Kinderberading : 'n Bybels-narratiewe model
Pretorius, Johanna Petronella
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The purpose of this research is to examine the possibilities of the Biblical narrative (Genesis 37·, 39-50 as the focus of this study) in therapy with children. A practical, reformed view of humans has been established, to give a clearer understanding of how Christian therapists view a child in therapy. The specific role of the therapist in the use of Narrative therapy was explored. Narrative therapy can be approach in two different ways: the use of the persons problem-oriented story, or the use of external narratives. Both uses have been discussed, combined and illustrated through the use of case studies. The story of Joseph (Genesis 37, 39-50) was selected for use in this studie. It has been studied in a context of Revelation history, while the case for the use of this narrative has been argued. The main reason being that Joseph seems to be an exceptional example of virtue for any person to follow. On the strenth of this study the author wishes to make the conclusive propositi·ons: Children with problems should not only be helped to cope with their problems, but should also be taught to build a relationship with God during the therapy proses. Since stories have been used through the ages to convey a spesific message (also by Jesus himself), this method could (and should) be employed while. working with children. The Christian therapist is priviledged to have the Word of God, written in narrative form, to utilize in practice.
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