Constructing Stories Telling Tales

As such, a key role for coaches is to “invite people to see their stories from different perspectives, to notice how they are constructed (or that they are ... What is the story that is trying to emerge from what the coachee is saying?

Author: Sarah Corrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429912177

Category: Psychology

Page: 446

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Formulation remains one of the most important activities that those using psychological approaches undertake as part of their work. Arguably, however, formulation is an activity that remains poorly understood. In a current climate demanding quick fix solutions there is a tendency, which the authors refuse, towards over-simplification. Instead this book sets out to explore the challenging complexity of psychological formulation. By drawing on a wide range of sources from psychology and the arts the authors find ways to honour the stories clients tell yet offer key psychological insights to facilitate change. They provide a clear guide to enable the reader to think about the purpose of their work with clients, the perspectives which inform it and the process used to ensure effective outcomes. The chapters, supported by exercises on key issues, examine key debates on the role of formulation in professional practice, a framework for developing a systematic approach to formulation and a detailed account of the purpose, perspective and process of formulation.

Telling Stories

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Author: Steven Cohan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134981168

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Telling Stories overturns traditional definitions of narrative by arguing that any story, whether a Bette Davis film, a jeans ad, a Jane Austen novel of a 'Cathy' comic, must be related to larger cultural networks. The authors show how meanings and subjectivity do not exist in isolation, but are manufactured by the narratives our culture reads and watches every day. They call for a critical practice that, through the fracturing of texts, can alter the grounds of knowledge and interpretation. This timely study will interest critics of narrative and culture, as well as students wanting to extend post-Saussurean theories to poopular and canonical cultures, and to the dynamics of story-telling itself.

Telling Stories

Postmodernism and the Invalidation of Traditional Narrative Michael Roemer. Every story 1s over before it begins TELLING STORIES TELLING STORIES Postmodernism and the Invalidation of Traditional.

Author: Michael Roemer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461644019

Category: Philosophy

Page: 386

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Asks important questions about the very nature of stories and examines why we read stories rather than just learning the endings.

Telling Stories in Two Languages

TELLING. GOOD. STORIES. IN. DIFFERENT. LANGUAGES. Linguistic and Educational Implications of Bilingual Children's Narrative Adaptations INTRODUCTION There are many ways to tell a story, but whether a story is good or bad depends on ...

Author: Masahiko Minami

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617353567

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 251

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The topic of bilingualism has aroused considerable interest in research on language acquisition in recent decades. Researchers in various fields, such as developmental psychology and psycholinguistics, have investigated bilingual populations from different perspectives in order to understand better how bilingualism affects cognitive abilities like memory, perception, and metalinguistic awareness. Telling Stories in Two Languages contributes to the general upsurge in linguistically related studies of bilingual children. The book’s particular and unique focus is narrative development in a bilingual and multicultural context. The book is particularly important in an increasingly pluralistic and multicultural United States, where there are large numbers of children from increasingly diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Telling stories is important in the context of language and communication development because it is often by means of this activity that children develop the skill of presenting a series of events both in speech and writing. However, varying concepts of literacy exist in different societies, and literacy has different social and personal implications in different social and cultural contexts. In our schools, teachers are expected to teach what is relevant for students in the dominant cultural framework, but it would benefit those teachers greatly to have an understanding of important differences in, for example, narrative styles of different cultures. Bilingualism or even multilingualism is all around us. Even in the United States, where a single language is clearly predominant, there are hundreds of languages spoken. Speaking more than one language may not be typical, but is so common in modern times that it would be senseless to ignore its many implications. The study of narratives told by children in both English and Japanese that are presented in this book will provide an important point of reference for research aimed at teasing apart the relative contributions of linguistic abilities and cultural conceptions to bilingual children’s narrative development.

Telling Stories

Maud tells her Anansi stories , a word that strongly suggests " anon . sea stories ” or sea stories from an anonymous , unknown origin . Cherry teaches her riddles and rhymes with a great deal of local colour , too , as far as the ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004490710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 493

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The present volume is a highly comprehensive assessment of the postcolonial short story since the thirty-six contributions cover most geographical areas concerned. Another important feature is that it deals not only with exclusive practitioners of the genre (Mansfield, Munro), but also with well-known novelists (Achebe, Armah, Atwood, Carey, Rushdie), so that stimulating comparisons are suggested between shorter and longer works by the same authors. In addition, the volume is of interest for the study of aspects of orality (dialect, dance rhythms, circularity and trickster figure for instance) and of the more or less conflictual relationships between the individual (character or implied author) and the community. Furthermore, the marginalized status of women emerges as another major theme, both as regards the past for white women settlers, or the present for urbanized characters, primarily in Africa and India. The reader will also have the rare pleasure of discovering Janice Kulik Keefer's “Fox,” her version of what she calls in her commentary “displaced autobiography’” or “creative non-fiction.” Lastly, an extensive bibliography on the postcolonial short story opens up further possibilities for research.

