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Of Mice and Metaphors: Therapeutic Storytelling with Children 2ed

by Jerrold Brandell SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
03/2016
ISBN:
9781506305592
Format:
Pbk 176 pages
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Based on the natural storytelling abilities of children, Of Mice and Metaphors, Second Edition, provides readers with an opportunity to not only explore the traumas of a child client's past, but also to create new meanings and adaptions from communications made though metaphors. In this book, Jerrold R. Brandell, a practicing therapist and psychoanalyst, introduces a variety of dynamic strategies for therapists to incorporate a child's own creative narrative into a process of therapeutic recovery. Engaging case histories illustrate effective strategies that include actual clients' stories and the author's response to their narratives.

Chapter 1: Stories and Reciprocal Storytelling in Dynamic Child Psychotherapy
Children's Stories: An Overview of the Literature
What Is Reciprocal Storytelling?
When Is Reciprocal Storytelling Useful and with Which Patients?
Eliciting the Child's Story
The Lesson or Moral
Poststory Discussion
The Therapist's Role in the Storytelling Process
What Are the Most Important Components of Children's Stories?
Which Theoretical Frameworks Are Compatible with Reciprocal Storytelling?
The Case of Tony
Tony's Story
Analysis
Therapist's Response
Discussion
Summary
Chapter 2: Autogenic Storeis, Projective Drawings, and the Clinical Assessment Process
The Case of Sean
Sean's Story
Analysis
The Case of Robert
Robert's Story
Analysis
The Case of David
David's Story ("How Frogs Got Bulgy Eyes")
Analysis
The Case of Carl
Carl's Story
Analysis
Using Squiggle Drawings in Conjunction with Diagnostic Stories
The Case of Danny
Danny's Story
Analysis
The Case of Annie
Annie's Story
Analysis
The Case of Derek
Derek's Story ("The River")
Analysis
Summary
Chapter 3: Narrative and Historical Meaning in Child Psychotherapy
Historical and Narrative Discourse: Theoretical Perspectives
Clinical Assessment in Child Psychotherapy: The Cultivation and Synthesis of "Data"
The Narrative Discourse in Child Psychotherapy
Autogenic Stories: Royal Road to the Child's Narrative
The Case of Jed
Jed's Story ("Henry Bee")
Analysis
Jed's Story ("Thomas the Weasel")
Analysis
Jed's Story ("The Little Squeak")
Therapist's Response ("The Little Squeak")
Discussion
Jed's Story ("Pecos Bill and the Tree")
Analysis
Therapist's Response ("The True-To-Life Story of Pecos Bill")
Discussion
Jed's Story ("The 'A' From Ahswa")
Discussion
Jed's Story ("The Little Old House")
Summary
Chapter 4: Applications to Special Clinical Issues and Problems of Childhood
The Case of Sean - Revisited: Responding to an Environmental Crisis
Sean's Story ("The King and the Queen")
Analysis
Therapist's Response ("The King and Queen")
Analysis and Discussion
The Case of Martina
Martina's Story
Therapist's Response
Discussion
The Case of Roberta: Depletion Depression in a Biracial Child
Roberta's Story ("Shoelaces")
Roberta's Story ("The Ghost Who Got Stuck in the Rope")
Therapist's Response ("The Little Girl Who Got Stuck in the Rope")
Discussion
Roberta's Story ("The Creature from Another Planet")
Roberta's Story ("The Whale")
Storytelling with a Borderline Child: Therapeutic Considerations
The Case of Harry
Harry's Story
Therapist's Response
Discussion
Harry's Story
Therapist's Response
Discussion
Harry's Story
Therapist's Response
Discussion
Summary
Chapter 5: The Unfolding of the Narrative in the Psychotherapy of a Traumatized Ten-Year-Old Boy
Treatment Considerations
The Case of Nathan
Discussion
Summary of Treatment Principles
Chapter 6: Transference Dimensions of the Storytelling Process
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
The Case of Mattie: Illustration of a Selfobject Transference
Discussion
Countertransference Phenomena
Summary
Chapter 7: Secrecy and Trauma: An Adopted Child's Psychotherapy
Countertransference Themes in Bruce's Treatment
Conclusion and Further Reflections
Chapter 8: What Else Can Stories Tell Us? Using Children's Metaphorical Communications as a Measure of Therapeutic Progress
The Case of John
Design
Findings
The Stories
Summary

“A compelling account by a master clinician of the use of reciprocal storytelling technique.”
Jerrold R. Brandell - Wayne State University