Re-Imagining Therapy uses and develops discursive and relational perspectives on therapy to show the benefits of looking closely at how people relate to and with language. The authors draw on social constructionist, dialogic, narrative, and solution-focused approaches to argue that detachment and objectivity have impoverished our ways of understanding life and language. The focus here is on words and language as tools, gestures, and actions through which therapy can work to build a sense of promise and trust. Re-Imagining Therapy is a fresh and engaging book that will be invaluable for students, practitioners, and academics interested in the relationship between therapy and social construction.
Kenneth J Gergen and Sheila McNamee
Towards Discursive and Human Metaphors of Therapy
Metaphors of Words and Talk
Processes of Re-Enchantment
Metaphors of Therapy and Good Interaction
Attempts at Closure