Conclusion And Contraindications

Recalling historical stories for group members is a simple intervention. When recounting a previously shared account back to the group, the facilitator will most likely find that other group members will also be able to add details or corroboration.

The primary contraindications are not to recount a story in a hurtful or shaming manner. It is important to be very clear that the intent of recounting the historical tale is in service of supporting or reinforcing a current situation that is being addressed with different choices. Of course one other contraindication would be to recount a story to a group member either incorrectly or attribute the story to the wrong group member.

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Moustakas, C. E. (1994). Existential Psychotherapy and the Interpretation of Dreams. Northvale, NJ: Aronson.

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