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Narrative Counseling in Schools
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Narrative Counseling in Schools
Powerful & Brief

Second Edition

Other Titles in:
School Counselling

February 2007 | 208 pages | Corwin
'What a gift to education! By practicing the ideas in this book, school counsellors everywhere can help create new descriptions and stories that will transform the academic lives and behaviours of their students' - Linda Metcalf, Author of Counseling Toward Solutions and Solution-Focused School Counseling

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:

o An exploration of ethically sound accountability practices

o Potential obstacles and suggestions for overcoming them

o Guidance to help students set goals

o Suggestions for implementing methods of restorative justice

o An expanded section on group work in the United States, specifically focusing on anger management and grief counselling

Grounded in a deep respect for students, this book's principles and practices will enable students to choose for themselves the new reputations by which they'll be known.

 
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

"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
Counseling Toward Solutions

Sample Materials & Chapters

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