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The Hungry-for-Attention Metaphor: Integrating Narrative and Behavioural Therapy for Families With Attention Seeking Children

  • Kayla R. Waters (a1)

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Many families come to treatment with concerns about attention-seeking children. This paper examines the dominant socio-cultural and biological influences on individual parent and child narratives about attention-seeking behaviour and explores the misalignment between the two. A case study illustrates the reconstruction of the dominant problem-saturated story through the hungry-for-attention metaphor. Finally, the author proposes an integrative approach to combining narrative practices with behavioural interventions for families and professional caregivers.

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*Address for correspondence: Kayla R. Waters, Department of Human Services, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS 66621.

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The Hungry-for-Attention Metaphor: Integrating Narrative and Behavioural Therapy for Families With Attention Seeking Children

  • Kayla R. Waters (a1)

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