Narrative Therapy with Children and Adolescents

Early on in the history of a narrative approach (before it was called “narrative”) Michael White worked with young children by “externalizing” the problem. We appreciate that Narrative Therapy is much more than externalizing; it is about understanding that the problem, rather than being located in the person or the system or the relationship, comes from a larger cultural discourse. This workshop will focus on work with children and adolescents, using externalizing as a practice while noticing how the culture influences both children and their parents. The “problem” is seen as an “effect” of way of thinking. What children are experiencing is constructed as problematic, rather than being seen as something that makes sense in their lives. Victoria C. Dickerson, PhD, will use videos to assist the participants in how they might work with their own young clients.

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  • April 13, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm