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1. In line with Narrative Therapy techniques, describe how the counselor externalized Helen’s problems. Why is externalization so important in this session? How effective is it with Helen? 2. Discuss how the counselor reinforced the idea that an individual’s self-story is influenced by the individual and cultural factors. Discuss other things reminiscent of Narrative Therapy that you saw in the video of the counseling session. 3. Discuss what the therapist might want to do in the next session to continue achieving the goals of Narrative Therapy The most prominent reinforcement of self-story and culture that Jim used in this session was in relation to gender roles and women’s struggle for equality. Jim started by inquiring about Helen’s mother and her date of birth, following up with asking Helen’s date of birth. Initially this seemed to be completely off topic but Jim was able to relate it very well. Helen was born at a time where women were just beginning to expand their roles in society beyond keeping a household. He suggested that this may likely have an impact on the nagging dissatisfaction Helen was experiencing. Jim was able to directly link nagging dissatisfaction with the confusion
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