NARRATIVE THERAPY IN SCHOOLS
Fernandez, M., Sacred Heart College, Australia
Narrative therapy proposes that meaning is generated through stories in different contexts and that problems are manufactured in these contexts. Solutions, therefore, are focused on altering the stories that, in turn, change meaning and "redefine" problems (Fernandez, 1999). This presentation looks at three vignettes, (a) "Jackie's thinker" in primary school, (b) an illness narrative dialogue with a boy who has a chronic illness in lower secondary, and (c) using narrative therapy as an extension of personality to manage study/exam stress in upper secondary.