Counseling caregivers of families affected by HIV/AIDS: The use of narrative therapy
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Psychol. Afr.
AIDS; CARE; HEALTH; WOMEN; Psychology, Multidisciplinary
This article proposes the use of Narrative Therapy with family caregivers of family members diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The authors identify the reasons for using Narrative Therapy with African family caregivers who have relocated to the United States of America. The tenets of Narrative Therapy are outlined, and a case illustration Is provided to show how Narrative Therapy can be implemented. In this case study, the client moves from a state of helplessness and hopelessness to being able to regain control of her life and improve the care of her sister. She was able to re-write her story: from feeling incompetent to a position of strength. Although Narrative Therapy was used successfully with an African family caregiver within the USA, the authors assert that the interventions have the potential to be used as effectively with those clients living in Africa, provided counselors are sensitive to cultural differences that will affect their practice.
Journal of Psychology in Africa
"Counseling caregivers of families affected by HIV/AIDS: The use of narrative therapy" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 769.