Psychological assistance to the individual in situations of life crises using narrative practices




social reality, psychological assistance, internal resources, crisis situations, narrative practice.


This article examines the theory and practice of using narrative techniques to provide psychological support to people facing life's obstacles and crises. Researchers are studying the key aspects of the narrative approach, its effectiveness, and ways to combine it with classical methods of psychological assistance. The article aims to discuss an alternative perception of social reality based on the ideas of postmodernism about psychological support and to reveal in more detail the narrative practice as an innovative counseling technique. The research methodology is based on the analysis of narrative practice and its fundamental principles, such as separating the problem from the individual, recognizing the patient as an authority in his life, and concentrating on considering the context of communication, where speech plays a central role. The main conclusions demonstrate the effectiveness of the narrative approach as a tool for psychological support in crises. This technique ensures that each case's characteristics and specifics are considered, contributing to the successful solution of problems and restoring the psychological balance of individuals. A more detailed analysis of narrative methods may contribute to their further integration with traditional approaches and lead to the creation of new models of psychological assistance.


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Author Biographies

Victoriia Overchuk, Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

Doctor of Economics, Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Psychology, Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

Maryna Smulson, National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Academician of NAES of Ukraine, Department of Modern Information Technologies of Education, G.S. Kostiuk Institute of Psychology of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Oksana Vdovichenko, "South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky," Odesa, Ukraine.

Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Humanities, Department of Theories and Methods of Practical Psychology, The State Institution "South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky," Odesa, Ukraine.

Olena Maliar, Vinnytsia Academy of Continuing Education, Ukraine.

PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Pedagogical Sciences, Professional and Primary Education, Vinnytsia Academy of Continuing Education, Ukraine.

Katerina Vasuk, Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National Unsversity, Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychology, Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National Unsversity, Vinnytsia, Ukraine.


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How to Cite

Overchuk, V., Smulson, M., Vdovichenko, O., Maliar, O., & Vasuk, K. (2023). Psychological assistance to the individual in situations of life crises using narrative practices. Amazonia Investiga, 12(63), 188–197.