Jodie is a casual academic and teaches at the University of Wollongong and Western Sydney University.
Therapeutic life story work is an attachment based intervention that involves the child and the carer. The intervention allows the child to understand and process their life history by using the relationship between the child and the carer as a reparative tool.
The pilot program involves the practitioner and two different non-government OOHC service providers. This will lead to the presentation of three case studies which will illustrate therapeutic life story work in action. The case study discussion will critically reflect on the success and the challenges of the implementation and intervention process by considering the intervention from a clinical perspective to determine if the therapeutic life story work intervention has assisted the child and carer to understand, process and explore the child’s narrative.
The discussion in this chapter will be presented as a qualitative reflection of the pilot program. It will also have an emphasis on exploring the practice that has underpinned the implementation process.