Systematic Review of Narrative Therapy Publications in Hong Kong

Tak Mau Simon Chan*, Chi Yuen Victor Lau, Hoi Wa Christina Yu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Purpose: This article reviews narrative therapy (NT) publications specific to Hong Kong over a period of 20 years.
Methods: Three search strategies are adopted: using the Hong Kong Baptist University OneSearch database and Google Books index, and sending soliciting emails to local scholars and practitioners. Four research questions are asked: (a) how many related publications? (b) who are the targets? (c) who are the authors? (d) what is the type of publication?
Results: In total, there are 127 publications identified. The first NT publication is dated 1996. The most common target group is “People with Problem” (48.8%). Most authors are academics (78.7%). The publications are mostly Journal Articles (68.5%).
Conclusions: Co-construction between academics and practitioners, co-researching as the landscape for co-constructing an NT community, and finally, the co-deconstruction process of local narratives are recommended as future tasks for Hong Kong related NT publications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-886
Number of pages12
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Issue number8
Early online date18 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • Hong Kong
  • narrative practice
  • narrative therapy
  • scoping review


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