Journal article

Narrative therapy, neuroscience and anorexia: A reflection on practices, problems and possibilities

Kristina Lainson

International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work | Dulwich Centre | Published : 2019


The effects of anorexia are serious and have significant consequences for people’s lives. A prevalent concern among professionals working within these realms include that available therapeutic approaches may have limited usefulness for some people, especially when anorexia has been in a person’s life for a long time. Both narrative therapy and neuroscience have contributed to ways of working with people’s experiences of anorexia. This article responds to a current, broader, conversation between narrative therapy and neuroscience by exploring some of the implications of each in the context of working with anorexia. By establishing a series of tensions between the principles and practi..

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