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dc.contributor.author Nixon, Gary
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-04T14:49:01Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-04T14:49:01Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.citation Nixon, G. (2000). From authenticity to thick description and externalizing the problem: A turn to narrative therapy in working with people dealing with schizophrenia. International Journal of Practical Approaches to Disability, 24(1-3), 56-59. en
dc.identifier.issn 1703-3381
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/428
dc.description Permission granted by Val Lawton, Managing Editor, IJDCR to include article in the University of Lethbridge Institutional Repository.
dc.description.abstract The author noticed that his existential-humanistic counselling approach with its focus on authenticity and self-actualization seemed to be counter-productive in working with people dealing with schizophrenia issues. This noticing precipitated a turn to narrative therapy with its focus on people telling preferred stories of their own lives, moving towards thick rather than thin descriptions, and recognizing that people are not their problems. A case example of working with a person with schizophrenia issues is given to show how externalizing the problem can free extensive personal resources and strengths in defeating the problem. The author concludes with some personal reflections on his turn to narrative therapy. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher International Disability Research Centre en
dc.subject Schizophrenia en
dc.subject Schizophrenia treatment en
dc.subject Narrative therapy en
dc.title From authenticity to thick description and externalizing the problem: A turn to narrative therapy in working with people dealing with schizophrenia en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en


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