Narrative Counseling in Schools - Powerful and Brief (2nd edition)

Author(s): John Winslade and Gerald Monk

Narrative Therapy | School Guidance

Narrative Counselling 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 present even more case studies, guidance, and examples of counselling practice to help students narrate stories that "redescribe" who they are and can be. Mindful that today's busy counsellors need effective and brief techniques, the authors make plain the steps with which counsellors can externalize problems and draw out student self-knowledge to inform new ways of identifying and behaving. Updated throughout, this new edition offers: an exploration of ethically sound accountability practices; potential obstacles and suggestions for overcoming them; guidance to help students set goals; suggestions for implementing methods of restorative justice; and an expanded section on group work in the United States, specifically focusing on anger management and grief counselling.


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"What a gift to education! By practicing the ideas in this book, school counselors everywhere can help create new descriptions and stories that will transform the academic lives and behaviors of their students. Not only will schools be practicing what they have been preaching in the way of promoting respect from their students, they will receive that respect back in return." -- Linda Metcalf, Author 20060602

Preface About the Authors 1. What Is Narrative Counseling All About? We Live Through Stories A Narrative Counseling Scenario 2. Doing Narrative Counseling: A Step-by-Step Guide A Learning Guide Obstacles to Narrative Practice Counselor as Collaborator Starting Assumptions Attitudes to Bring Into the Room Specific Narrative Methods 3. Reworking Reputations The Discourse of Schooling School Descriptions The Power of the Teacher Deficit Discourse Resistance 4. Conversations With Kids Who Are "In Trouble" Trouble With Stealing Trouble in the Classroom Trouble With ADHD: A SMART Approach Trouble With Abusive Behavior Trouble With Truancy Trouble Enrolling a New Student Restorative Practices Counseling and Discipline 5. Working in a Narrative Way With Groups, Classes, and Communities: Beyond an Exclusive Focus on the Individiual Accountability Practices Working With the Larger School Community Building Communities of Concern Group Work Programs Working With a Whole Class Classroom Guidance Lessons Starting Conversations With a School Conclusion Reading List References Index

General Fields

  • : 9781412926218
  • : SAGE Publications Inc
  • : SAGE Publications Inc
  • : February 2007
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Winslade and Gerald Monk
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 371.46
  • : 208
  • : illustrations