Narrative therapy with adolescent females with eating-disturbed behavior
Narrative therapy is based on postmodern, constructivist theory about human behavior that focuses on the unique experiences of individuals, "expert" opinions about truth or the nature of reality. The student completed this practicum in order to acquire knowledge and skills in the practice of narrative therapy with individual adolescent females having eating disturbed behavior as one of their presenting problems. Sessions were conducted with 8 clients of a counselling centre for children and adolescents located in southern Manitoba. Literature reviews on narrative therapy, eating disturbed behavior, and adolescent females precede a description of methodology, findings, and conclusions. Qualitative research methods provide the framework for presentation of client themes, evaluation of student practice and learning, and client progress.