Narratives and Healing: Implications for Psychiatry and PsychotherapySimon Dein*
University College of London, United Kingdom
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- Simon Dein
University college of London, United Kingdom
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Received date: November 17, 2015 Accepted date: March 30, 2016 Published date: April 1, 2016
Citation: Dein S (2016) Narratives and Healing: Implications for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. Anthropol 4:162. doi: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000162
Copyright: © 2016 Dein S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In this paper, I shall examine the significance of narratives in mental healthcare. I begin by discussing the narrative approach in medical anthropology and how narrative and healing relate together. I shall move on to examine narrative and psychotherapy. Finally I shall document work examining the role of narrative in teaching mental health professionals about empathy. I end by discussing the limitations of technological approaches in psychiatry and psychotherapy.