Narrative processes in psychotherapy

We are interested in how narratives change in the course of psychotherapy and how modes of narrating help in getting better in therapy. We are preparing a study of narrative and co-narrative processes in brief psychodynamic psychotherapies.

  • Chapter 12 in: Habermas., T. (2019). Emotion and narrative: Perspectives in autobiographical storytelling. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Habermas, T. (2019). Beredtes Schweigen über Konflikte: Erzählen als Instrument der Therapie innerer Konflikte. Forschung Frankfurt, 2019 (1), 77-81.
  • Habermas, T., & Döll-Hentschker, S. (2017). The form of the story: Measuring linguistic aspects of narrative activity in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research.27, 300-312. Doi: 1080/10503307.2016.1259534
  • Habermas, T. (2013). Come funzionano i processi co-narrativi nella psicoterapia orientata all’insight. Psichiatria e Psicoterapia, 32, 292-303.

Daniel Fesel writes his dissertation on narrating and co-narrating in psychotherapy.

Pia Eiswirth writes her dissertation on innovative moments in psychotherapy.