Episode 15 :: Narrative Therapy
Separating ourselves from the actions we take, the feelings we have, even our very thoughts is common practice during Vipassana meditation. But is there a practical application for this approach, this distinguishing of self from the story of one's life, that can help in a therapeutic setting?
Dr. Walter Bera
Today we will be speaking with Walter H. Bera, PhD, LP, LMFT, LADC. Walter is Center Director and Founder with more than 25 years of clinical experience. He holds Minnesota Licensure as a Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Walter has authored articles, books, videos and curricula and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor as well as an adjunct faculty member at a number of area universities. He is a Karate Sensei, Kali/JKD and Mindfulness Meditation practitioner.
Narrative Therapy is a growing set of ethically based and innovative therapy practices which recognize that people use narrative (or story) to make meaning of their lives and to construct their identities. Accordingly, people can change their lives and identities.
People are the experts in their own lives and problems are separate from people. Narrative therapy assumes that people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives.
Since its inception, the mission of Kenwood Therapy Center has been to provide individual, couple, family, and consultation for children, adolescents and adults on a broad range of issues. The Centerís goal is to help clients re-author lifeís narratives through an array of services that address specific needs. The center is dedicated to offering help and hope, through a variety of methodology, for the difficult periods and myriad of transitions we all experience.
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