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Running head: FAMILY THERAPY 1 Experiential Family Therapy versus Narrative Family Therapy 6650N Psychotherapy with groups and Families. 9/19/2020 Experiential Family Therapy and Narrative Family Therapy
FAMILY THERAPY 2 An effective theory regarding psychotherapeutic practice is one that offers a framework that monitors thoughts, actions and interventions of psychologists in the course of a therapeutic process. This type of theory may act or serve as a roadmap used by therapists because they follow guidelines during the multifaceted journey that leads towards the psyche of another individual or patient (Nichols & Davis, 2020). There exist innumerable useable therapeutic orientations in the realm of clinical psychology such as narrative and family therapy. Each of these therapies consider the role of a clinical therapist as well as the behaviors, emotions and thoughts of patients in a very unique and distinct manner. Key Points of Narrative Family Theory Narrative theory separates individuals from their personal problems and encourages them to depend on their skills in order to minimize various issues or problems in their lives (Nichols & Davis, 2020). In the course of one’s life, individual experiences eventually become personal stories, which are given a meaning because they play a significant role in shaping individual identity. This theory makes use of power derived from such stories an helps individuals discover their purpose in life. Therapists often do this by assigning patients the role of a narrator based on

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