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Narrative and mental health, reimagining theory and practice, edited by Jarmila Mildorf, Elisabeth Punzi, and Christoph Singer.

Label
Narrative and mental health, reimagining theory and practice, edited by Jarmila Mildorf, Elisabeth Punzi, and Christoph Singer.
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Narrative and mental health
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionariesbibliography
Responsibility statement
edited by Jarmila Mildorf, Elisabeth Punzi, and Christoph Singer.
Series statement
Explorations in narrative psychologyOxford scholarship online
Sub title
reimagining theory and practice
Summary
Foregrounds the importance of narrative as a conceptual paradigm for understanding mental health issues, presenting stories as an alternative source of knowledge and expression. At the same time, the volume acknowledges potential limitations of narrative paradigms, especially when these are coupled with normative expectations of truthfulness, coherence, and comprehensiveness
Table Of Contents
Narratives and Mental Health: An Introduction -- Imagining an alternate psychology -- I have many sick hearts : stories about illness and life -- Narrative practices in mental health : narrative therapy and the fictive stance -- The art of teaching the art of listening : an interview study with university teachers in clinical psychology and social work -- The aftermath of silencing the trauma : a narrative case study -- Writing as narrative resource in therapeutic settings : diaries, sketches, notes -- What constitutes mad behavior? Changes in the grand narrative of disorder delineated in psychiatric diagnoses between 1832 and 1980 -- How to narrate a healthy life : life-stories and mental health in interviews with the elderly aged 90+ -- Narrative ethics and dementia : critical comments and modifications -- Narrative experiments with medical categorisation and normalisation in B. S. Johnson's House Mother Normal -- Mental illness representations in the German mass media : the case of depression -- Narrating shame in contemporary mental distress memoirs by British Women -- Psychic relief and non-narrative configurations in graphic memoirs about mental health -- Memory is a strange thing : science fiction, trauma and time in arrival
Target audience
specialized
Classification
Content