responses, the therapist invites the client into seeing an "alternative story". This alternative story is: who they can be, who they were meant to be, and who they want to be.
Narrative Therapy is a respectful method of therapy that sees the client as the expert in their own lives. The therapist's job is to help them discover this, and, at the same time, identify the roadblocks to the creation of the life they were meant to lead.
For further information see:
- Narrative Therapy: http://www.narrativetherapycentre.com/
- Michael White: http://www.dulwichcentre.com.au/michael-white-archive.html
- David Epston: http://www.narrativeapproaches.com/
- Stephen Madigan: http://www.stephenmadigan.ca/