Year: 1998 Source: Crisis Intervention and Time-Limited Treatment, v.4, no.2-3, (1998), p.215-226 SIEC No: 19990479

Narrative theory provides a useful framework for brief group treatment of persons in crisis because it proposes that understanding of experience is gained through social discourse. Groups offer persons in crisis a new context for attributing meaning to critical events. This article presents a discussion of literature on brief group treatment & of elements of narrative theory & a description of clinical application of brief narrative group treatment in a community mental health centre. (25 refs.)