Dr. Asha Sutton
March 9, 2015
When we look upon Narrative Therapy, we look at the person rather than the problem. This means separating the problem from the person or family. Narrative Therapists believe that people are the solutions to their own problems or issues. They also believe that people are special, and can find the answers to problems or issues that they are experiencing.
In the video, “Escape from Bickering,” Dr. White interviews a family that has multiple issues with their son and daughter. Mike, the oldest, is the identified patient, as he has been locked up for a while in various group homes for setting fires since he was …show more content…
As social constructionist therapists work to stabilize, normalize, and create an acceptance, Dr. White did exactly that as he created an atmosphere of helping the family feel comfortable, accepted, and listened to. This family felt as though each of their feelings matter no matter what they were talking about. Dr. White focused on the strength of each individual; especially the fact of Mike’s loyalty to his friends, and as well as Debbie’s organizational skills as she learned how to be more organized as she matured. Dr. White uses Mike’s good loyalty and