Narrative Therapy and Poststructuralism — Michael White


This writing locates narrative therapy in poststructuralist thought and considers how the work of Michel Foucault has influenced the development of narrative practice. For those readers influenced in the philosophical influences of narrative ideas this extract from the book ‘Narratives of Therapist Lives’ (Dulwich Centre Publications 1997) will provide much food for thought. Key concepts: knowledge/power, ‘truth’, the repressive hypothesis, emancipation narrative.