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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446


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Narrative as a psychotechnical tool in working with personality sovereignty of the adolescent 728

Elfimova M.M.
PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental and Pedagogical Psychology, Orenburg State Pedagogical University, Orenburg, Russia

We consider the issues of the adolescent’s personal sovereignty formation in a narrative training. The narrative is defined as a text, a meaning system, first divided between people and then interiorized. We substantiate the possibility of using the narrative as a psychotechnical tool in working with the personality sovereignty of the adolescent. Its formation is connected to the adolescent’s mastering of reflexive action aimed at the meaningful organization of his/her experience of successful autonomous behavior. The essence of the narrative training is constructing the narrative (narrative metaphor). We consider two aspects of the narrative metaphor: the domain of action landscape and the domain of meaning, that help the adolescent to signify and make sense of the unique episodes of his/her life and to structure the fragmented experiences of his/her successful independent behavior.

Keywords: psychological sovereignty of the personality, psychotechnical tool, narrative, adolescence.

Column: Workshop and methods


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