Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Metaphor--Therapeutic use; Narrative therapy;
Language is a powerful tool of which metaphorical language is one compelling feature that the therapist has at his or her disposal. Through the use of metaphor, therapeutic communication is enhanced and abstract ideas become more tangible. This paper begins with a dictionary definition of metaphor and how some of the experts in the field have defined it. Several types of metaphor will be described along with some practical examples for each type. Metaphor can be used in various counseling modalities. Four modalities will be described along with why metaphors are useful. Finally the paper will conclude with the process and techniques for using metaphor.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2002 Helen Driscoll Kemp
Kemp, Helen Driscoll, "The use of metaphor in counseling" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 975.