The Person in Narrative Therapy

A Post-structural, Foucauldian Account

  • Michael Guilfoyle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


This book argues that narrative practice does not have a coherent formulation of personhood in the way one finds in other fields, such as psychoanalysis and cognitive-behavioural therapy. It examines the post-structural principles that underpin narrative practice, which make available powerful conceptual tools for theorizing the person.


Narrative Therapy Personal Agency Resistance Power dynamics Foucault Post-structuralism The ethical subject The self behavior empathy psychoanalysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Guilfoyle
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  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentRhodes UniversitySouth Africa

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