Curating Stories in Teaching Family Therapy

Neden, Jeanette (2011) Curating Stories in Teaching Family Therapy. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 32 (2). pp. 220-236. ISSN 0814-723X

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In this article I explore the use of Pearce and Pearce's' (1998) notion of ‘curating stories’ and ‘transcendent story-telling’ for teaching about models in family therapy. Taking a position of curator, the discussion invites students into inclusive and pluralist thinking about the many models in family therapy's collection. Two story-making frameworks of Stratigraphy and Australian Aboriginal ‘Dreaming’ are curated in a sequential way allowing a thick description and lived story of pluralism to emerge. Creative use of metaphors invites a context for transforming knowledge and abilities towards pluralism. I outline how family therapy can be taught using these metaphors as a way of freeing students to see its history as both interpretation and lived experience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: curating stories, teaching, family therapy, history
Subjects: C800 Psychology
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 15:28
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:56

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