A Narrative Approach to Supporting Clients Living with HIV
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Constr. Psychol.
COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY; RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL; MEDICATION; ADHERENCE; STIGMA; DISCLOSURE; DISEASE; HIV/AIDS; REASONS; HEALTH; WOMEN; Psychology, Clinical
The number of individuals living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continues to grow, increasing the responsibility of mental health counselors to effectively intervene and better understand the unique struggles facing survivors of HIV. Narrative therapy, a postmodern approach to counseling, is presented for use with clients living with HIV. Basic tenets of narrative therapy (externalizing the problem, identifying socially constructed messages, focusing on strengths, and reauthoring client stories) and application with HIV-positive clients are discussed, highlighting the influence of narrative therapy on both physical and mental health issues. A case application is provided.
Journal of Constructivist Psychology
"A Narrative Approach to Supporting Clients Living with HIV" (2015). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6915.