The use of narrative analysis and psychoanalytic exploration of group processes in multicultural training.

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Abstract

Narrative techniques combined with psychoanalytically oriented exploration of group processes can enhance the training of mental health professionals. This paper demonstrates their implementation in multicultural training. It is suggested that a study group can become a 'resonant box'--a transitional space where experiences of immigrants, as conveyed in their narratives, meet the reactions of the listeners and together create the 'sound' of the narrative. Narratives may resonate in contents as well as in processes: in the thoughts and emotions that students express, in their unconscious reactions and resistances as well as in unconscious group processes. When recognized and explored these contents and processes may become a source of insight into the experiences of the narrator. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-15
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Group Dynamics
  • Mental Health Personnel
  • Multicultural Education
  • Narratives
  • Psychoanalytic Training
  • Narrative Analysis
  • Thematic Analysis

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