Living a More Peopled Life: Definitional Ceremony as Inquiry into Psychotherapy ‘Outcomes’— Jane Speedy


This paper raises questions about the current European and North American culture of ‘evidence-based practice’ and troubles the conventions of ‘psychotherapy outcomes’ research. Outsider witness practices and definitional ceremonies are suggested as collaborative re-search processes that sit more congruently with narrative, poststructuralist and feminist ideas and with narrative therapy practices that may, equally, be effective ways of influencing policymakers and shaping future services. Narrative practitioners and the people consulting them are invited to contribute to an international narrative therapy outcomes re-search conversation.

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