Digital technologies and evolving narrative practice: an autoethnographic study

Chitat Chan*

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Narrative Practice (NP) seeks to help clients author a new narrative about themselves by investigating the history of their values; it is a journey from reflective explorations to preferred identity expressions. This article is an autoethnographic study of a narrative practitioner’s experience throughout the past decade. The study identified how the practice has adopted technology and how technology has, in turn, shaped the practice. It unearthed four potential technique extension domains: i) setting contexts, ii) utilising communication modalities, iii) designing data capture and comprehension methods, and iv) circulating preferred narratives. The conclusion section discusses implications for further development.

叙事实践 (NP) 旨在帮助受助者通过探索他们的价值观历史来书写关于自我的新故事;这是一个从反思性探索到身份表达偏好重塑的旅程。本文是一位叙事实践者基于过去十年经验的自传式民族志研究, 当中阐释了叙事实践如何采用数码科技, 以及数码科技如何反过来塑造实践。作者发掘了四个潜在的技术扩展领域:i) 设置实践情境, ii) 运用通讯模态, iii) 设计数据采集和分析方法, 以及, iv) 传播偏好叙事。结论部分讨论了进一步发展的方向

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-99
Number of pages17
JournalChina Journal of Social Work
Issue number1
Early online date27 Sept 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2023

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • digital storytelling
  • Narrative practice
  • technology


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