Publisher description for Narrative counseling in schools : powerful & brief / John M. Winslade, Gerald D. Monk.


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Narrative counseling in schools is based on the premise that stories, rather than hard-nosed realities, shape our lives. By changing the stories that negatively label and define students, we help them open up new avenues and opportunities.

In this second edition of their bestselling book, John Winslade and Gerald Monk offer even more case studies, guidance, and examples of counseling practice to help students narrate stories that “redescribe” who they are and can be. Mindful that today’s busy counselors need effective and brief techniques, the authors make plain the steps with which counselors can externalize problems and draw out student self-knowledge to inform new ways of identifying and behaving. New to this edition:


An exploration of ethically sound accountability practices for narrative counseling
A discussion of obstacles to narrative methods and suggestions for overcoming them
Guidance on helping students to be more intentional and set goals
Suggestions for implementing methods of restorative justice to create more caring school communities
An expanded section on group work in the United States, specifically focusing on anger management and grief counseling


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Educational counseling.
Narrative therapy.
Interpersonal relations.