Drug Rehabilitation Postmodern Therapy
Related to but not completely aligned with the postmodern art and philosophy movements, postmodern therapy (also referred to as postmodern psychotherapy) holds that it is difficult if not impossible to ascertain whether or not a person is “psychologically health.”
Working from this philosophical standpoint, postmodern therapists collaborate with their clients to deconstruct the fundamental principles that govern our lives in order to arrive at truths that will benefit the client.
The general term “postmodern therapy” is often subdivided into the following three classifications:
- Narrative Therapy – Narrative therapy is based upon the principle that our thoughts and behaviors can only be considered within the context of the culture in which we live. Also, narrative therapists work from a perspective that everyone’s worldview is determined by a largely subconscious process of evaluating data and experiences in order to create a consistent story (or narrative)
- Solution-Focused Therapy – This approach (as the name indicates) emphasizes the development of answers to the problems that participants are facing. Not intended to be an extended or ongoing form of therapy, solution-focused therapy instead operates from the perspective that the objective of the process is to arrive at specific solutions for well defined problems.
- Collaborative Language Systems – In this type of postmodern therapy, the therapist and client work together in a partnership that is designed to identify effective solutions for the issues and problems that are impacting the client’s continued healthy development.