Social Justice in psychotherapy
I believe that it is meaningful that I inform you about the kind of work I offer and I how I choose to identify myself in this context. I have been working with Narrative Therapy ideas since 2010. This is the therapy that best fits my identity as a professional and that best speaks about my values as well. Narrative therapy aims to create a working environment where the clients know there is room for their experiences, knowledge, and skills in the therapy and that their presentation of self is given considerable weight in the conversation. Through seeing clients as experts in their own lives, the therapist tries to understand the problem based on the clients’ personal experiences and how clients view problems as affecting them. During the conversation, the therapist will hopefully use each client’s personal definitions of what the problem is and use this to move the conversation forward towards helping clients expand a vision of their dreams and hopes. We focus on client’s strengths when discussing problems, creating a context for therapy to move in a positive direction.