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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 8, August 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Therapeutic Experiences Of Single Mothers Through Storytelling Therapy

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AUTHOR(S)

Zakaria Mohamad, Siti Salina Abdullah, Jasmi Abu Talib, Mazidah Mohd Dagang

 

KEYWORDS

Single mother, Therapeutic experience, Storytelling therapy, Mental health

 

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to understand the therapeutic experiences of single mothers through storytelling therapy in the district of Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Phenomenological qualitative approach was used as a method of data collection involving eight participants who were selected through purposive sampling techniques. A total of eight group counseling sessions was carried out using a modified narrative therapy module. During the session, three interviews were conducted to gather relevant research data in addition to observation and analysis of documents from the work of the study participants. NVivo software was used to analyze and generate verbatim theme. The findings showed that the use of narrative therapy successfully provided significant therapeutic experiences for single mothers to maintain their mental health. Three main themes were generated namely the direct impact, insight and emotional impact as the essence of the therapeutic experience. The implications of this study proved that narrative therapy is useful as a method in helping single mothers.

 

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