Journal of Counseling Research and Practice


This article is a review of the current literature on the application of Narrative Therapy (NT) to a group setting. Sixteen peer-reviewed articles were found using the search terms narrative, group, and therapy. Databases used include Science Direct, Social Sciences Citation Index, PsychINFO, CINAHL Plus, ERIC, SocINDEX, and EBSCOhost. The articles describe the composition and efficacy of various groups that utilized NT to treat children, adults, and older adults. Narrative Group Therapy (NGT) was utilized for substance abuse, body image concerns, social phobia, grief associated with acquired brain injury, physical and sexual abuse and neglect, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intimacy within couples, transition out of homelessness, depression, anxiety, trauma, and severe mental illnesses. This review of the literature highlights the benefits and limitations of using NGT and offers a suggested direction for continued study.