Family therapy with adolescent children may greatly benefit from the narrativist approach. In this chapter clinical cases will be presented in which stories told by adolescents and their families gain a prominent place in therapy, allowing stories saturated with problems to undergo an effective process of re-signification, reorganization of experience, and re-authorization. The cases presented will illustrate how externalization exercises and re-authorships can be rich tools for psychotherapy. Another aspect addressed will be the therapist’s posture, in which the therapist is always open to dialog and willing to learn from the client, who is the greatest expert on their demands.
Part of the book: Family Therapy