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Using the manga/anime Naruto as graphic medicine to engage clients in conversational model therapy

Shaun Halovic, PhD, Westmead Psychotherapy Program, Cumberland Hospital, and Department of Medicine, Sydney University.   Abstract Graphic medicine holds promise for overcoming a client’s initial dismissal of psychotherapeutic treatment by improving their agency in their own treatment. Graphic medicine refers to the use of comics or graphic novels to facilitate the mutual understanding of psychotherapeutic …

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Using the manga/anime Naruto as graphic medicine to engage clients in conversational model therapy

Return to Articles Shaun Halovic, PhD, Westmead Psychotherapy Program, Cumberland Hospital, and Department of Medicine, Sydney University.   Introduction Given that much psychotherapy focuses on the negative feelings associated with symptomatology, it would be reasonable for clients to assume that their positive experiences may have little place in their psychotherapy. In this paper, I counteract …

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