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    STUDIA PHILOSOPHIA - Issue no. 2 / 2012  

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  Abstract:  Framed in the Social Constructionism approach, the Narrative Therapy, acts as a suitable extension of the Family Systemic Therapy. Embedded in the post-modern orientation, this new therapeutic approach and methodology focuses on the inherent narrative feature of most human encounters. To tell stories, respective to switch to a linguistic-narrative register, also means to reframe in real time a specific happening, situation or problem. That can be made by the client as well as by the therapist . By changing the narrative framing of a happening, the therapist aims the alteration of the approach in the way of a better adequacy of the therapeutic vision (consequently the attitude) and also of the practical implementation of that vision. We are talking about an alteration of the narrative accent that will carry on to the cognitive transmutation – premise of every change.The new systemic orientation’s main investigation axis (practical and therapeutic) situates on the semantic level of re-interpreting the “texts” (stories) brought into therapy by the client.In this paper we propose a widening of the perspectival field of therapeutic theories, enriching the possible interpretations of inter-human narrativity and communication. We shall expand, thus, the area of ethical, deontological and humanistic investigation that the constructionist approach allows. We shall also investigate the way in which the human being is inscribed in language and contained by it and how this language is stencilling and moulding his/her feelings, thinking and the perception of reality (mainly the social one). From here we may discover a number of conditionings that may embed the individual into a narrative world (redundant usually), most often un-reflected, but whose repercussions are one of the most profound and most spread. Our reflection tries to indicate at least some interrogations and subjects of investigation useful for escaping the homeostatic and circular thicket of the narrative reflexes.

Key words: narration, epistemology, psycho-therapy, systemic, semantic 

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