Provide a brief narrative review of the following Narrative Therapy techniques and their implications in this model of therapy:
- Externalizing the problem.
- Identifying the effects of the problem over her life.
- Mapping unique outcomes, or times that she had influence over the problem.
Using the following case, formulate questions that demonstrate the use of the techniques when working with the case’s presenting issues.
Then, create a dialogue between the counselor and client (or clients) by imagining the client’s or clients’ response to the questions. Include the dialogue you created, including all questions and responses.
Note: Include headings to delineate where the respective techniques are being best demonstrated in the dialogue. Keep in mind that some concepts/techniques do not begin and end with a section of dialogue but are pervasive throughout the therapeutic process.
Narrative Therapy Case Study
A young woman entering treatment is bothered by several recent incidences in which she became angry and flew into a rage, surprising and frightening her husband. She grew up in a family that feared overt expressions of anger and was taught to take care of others at her own expense. Consequently, she was cut off from the assertive part of herself and learned to believe that bad things would happen if she asserted herself. However, now she is unable to contain her anger. These events simply confirm her belief that assertiveness and anger are dangerous and should be feared.