narative therapy

@doormouse (4619)
September 17, 2010 11:40am CST
do you know anyone that has had this,my son will be starting this very soon,he has Attachment Disorder,only mild though,the educational psycologist thinks that this will help,but i'm not to sure how,,what he has to do is write stories and write about what he thinks is true,and she will then read through it and see if my son thinks it makes sense,with this disorder children tend to believe what isn't true,and no matter what anyone else says they don't believe it,like say someone with this disorder could believe the sky is pink,and they can be told over and over again it's blue,but pink is in their head and that's what's they believe,for instance my son thinks that if he drinlks from another persons cup he will die from some disease,i've told him a million times he won't,i've even demonstrated,but he does'nt believe me
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@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
18 Sep 10
I have heard of this therapy. Rape survivors use it to reclaim themselves. Friends who have been through it say it is amazingly helpful. Goof luck to your son. I hope it helps him as much as it helped my friends.
@doormouse (4619)
18 Sep 10
thanks for the positive comment,i'm glad this therapy has helped your friend,hopefully it will help my son aswell
@jugsjugs (13045)
17 Sep 10
I have never heard of it to be honest.I would think something like that could be done with special needs co ordinator in a school aswell,as they have to be trained in alot of disorders,also so do the teachers,if they are not all clued up on a disorder that a child has,as i am sure that this would also cause them problems in the class room when they are teaching things.My sons teachers are all clued up when it comes to both of my sons with their problems.Along with the special needs coordinator,Educational psycologist,even the head of the school,they are all very clued up.I would think that the child development clinic would be able to help out or at least offer help,as there maybe other things that they can do with him aswell.I do know that a psycologist can also understand what is going on with feelings in drawings,also that it is like looking at the childs diary of life.My son would not be able to sit there long enough to drawer a picture,they had to take him out of the room ,when my husband took him for sleep therapy appointment,as he was on one of his highs as we call it.
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@doormouse (4619)
18 Sep 10
he's being refered for the second time to the child and adolecent mental health service,the first time they gave him art and play therapy which was of no use at all,the just said he had anxiety and it was my fault,but i've now been advised to get him there again and see someone else,,,hows your sons sleep therapy going