Telling Stories

Yes, you replied, but the narrative is uncovered in the telling. ... Now you want me to start telling you stories, a new one each week. ... Do you know what I am feeling when you tell me I need to start telling stories? Anxiety.

Author: Deborah Partington

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 9781458218681

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

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An introverted woman is overwhelmed by all the people living inside her when she comes to see psychotherapist, Dr. Freyn, for help. As she slips into a chair in her therapist’s office week after week, she does not know who she is anymore. When her weekly sessions hit an impasse, Dr. Freyn encourages her to release her internal companions so they may tell their own stories. As Dr. Freyn shows her pictures--a different one each week--and asks her to tell a story based on the pictures, the patient leads the therapist through a maze of interconnected relationships, madness, suicide, growth, and synthesis as she achieves a deeper connection with herself. As her characters spin a web of narratives that span the latter half of the twentieth century, the boundaries between fantasy and reality, truth and lies, and sanity and madness become blurred as the past and future attempt to reinvent each other. Telling Stories is the tale of one woman’s confrontation with her fragmented self and her journey to self-understanding through the stories of the internal characters who haunt her.

Telling Stories

That's all you life doesn't tell neat, complete, bastards ever want. But stories. And they all lived happily ever after. all-loose-ends-tied-up Rubbish. And the world was safe forever from the scourge of ...

Author: Geoff Palmer

Publisher: Podsnap Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780473290702

Category: Humor

Page: 194

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Steven Spalding has a secret: an anarchic, wise-cracking alter-ego named Eric Dombey. As Eric, Steven can be the man he longs to be; sharp, rude, funny and clever. But when he starts losing control, when the boundaries between reality and fiction start to blur – there are alarming (and hilarious) consequences. Wild, wacky, thoughtful, disturbing and very, very funny, this book will make you think twice. And laugh your head off. What the critics said: “When alter-ego Eric lets loose it is laugh-a-minute stuff. Concise, witty and very funny.” "Witty, irreverent, satirical, outrageous." "An absolutely splendid and entertaining book.” "Cunningly plotted ... fiendishly twisted." “Very entertaining. A clever and unpredictable novel.” “Stiletto-sharp. An accomplished debut.” “Deceptively casual, casually deceitful. Satirical, eccentric, compassionate, Telling Stories is a delight.” “A rambunctious, punning read.” “Carefully constructed, consistently comical.” WINNER OF THE REED / NORTH & SOUTH FICTION AWARD Buy Telling Stories today, because you could do with a laugh.

Telling Sexual Stories

THE SOCIAL PRAGMATICS OF STORIES Sexual stories in lives Recently , and from different academic disciplines , a number of writers have converged on the same basic idea : we tell stories about ourselves in order to constitute our selves ...

Author: Kenneth Plummer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415102952

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Heinrich Schenker: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer and theorist.

Telling StartUp Stories

Seth Godin tells would-be entrepreneurs, “Invent stuff worth talking about; tell stories about what you've invented.” He also says, “Great stories make a promise. They promise fun, safety or a shortcut. The promise needs to be bold and ...

Author: William Keyser

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468938418

Category: Business & Economics


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Telling Startup Stories: Keep the End in Mind is Will Keyser's first ebook. The second, No Surprises: Essential Numbers for Entrepreneurs is in preparation. Will has also been writing fiction and non-fiction for many years. His passion is entrepreneurship. This is expressed through his blog and website, StartUp Owl; and as a professor teaching strategy and entrepreneurship on the MBA in Managing for Sustainability at Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies. He is a consultant to StartUps in many fields, both in the US and Europe over the last 20 years. His StartUp consulting practice is Venture Founders LLC, where his work concentrates on issues of business planning and development. With a partner, he started, built and sold (for a symbolic £1 Sterling) his own business, and some others, as well as having tried and failed to start yet more. He has also served on the Board of a regional venture capital company, on the boards of many non-profits and a $16 million food retailing cooperative. He advises students on establishing their own StartUps, both while studying and following graduation. He has lived and worked in the UK and France and have been in the US for many years, splitting his time between Vermont and Texas. Will can be contacted at [email protected] on anything read in the book.

Telling Stories

Afte r relating at length what happened in the first weeks and months after the shipwreck, the narrator tells us that after making a chair, a table and shelves for his by now well-ordered "magazine of all necessary things" he now ...

Author: Ulrich Broich

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789060323342

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 346

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The contributions in this volume are all related to one of Ulrich Broich's main fields of research and teaching, the way stories are told in the various literary genres. The papers range from Chaucer to 20th-century literature; they discuss poems, prologues, plays and novels, French philosophers and English sermons, the Anglo-Boer War and totalitarianism.